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  • My Top 3 Tips to Be A Successful MOMpreneur if you want to work from home

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    This photo is how long I have been in the Mompreneur business! In mom terms, FocusOnStyle has been online from onesies to 6'4"!  Just think that when the docs said that my newborn son was in the 95th percentile for height, we didn't believe them. Now look at my tall baby! As we are entering the college application process around here, it got me reflecting  about what it takes to run a successful home-based business and still have time to...
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  • Kitchen Floor Entrepreneur…

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    In our continuing 15th year celebration of FocusOnStyle online, let’ s revist this favorite post about what to wear for the stay-at-home entrepreneur.  This timeless post is from 2000, complete with it’s original header art. –S.H. Real World Dressing For The Stay-At-Home Business Pro Dear Sharon: For the past several years, I have practically had to beg, borrow, and steal to get my dream business off the ground. Finally, investments have rolled in. Now, instead of looking like the power player people think I…

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  • Switch-A-Roo Time- My online business tools for email newsletters, web hosting, marketing + more…

    I  frequently asked about what online business tools I use for web hosting & email newsletters, marketing, and more. FocusOnStyle.com has been online since 1999, so I’ve kissed A LOT of frogs, believe me.  As of this writing we are doing some major switches as we have outgrown what we are presently using and moving on. There are some MAJOR new and amazing things that will be offered down the pike. This is Phase One. We’ve had a Rackspace dedicated server for…

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  • Afraid to wear an animal print skirt to work? Think again, just add Paris Fashion Week Street Style for age-appropriate business chic

    Paris Fashion Week Steet Style- This is how you wear animal print skirts

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Paris Fashion Week street style proves to have zippy classic age-appropriate inspiration with business chic takes on animal print skirts. Animal prints can have a fabulously downtown cool edge, like our street style ladies and their leopard pants from London Fashion Week, yet too much fierceness may get out of hand for work. But not always, especially if you follow the super chic cues from these two sophisticated ladies, above, snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Either like the red Balenciaga…

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  • Work It: Style Guidelines for Women Entrepreneurs- my guest post on thenextwomen.com

      After my interview about how I run FocusOnStyle on thenextwomen.com, I was delighted when they asked me to share some style guidelines for women entrepreneurs about what modern business women should wear for a variety of occasions, like pitching for funding, attending networking events, social media photos, and speaking at large events in this guest post on their site. >> ORIGINAL: Source           >> MORE: Media Mentions   STYLE GUIDELINES FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS The NextWomen September Food &…

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  • Male Makeover, Not… Offended by disgusting appearance of co-worker

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    I am slated to open an office in a prestigious location with a co-worker coming up in September. I have long had issues with his grooming, yet he seems completely unaware and when I drop slight and, at times, bold hints–he thinks it’s a joke. I don’t want to make you sick, but it’s everything! This guy is going to meetings with the public and I am HORRIFIED. He is a walking dork: the same haircut with all the same…

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