Project Wedding Dresses Yearly Awards

And the Winner Is . . .

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As you may know if you have been following this blog for the last few months that we have changed the focus of this blog from all about weddings and getting ready for the big day to being a blog about women start up’s and entrepreneurship.

Though this has been a change we have been thinking about for a while and many of our readers have backed us, there are still readers that love when we do our yearly awards for planning a wedding. We still have readers that rely on us to give them good recommendations of companies they should use for that special event.

So we will continue to do our yearly awards in 10 categories since many of our staff still explore and research these areas for the best companies available in each category. So below is a list of the ten categories and the top winner along with an honorable mention. If you are looking for good vendors in your area don’t hesitate to contact us for good referrals, but these are the best we have found across the country.

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Online Marketing Strategies

10 Online Marketing Strategies for Any Business

Online Marketing Tips

In the past few weeks we have covered ways to invest in yourself in order to grow your business. For more information on these post click here and visit the nine subsequent post we have on the topic that will help you personally and professionally.

Over the next few weeks ending 2015 and going into 2016 we will discuss ten online marketing strategies that will help take your business to the next level in 2016 and beyond. Below we will give you an overview of the ten strategies but in the post to follow we will tackle each strategy in depth.

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Investing In Yourself – Exercising, Relaxing, Vacation

We Getting Away Is So Important

Vacation - getting away

If you have been following this blog for some time then you know we have been doing a number of post on investing in yourself and we have gone through eight of the nine ways we suggest doing that. For a recap of the other eight ways click here.

Today we discuss one of the most important ways you can invest in yourself and that is through exercising, relaxing and taking a vacation. Basically we are discussing getting away from the office and taking time for yourself. Doing this is extremely vital to your mental and physical health and we will discuss why below.

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Investing In Yourself – Finding Your Why

What is Your Reason Why?

Your Reason Why

Welcome back to another edition of Project Wedding Dresses where we are discussing investing in yourself. Over the last few weeks we have discussed how investing in yourself can grow your business and the 9 ways in which this is done. Today we are discussing what is your reason why.

I want you to ask yourself that question, what is your reason why? Knowing this answer will help you be a better business owner and leader because you now have the real reason you got into business for yourself. People think money is the reason, but money is only a symptom but not the cause.

Figuring out your reason why can unlock the true potential in you and help you really focus on the important things in life. So below we will ask you three questions that can help you determine your true reason why if you don’t know that answer already.

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Investing In Yourself – Acquiring a Mentor

Having a Mentor is Key To Success

Mentorship

We have been talking about investing in yourself and over the past few weeks and we have discussed reading, learning to say no, becoming a steward of your time and developing a work-life balance, just to name a few.

In this post we will discuss the importance of mentors. If you do not have a mentor you need to get one as they help you take your business to the next level. Mentors help cut your learning curve in half and that saves you time and money. There will be pitfalls in your business and mentors are there to help guide you through them and help you avoid them as well.

There are three things you need to look at when it comes to picking a mentor and if you follow these steps you will be in a good position to grow your business.

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Investing In Yourself – Developing a Work-Life Balance

5 Ways to Achieve a Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

If you have been with us for a while you can see we are doing a 9 post edition on investing in yourself to improve your business. Last week we discussed attending live events which was well received by our readers.

Today we will be focusing on 5 ways to have a better work-life balance which is very important to your overall health. When you are not in good physical health then your business suffers as well, so we are focusing on how to make sure you have a balance in your life so you can be at an optimum level for your personal and business life.

Work-Life Balance Tip #1: Communicate Your Thoughts

As the boss you may think about wanting to do everything yourself, but that is a sure fire way to get yourself stressed out and overwhelmed. Discuss with your team all their responsibilities and make sure they know what to do. Once they understand your desires and what you expect from them it will be easier for your to delegate task and get away for a while to recharge yourself.

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Investing In Yourself – Attending Seminars/Training Events

5 Reasons to Attend Live Training Events

Project Wedding Dresses - Attending Seminars

For our readers that have been following us this is the fifth post on how to invest in yourself to grow your business. If you are new to this particular topic click here to see the 9 ways we discuss to invest in yourself to grow your business.

The topic we will be discussing today is attending live training events. Though many business owners do not like to attend events since they require travel and spending time away from family, they are necessary. Let’s give you five reasons why you need to attend as many as you can in your industry.

1. You get to get away for a while. Getting away is important for helping you get perspective on on your business. When you are in the thick of things you may tend to lose track of the mission at hand. Getting away even on a business training event can give you that perspective.

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Invest In Yourself – Become A Steward of Your Time

10 Tips to Manage Your Time

Project Wedding Dresses - Manage your time

Over the last few weeks we have discussed investing in yourself to enhance your business. Today we will discuss 10 ways to manage your time which is a very important topic to creating a successful business.

Your time is the one thing you can not get back. You can always make more money but you can never get more time. As a business owner you have to use your time wisely in order to maximize your business potential. Below we will discuss 10 ways you can better manage your time to put the focus where is needs to be, growing your business.

1. Focus on the task at hand – Multitasking is a word that is thrown around today as something you have to know how to do. The truth of the matter is if you multitask you are not putting your all into any one task. So focus on the task at hand and get it done in a timely manner so you can move to the next task

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Invest In Yourself – Learning To Say No

Why Saying No Can Help Your Business

Saying No Can be the Solution

 

If you have been following our post on investing in yourself this is the third way to invest in yourself to grow your business. Many women business owners have a hard time saying no because they want to do all they can to help everyone.

Well this is impossible and can be counterproductive to growing your business. If you look at the image above you will see the word solution, and we chose this picture because often times saying no is the solution to your problem. Below we will examine four reasons why no can be the best thing you can say.

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Invest In Yourself – Discovering Your Strengths

How Discovering Your Strengths will Enhance Your Business

Discover your inner strength

We have been doing a series investing in yourself and in the initial post we discussed the 9 Ways to Invest In Yourself. The first way was to read more to increase your own knowledge base, which you can read by clicking here.

Today we will talk about discovering your strengths. Once you understand what they are, you will be better equipped to handle obstacles that come your way because you will know yourself and what truly makes you tick. That is the power within and knowing what it is and how to use it will help you unleash it.

The first step in understanding your strengths is writing down what you believe your strengths and weaknesses are. Sometimes when you write them down it gives you a better perspective on what you didn’t realize are your strong and weak points.

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