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The Growing Influence of Women Entrepreneurs

A quick look at the statistics for women-owned businesses reveals why the expression, "The future is female," has never been truer than it is today. Women own 39 percent of businesses in the U.S. — 11.6 million of them. According to American Express' 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, those 11.6 million female-owned businesses generate more than $1.7 trillion and employ...

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6 Empowering Words for Women in Business

In the 21st century, women continue to make serious strides with their leadership, innovation, and desire to help other women reach even greater heights. Need a boost of inspiration? Consider these words of encouragement for women from some of today's top female entrepreneurs. Confidence In their book, "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance – What Women...

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10 Inspiring Books from Wildly Successful Women

When it comes to advice for running your own business or charting your career course, entrepreneurship books written by women empower and inspire. Women entrepreneurs, doers, leaders, and makers describe the challenges they have overcome and the traits they have developed and nurtured to create successful businesses and careers. Whether your sights are set on growing an empire or opening...

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Taste Minneapolis: A Neighborhood Dining Guide

What's not to love about Minneapolis, the 46th most populated city in the U.S. and home to the largest urban sculpture garden in the country? One in six residents is a recreational boater, and the city is home to more golfers per capita than any other city in the U.S. It’s a city where people know how to work hard...

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24 Hours in Historic Hartford, Connecticut

If you're heading to Hartford for business, you won't have time to be bored outside of work. Connecticut's state capital is known as a thriving business center for the insurance and government industries, but it also overflows with can't-miss attractions that are perfect for your downtime. From architectural treasures and museums with a "wow" factor to an array of restaurants...

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Downtime Tips for your Wichita, Kansas Business Trip

Count yourself lucky if your next business trip takes you to Wichita, Kansas. Wichita once conjured images of dirt paths, outlaws, and smoky saloons, but the 49th largest city in the U.S. has come a long way since the days of the Wild West. Whether you arrive in town a day or two ahead of your first meeting or you...

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Cruising Motor City: Top Stops for Car Lovers in Detroit

It's called "Motor City" for good reason. If you're an auto aficionado who dreams of your next smooth ride, Detroit just might be your ultimate destination. Rich in automotive history that blends perfectly with exciting glimpses of automotive future, this historic city promises to keep your motor running during every spare minute between meetings. If your business travels take you...

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Island of Fragrant Gardens: Hong Kong Guide for the Business Traveler

East meets West with the explosive power of a thousand firecrackers in Hong Kong, an island metropolis that was once a British colony in China and is now its own superpower. Boasting the most skyscrapers in the world, Hong Kong has a reputation for being a hubbub of action, life, and noise, and it's an equally popular spot for doing...

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8 Podcasts to Listen to on Your Next Business Trip

There's a reason why 48 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly. They turn a stressful commute into an entertaining and educational experience, they're convenient, and they're usually free. If you want to learn new skills, improve sales tactics, or pick up a few self-improvement tips, then consider a subscription to one of these popular podcasts. You'll get a jump on...

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7 Productivity Apps to Keep You Organized on the Go

When it comes to usefulness, the smartphone is both a blessing and a curse. While too much time checking social media or scrolling through news feeds is a hindrance on productivity, smartphones can also be used for good. The right apps help you streamline your schedule, keep you on task, jot down notes, and stay better connected to the office....

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