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Interview with Melody Kramer, Founder of Legal Greenhouse

Melody Kramer is a 15-year San Diego resident and a 20+ year veteran trial lawyer with a vision of creating fundamental change in the legal profession, changing the way lawyers learn their craft, run their law firms, and interact with their clients. Melody’s most recent professional accomplishment is the acquisition of her previous business, FreelanceLaw […]

I just celebrated by 21st birthday (hehe), okay 41st. I spent the weekend with my long-time partner Keith, wine tasting in Paso Robles. It was wonderful to spend a couple of days with my love, sipping wine, staying quiet, and reveling in the vineyards’ beauty. That was my gift – the experience of a new […]

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Two weeks ago Felena had the opportunity to have an interview with San Diego’s first female Police Chief, Shelley Zimmerman.  Police Chief Zimmerman described how she ended up in sunny San Diego from Ohio.  She went through her one of her first cases where she went undercover at a local San Diego high school to put a stop […]

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Today in the United States there are 1,200 new women owned businesses open a day. That is drastically up from last years 740 businesses a day. Recently American Express released their 4th Annual Open State of Women-Owned Business Report which had some very encouraging numbers for female entrepreneurs. 4/10 new businesses today are started by women. This means that […]

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At the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009, the Dalai Lama said something profound, unexpected, and to some, audacious.  He declared that Western women will save the world; which was quite a declaration for someone of his stature to make.  Most leaders tend to tread lightly through PR filtered messages and are extremely careful to not seem too […]

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Felena Hanson considers the impact of Obama’s presidency on small business owners and the lessons we can learn from event that have occurred during his eventful time in office.  Whether you’re for or against his legislation, Obama and his big government has had a powerful impact on entrepreneurship and small business.  As a small business […]

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Four Trends I’ve Observed Over The Last 20 years The world is changing drastically and business is following suit—finally.  My business is all about supporting female entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be productive, professional, and prosperous.  The Hera Hub community and private discussion forums are always buzzing with questions, trends, and diverse perspectives on start-ups, […]

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Whether you’re for or against his legislation, Obama and big government has had a powerful impact on entrepreneurship and small business.  As a small business owner and franchisor of Hera Hub, I am surrounded by hundreds of entrepreneurial women. This allows me to have my finger on the pulse of the small business community, keeping […]

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If you’re an Olympian in Sochi, you probably have a coach.  If you’re a devoted yogi you might have a guru.  But where’s your guiding guru for business? Ok, so let’s look for something a little less formal than Olympic class training.  Finding support and mentorship on a basic level is important in achieving most […]

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Even in 551 BC Confucius knew the importance of having a meaningful job.  Long before the days of employee badges, corporate high rises, and double glass doors, the idea of a career was in existence.  This sense of meaning and purpose was so important that Confucius imparted the often cited wisdom of  “choose a job […]

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I am a Netflix junkie.  If I have free time on weekends (which is rare), I love to devour television dramas and mysteries.  My latest addiction is House of Cards, featuring Kevin Spacey as a corrupt politician that you love to hate and hate to love.  His southern drawl and manipulative chess game were worthy […]

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I am amazed by the social pressures that our youth are up against! I know the challenges and insecurities of my parent’s era were different from my own and I am sure they feared the setbacks that I would inherit; just as I fear for the world that my future children will become heir to. […]

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