• 7 Things a Work-At-Home-Mom is Grateful For

    As I left my corporate career behind to start a home-based biz, I envisioned a blissful life of mommy-time with my then three and five year old daughters. The reality is, running a biz from home with two children in tow is easier said than done. Sneaking biz calls in between Barbies, nap time and loads of laundry was the

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  • Biz Tips – and Boots – Empower Women Entrepreneurs to Step Into Their Power at Visionista U: Small Biz Boot Camp

    Something magical happens when women step into a fierce pair of shoes, or boots. We literally step into our power, feeling more confident and ready to take on the world. The metaphor has been part of the Million Dollar Party Girl brand since inception in 2012, starting with the cover of my book which depicts a woman trampling NYC, Godzilla-style,

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  • 10 Remarkable Quotes for Women, Shared From Empowering Speakers at the PA Conference For Women

    The view of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from my room on the 24th floor of the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia got my creative juices flowing as I prepped for my small biz roundtable at the PA Conference for Women last week. We got the party started the night before at a VIP event for speakers, where I felt grateful to connect

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  • How to Network The Right Way: 3 Tips!

    A wise business mentor once told me, “Your business expands in direct proportion to your network.” I’ve learned over the years that she was right. Your network determines your net worth, and is essential to any woman entrepreneur’s business plan. That might be easier said than done if you’re an introvert, or if you’d rather have a root canal than

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  • 5 Game Changing Ideas to Build Your Confidence

    Lack of confidence and fear of failure are frequently cited as the two biggest barriers holding women entrepreneurs back. I decided to do my own unscientific research study, using my Facebook business page to take a poll.  I asked women to weigh in on the confidence vs. fear of failure discussion. Confidence “won”, hands down. Can it be that simple?

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  • 3 Genius Marketing Ideas Small Biz Can Learn From The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Three weeks ago I had never heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Then I woke up on a bright Sunday morning to see a video of my son-in-law in my Facebook news feed, dumping a bucket of ice on his head while his wife (my daughter) videoed the scene. I laughed so hard I spit my coffee all over

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