20Something Female Entrepreneur

Musings of a 25 year old female 'trep

13 Dec There is never enough time in the day. Fortunately a warm fire and Christmas music will make this late night session a bit better :)

There is never enough time in the day. Fortunately a warm fire and Christmas music will make this late night session a bit better :)

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07 Dec fastcompany:

Twitter just announced that in February it will shorten the number of characters you can use in tweets containing URLs to 118 characters (117 for https links.)
[Image: Flickr user Adam Baker]

fastcompany:

Twitter just announced that in February it will shorten the number of characters you can use in tweets containing URLs to 118 characters (117 for https links.)

[Image: Flickr user Adam Baker]

07 Dec

Lessons Learned: Week of December 3, 2012 

1. “You can’t build a better past” - Don Shannon. This is so incredibly true, so stop worrying about what you could’ve done; instead learn from the past, and then start thinking about what you can do to be better. 

2. On that note - get yourself a good mentor. An hour with an amazing mentor can do wonders for your career. I always leave with a clear vision and inspiration for weeks to come. 

3. Employee reviews are so incredibly productive and positive for both employers and employees, I highly recommend doing them as often as you are able (whether monthly or quarterly). 

4. Breakups don’t have to be heard. If you are feeling like the working relationship isn’t productive, chances are so are they. Schedule a call and talk it through, and the outcome will most likely be a positive one. 

5. As hard as you might try, you can’t always please everyone. In the off chance that this happens… work your butt off 20x harder to get out of the “penalty box” (as a wise acquaintance so called it). 

Lastly - drink good wine. It makes everything better :) Tonight I’m enjoying 2010 Jericho Canyon Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 

Jericho Canyon Sauvignon Blanc
 

02 Dec

Lessons Learned: Week of November 26, 2012

I wanted to use this blog as a way to document experiences, learn from others who have already been there, and share what I’ve learned. To attempt to keep up with this blog, I am committing to jotting down what I’ve learned at the end of each week. Here’s what I learned during the week of November 26, 2012: 

  1. If you have a bad feeling about a client up front, don’t let a price tag change your mind. You probably had a bad feeling because you know what is best for your business, and moving forward with the wrong clients takes up precious time, energy and resources that could be used elsewhere. 
  2. I’ve always heard that hiring the right people is a key ingredient to a successful startup. Hiring a great candidate has added value to our business in just one week! I guess it’s too early to say anything concretely, but I’ve got a good feeling. 
  3. Producing high quality work while building a great network continues to lead to good things. 

If you have any thoughts on these subjects, I would love to hear them! - Rachel

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26 Nov Even Eli is excited that it’s breakfast burrito Monday at the #Coop

Even Eli is excited that it’s breakfast burrito Monday at the #Coop

24 Nov An impromptu stop at the local bridal store on this #smallbizsat #shoplocal

An impromptu stop at the local bridal store on this #smallbizsat #shoplocal

23 Nov
22 Nov So thankful for good food, good wine, an amazingly supportive family and 1/2 a day off work :) it makes you remember what’s truly important in life… but now back to business :) I’m also extremely thankful for my business and my team, and the opportunity to be an #entrepreneur. #thankful #blessed

So thankful for good food, good wine, an amazingly supportive family and 1/2 a day off work :) it makes you remember what’s truly important in life… but now back to business :) I’m also extremely thankful for my business and my team, and the opportunity to be an #entrepreneur. #thankful #blessed

13 Nov This ‘little’ guy is hanging out at the #Coop today. One of many reasons we enjoy working here :)

This ‘little’ guy is hanging out at the #Coop today. One of many reasons we enjoy working here :)