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Staying Open for Business

Essentials to staying operational in the COVID-19 economy

"If you want something done right, just ask a busy woman,” says founder and president of Count Me In (CMI), Nell Merlino.


She should know. For years, she’s been a savvy businesswoman and advocate for female entrepreneurs. She founded CMI over 20 years ago to provide funding, business... READ MORE>>>

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From Obstacles to Overcoming 

Eight characteristics successful women employ to create professional opportunities

For more than a century, women have fought 
for fair and equal treatment in the workplace. 
Despite progress, women continue to face career hurdles. Today, workplace bias continues, and women still are not 100% on par with men, when it comes to equal pay and advancement. Still, over the past half-century, the gap has been significantly reduced....READ MORE>>>

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Think Before You Post

What kind of digital footprints are you leaving for years to come?

Everywhere you go, smartphones are being raised in the air, taking snapshots and selfies. Most of society cannot imagine life without mobile devices. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media apps make it easy to communicate with friends, family and colleagues in seconds. Digitally sharing photos, videos and messages is now a primary means of communication. 


While there are wonderful benefits to online activity, there are also risks. As a....READ MORE>>>

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Juggling in the 
Time of Imperfection

Insight for women, employees and small business owners 

We’re juggling multiple responsibilities these days, working from home, remotely schooling kids and keeping our businesses afloat in crazy, uncertain times. Is it even possible for women to increase productivity and lower stress as they take care of themselves and others? 


We sought the counsel of Phyllis Reagin, former Warner Bros. executive,... READ MORE>>>

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An Invested Interest in Giving

Be charitable, but be smart in this end-of-year season of gifting 

The holiday season inspires many of us to give to others through charitable endeavors. In fact, according to a survey by Giving USA, America has some of the most charitable individuals in the world, donating $427.71 billion to charities in 2019. 
During the holidays, many feel a particular urgency to make their yearly donations, and this could lead to....READ MORE>>>

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A Small Town Boy 
with CEO Dreams

Don Fites shares principles he has found to always work in business

When Donald (Don) Fites embarked on his first job as a field engineer at the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, he knew he would one day become CEO. 


“I always thought, ‘Someone’s going to end up running this company, and why not me?’” Fites says. Fites admits that for a fresh-out-of-college young ...READ MORE>>>

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