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It’s Time To Change Our Shopping Habits

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Of course items made in North America are more expensive. But are they worth the extra cost? I think so and here’s why: Cheaper goods made in China, Taiwan, India etc are literally made on the backs of women in the developing world. How does Wal-Mart, Target, H&M or any of the other big box stores sell a sundress for $12.00 or child’s winter jacket for $19.99 especially when you consider the additional shipping and import duty taxes on those items? It’s because women in sweatshops around the world “slave” to make those items. Bangladesh’s garment industry workers are the...

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Together We Are Stronger

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Once a month, I get together with 3 other women entrepreneurs for a “working” lunch. It’s always fun … we share a laugh and catch up on each other’s family news. This is always the first order of business. Eventually, the conversation switches to work related topics and it is amazing how many problems are solved by our collective efforts. Who would have thought that 4 totally separate businesses have so much in common? One of my friends, Christy, is the founder and owner of Teach My. She has successfully launched 3 separate learning kits for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Her...

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Life Throws Curveballs

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Twenty five years ago, fresh out of university with an Economics and Teaching Degree, I envisioned a future for myself that might involve creative challenge, success, personal satisfaction and ultimate happiness.  And then life set in… Now, at the age of 50, I find that I have achieved all of those goals but in a far different way than I had originally pictured.  Surviving a family tragedy shortly before my wedding was the first of many curves I faced along the road to becoming an entrepreneur.  The most serious challenge took the form of becoming a stay-at-home mom, raising two...

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