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3 Keys to Separating Self and Business

When we start a business, it becomes a big part of who we are, what we stand for, and how we interact. Oftentimes, it is in a very positive way but there can be times when our business permeates so much of who we are that our emotions become strongly tied. Taking things to heart […]

As a long-time entrepreneur with staff of my own, I’ve learned along the way the dos and do nots of both hiring and getting hired. Below are the four key entrepreneurial lessons for landing your next job, one that you love. Discover your passion. Taking the time to identify what drives you and what gets […]

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This week I was reminded that in 2015, women are still struggling to have a voice and a say in any arena. An interestingly relevant article by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, Speaking While Female, explored the struggles women face in trying to speak up or speak out at work. Sandberg used examples of women […]

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I was introduced to Vivian and Vivacity Sportswear thru a mutual friend here at Hera Hub. Vivian showed me a few pieces of her new line and shared her vision for Vivacity sportswear with me. I knew right away that we would make a great team and that I could deliver what she was looking […]

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Recently, Hera Hub, a spa-inspired, shared workspace for female entrepreneurs, hosted a party to invite its members and the community at large to see their new location at 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite 400. Relocating from Sorrento Mesa to Sorrento Valley (to be closer to Carmel Valley, of course), the new space showcases high ceilings, […]

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A few years back I started to play golf, thanks to my husband John, and I had the hardest time trying to find something cute, comfortable and well made to wear on the course.  I did not want to dress in shapeless polo shirts – who wants to look like a box! John got tired […]

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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 […]

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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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