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JENNIE WONG

Jennie Wong, Ph.D., is a nationally syndicated columnist and the creator of the product quiz website www.ABorC.com.
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  • 3 ways to use play to be more productive

    Play can hold they keys to productivity for entrepreneurs.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with creativity expert Marney Makridakis, the author of “ Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life .”   Ask the Mompreneur   For the last few years, my friends and I have been choosing a “word for the year,” as an alternative to making New Year’s resolutions.  The words express a theme or intention like “Enjoy,” ...

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  • Everything you ever wanted to know about ecommerce and selling online

    Ecommerce specialists like Limelight Web Development can help business sell more online.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Robert Waddell, Web Development Manager at Limelight Web Development, a full-service web development firm specializing in ecommerce websites based in Charlotte, NC.   Ask the Mompreneur   For our readers who are selling online, or who are thinking about starting to sell online, what advice do you have about how to get started?  What are the pros and cons of various ecomm...

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  • Do you have the ability to "Think Agile?"

    Agile entrepreneurs are able to shift their strategy.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Taffy Williams, author of “ Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed .”   Ask the Mompreneur   How do you definite entrepreneurial agility?  Who have you seen demonstrate excellent agility in the face of changing business conditions?   Taffy Williams   I define entrepreneurial agility as flexibility, pla...

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  • The Mompreneur Mantra

    Treat your business like a baby and your baby like a business.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features a "Best of ATM" question from Kim Gibson, the owner of Elegant Memorials, a site for downloadable funeral program templates .   Kim Gibson   I run an online company that receives orders 24/7.  I try to maintain a schedule with set hours but I cannot always predict the workload from day to day.  There have been many times when a playground trip has to be rescheduled due to the demands ...

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  • Charlotte startup The Torch helps you deal with the unexpected

    Plan for the unexpected by giving essential instructions.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Lenore Vassil, founder of The Torch, a communication tool for providing essential instructions to your loved ones in case of illness or accident.   Ask the Mompreneur   How did you come up with the idea for The Torch and what convinced you to pursue the idea full time?   Lenore Vassil   I was on an adventure vacation in Ibiza, Spain with ...

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  • Apply for the female full scholarship to Tech Talent South’s Fall Code Immersion Program

    Full scholarship available for women who want to code.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Abby Miressi, Program Director of Tech Talent South .  Skookum Digital Works is offering a full scholarship to their Fall Code Immersion Program for one female applicant, and the deadline to apply is this Sunday, October 19.   Ask the Mompreneur   Tell me a little about Tech Talent South.  What's the story behind the organization, the founders, and the mission?...

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  • Bouncing back in life and business

    How to cope with business failures

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Christine Hassler , life coach and the author of the new book “Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life.”   Ask the Mompreneur   Your new book is about resiliency and recovering from disappointments, something which I think entrepreneurs can really relate to.  Some of us had to bounce back from getting laid off to start a compa...

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  • The next best thing to a friend with a boat is Cruzin

    Cruzin is a safe way for boaters to participate in the sharing economy.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Jaclyn Baumgarten, CEO and founder of Cruzin, a new boater-to-boater rental service that’s basically Airbnb for boats.  Cruzin is based in Florida, and their North Carolina and South Carolina options range from a 24’ powerboat at Lake Norman for $360 a day to a 40’ sailboat in Georgetown for $900 a day.   Ask the Mompreneur   What inspired you to st...

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  • Mompreneur tames child support payments

    SupportPay is a child support payment solution.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Sheri Atwood, founder of the new child support payment platform SupportPay.  She recently raised $1.1 million dollars in venture capital funding from top angel investors including Draper Associates, Salesforce.com, Broadway Angels, and Aspect Ventures.   Ask the Mompreneur   How did your life story lead you to create SupportPay as a solution for managing child support p...

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  • Fixing teacher parent communications – Mompreneur creates tool to stem the flood of school emails and flyers

    SchoolCircle simplifies parent-teach communication

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Elena Krasnoperova, creator of an innovative new online tool for parent teacher communication , www.SchoolCircle.com.   Ask the Mompreneur   When did you realize that communication between teachers and parents was a problem that needed fixing?   Elena Krasnoperova   When my older son (now in 3rd grade) started kindergarten, I began receiving...

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