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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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  • A women in STEM success story

    Aisha Davis illuminates a path for women in STEM.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Aisha Davis, a graduate of Microsoft’s DigiGirlz program and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.  She currently works at Microsoft as a Technical Account Manager at their location in Southwest Charlotte.   Ask the Mompreneur   How did you and your mom first learn about Microsoft's DigiGirlz program?   Aisha Davis   People s...

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  • Doing good is the latest trend among entrepreneurs

    Social entrepreneurs aim to make the world a better place.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Sandra Marshall, a social impact consultant for both non-profit and for-profit organizations, on the topic of social entrepreneurship.   Social entrepreneurs are receiving increasing attention and support in Charlotte and beyond, including recent events at Packard Place and programs such as UNC’s Carolina Center for Public Service, which awards Bryan Fellowships to student entrepreneu...

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  • 8 simple ideas for a better workday

    Tips for creating a positive work space.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Diane Elkins, an office organizer and consultant who helps entrepreneurs deal with clutter.  Elkin’s Davidson, NC company, Positive Workspace , works with clients in the larger Charlotte area, as well as nationally via their virtual services.   Ask the Mompreneur   Whether you’re an entrepreneur or just a busy person juggling work and family, it seems like w...

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  • Liz Claman returns to the World Economic Forum: The view from Davos

    Claman to cover the WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman. She is traveling to Davos, Switzerland this week to report live from the World Economic forum. The annual meeting features 2,500 leaders from more than 100 countries addressing current challenges and future risks in the global economy.   Ask the Mompreneur   Tell us a little about the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and w...

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  • How to Use Publicity to Get More Publicity

    Leverage one piece of publicity to create more PR.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Christina Daves , a serial entrepreneur and the creator of the website www.PRforAnyone.com .  While handling her own publicity for her invention CastMedic, she appeared in over 50 media outlets in just one year.   Ask the Mompreneur:   It seems that with certain companies, after I see them mentioned once, they are suddenly everywhere.  What’s the trick for tur...

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  • Mingle bells: How to work a holiday party

    Bestselling author Susan RoAne's tips on holiday networking.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with mingling maven Susan RoAne, author of “ How to Work a Room : The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections.”  Her book has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and is celebrating its 25 th anniversary.   Ask the Mompreneur   You've been teaching people “How to Work a Room” for quite a while now.  What advice do you have for people who want ...

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  • Top 5 reasons I’m thankful to be an entrepreneur

    Gratitude for the entrepreneurial life

    #5 – Visibility (in lieu of security) I spent the first part of my working life chasing security.   I worked at some of the biggest companies and consultancies in the country and all I got to show for my troubles was three layoffs.   I finally realized that the security of Fortune 500 life was an illusion and traded it in for visibility, which is to say that there are still bad times, but you can usually seem them coming (and have time to react).   In a l...

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  • Differentiate yourself with one thing

    Author Dave Ramos consults on business strategy.

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Dave Ramos, strategy consultant to small and medium size businesses and founder of SHIFTPOINTS , Inc.  His new book is “ Decide One Thing : The One Thing EVERY Executive Team Must Decide.”   Ask the Mompreneur   I think most business owners would like to become the leader in their market, but few know how to go about doing that.  What advice do you have f...

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  • Wellness for small business

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Dr. Marshall Silverman , a board certified internist and doctor with Signature Healthcare, a Charlotte concierge medical practice .   Ask the Mompreneur   As cold and flu season gets underway, many business owners are thinking about wellness and their bottom line.  What advice do you have for entrepreneurs for keeping themselves and their employees healthy and productive...

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  • The 7 question business plan

    This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Krista Martin , a business strategist and coach who specializes in working with entrepreneurs through her practice, Make Your Mark .   Ask the Mompreneur   How can current and aspiring business owners create a fast and useful business plan?   Krista Martin:   A typed up, formal, business plan was all the rage 10 years ago.  To complete...

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