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America’s Top States for Female Business Owners

America’s Top States for Female Business OwnersFemale entrepreneurship is growing at an unprecedented rate. Between 1997 and 2015, an average of 608 new women-owned businesses opened per day, American Express' 2015 State of Women-owned Businesses report states. Since 2007, this number has increased to an average of 1,072 a day.

The report surveyed the 50 states to find which ones have the fastest-growing rates of women-owned firms, as well as which boast the most overall economic clout for female-owned companies. Here’s a look at some of the states that came out on top as being the most friendly for female business owners.


How to Handle the Self-Employment Hustle

Handling Self-EmploymentThere are dozens of benefits to working for yourself: You set your own hours; you save time on your commute; you wear whatever clothes you want, etc. However, there is a well-known downside to being self-employed: low cash flow.


Careers For Women With A Love Of Beauty And Fashion

Women in Fashion IndustryIf beauty and fashion are passions of yours, you may want to turn them into careers that can allow you to do what you love for a living. There are many options out there for beauty and fashion careers. It all depends on what interests you, and what talents you have.

Start by deciding what it is that you like to do, then figure out how to make it into a career. Some things will take some time, money, and some schooling. Other career options will just take some drive and creative passion.


Applying Principles of Yoga for Career Success

Kal MistryIn the popular book “10% Happier,” a cynical, hard-driving television news reporter takes a journey from investigating self-help claims to actually embracing meditation and finding greater balance in his career and personal life.

In my own journey, which began fleeing war and chaos in Uganda as a young girl, to working my way through school in London, building a career in human resources and management, and now serving as chief administrative officer/executive vice president at VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, I have embraced the principles of yoga in a similar quest for balance. For me, that journey has led to the understanding of how these principles can actually support career success as well as personal self-awareness and balance.


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