Encore Women? Who Are They?

People ask me why I chose Encore Women for the name of my business. Isn’t an encore an afterthought? No! As a musician I know that the encore tends to be the prettiest piece of music. The flashiest too. People tend to love encores and applaud enthusiastically. When you create your encore business, you want [ Read more ]

Why New Entrepreneurs Struggle

It isn’t easy putting a business together on your own. If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to create a business? When I started my first business, I felt very lonely. Almost everyone I talked to on the airport warned me that I was making a big mistake in [ Read more ]

Don’t Let Anyone Hold Your Brush!

How many times have you heard someone say, “I wasn’t raised to do that”? So many people blame their inability to make up their minds or to change an opinion that they’ve always had on somebody else. It might be their parents or spouse or a group they belong to. Perhaps their parents didn’t believe [ Read more ]

How to Escape the Multitasking Trap

Although people think that multitasking is a good thing, it actually decreases productivity. Here’s a method for stopping multitasking in your business. [ Read more ]

Then and Now

What I’d do differently if I could start my first business today. When I started my flight school in 1983, I had no idea how things would change. Marketing then was very different from now. Because I had run the flight school for a big aviation company, I know that effective advertising was very expensive. [ Read more ]

How to Be STRONG

“You never know how strong you are … until being strong is the only choice you have.” ~ Cayla Mills I don’t know who Cayla Mills is but I love her quote. Sometimes strength just comes along just when it is needed. I didn’t learn this at my mother’s knee. In fact she felt that [ Read more ]

Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur?

What traits do successful entrepreneurs have? Is it primarily the wish to become wealthy? No! The best entrepreneurs are passionate people who are excited about their businesses. They want to share an idea, process, product or service to people. They are motivated by their enthusiasm for the worth of what they have to offer. They [ Read more ]

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast!

Do you remember that song by Simon and Garfunkel? The song’s real title is “59th St. Bridge Song” but the ‘slow down’ line is memorable. Today, we try to do too much, too fast. I would have thought that all our convenient gadgets would reward us with more free time. We could have plenty of [ Read more ]

Should You Be Stubborn?

Is it good to be stubborn? Should you always keep to the path you have chosen? We women certainly do not want to be seen as weak, as easily swayed. If I have given my word, I stick with it. That is very important to me. If I have announced that I have made a [ Read more ]

You’re Not Too Old to Become an Entrepreneur!

You think you are too old to become an entrepreneur? Many women start their own businesses after they have experienced one, two or three different career choices. This often results in them becoming entrepreneurs at 40 to 60+ years old. Setting up companies later in life has some advantages. The previous jobs gave a helpful [ Read more ]

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