Business


Business // December 30, 2013 We’ve all had those moments, chatting away at a dinner party, vino in hand ... you ask the smokin’ hot hipster sitting to your left what he does for a living. “Oh, I’m a resort water slide tester,” he casually replies like that’s something you hear everyday. “Excuse me—a what?! Awesome ... I didn’t even know that was a job.”In today’s world, countless unique careers…
Business // December 20, 2013It's not uncommon for business professionals to spend a large amount of their time attending conferences, business meetings and company events. It is during these times that a person needs to put his or her networking skills to work, connecting with people who can help him or her to grow as a working professional. Thankfully, there are several ways to effectively network at company events. Let's…
December 17, 2013Are you looking for an internship that allows you to grow and learn in your chosen field? Well, this one's for you. Made Woman Magazine (www.madewomanmag.com) is an online magazine and networking platform based out of Los Angeles, targeting today’s young, professional woman. Launched in August, 2011, Made Woman’s mission is to provide original content, fresh ideas, open dialogue and useful tools for women of all backgrounds.  We…
Business // December 17, 2013These days, going green is more than just a trend, it's the smart thing to do in the business world. If you want to make sure your customers know that you care about the earth, your business needs to integrate environmentally-friendly marketing decisions at every turn. Some of these choices may sound simple, but they are a great way to let your audience know that your…
Business // December 15, 2013A new year is a upon us, ladies, and that means it’s time to pour something sparkly and make a toast to new resolutions. Not only is this a great time to make some changes or new commitments in our personal lives, but it’s also an opportune time for a fresh start in the workplace. Whether you’ve been in a slump at work or are flying…
Business // December 2, 2013One thing I truly love about Made Woman is that it has opened my life up to so many remarkable, powerful and talented women. It's always striking to see the parallels in our respective paths; I've found that there is power in knowing that we're not alone in our (sometimes crazy) journeys. In the past few years, I've gotten to know businesswomen, artists, coaches, countless fellow…
Business // November 18, 2013 When I was in college, my idea of professionalism was a power suit, back-to-back conference calls, early mornings, late nights and black coffee. I guess I watched too many movies in the 80s. When I actually got into the workforce – outside of my part-time college gigs – I realized it was more about prompt follow up and knowing your stuff.Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder,…
MW of the Month // November 4, 2013Wisdom is a quality that most Made Women try to display in their daily choices. We think through our major career changes, we give the best possible advice to our girlfriends, we carefully plan for families and relationships... But even with all of the wisdom we've gained through our experiences, there is one thing that many of us still struggle with on a…
MW University // October 21, 2013It’s Friday. You’re invited to San Diego for a weekend getaway with your girls. Super excited, you immediately begin planning your wardrobe. You go online to check your account balance. Oh, that’s right. You’re in college and you’re low on funds. Womp. Instead of being too sad that you have to pass on this quick trip, why not try some other inexpensive ways to have…
MW of the Month // October 7, 2013 Jordan Howard is just 21, but she is already an inspiration for her achievements in the field of environmental education and activism. A consultant for companies like 5Gyres and The Surfrider Foundation, she has given speeches and developed education programs throughout the world. She has made a name for herself in her industry, receiving awards from organizations including The Green Building Council…
Business // September 23, 2013 Debt. It just doesn’t seem to go away. Whether we’ve racked up credit card bills during the summer wedding season or had to give in and get a new car, many of us have some form of debt to our name. More than likely, however, most of us have debt in the form of the good ol’ student loan. According to American Student Assistance, today in…
Made Woman of the Month // September 9, 2013Rebuilding a city after tough economic times is a daunting task for anyone. But the mission to rebuild Compton, CA with its long history of corruption, crime and economic strife would seem insurmountable to some. If you aren’t from Compton, your strongest association with the city may be something you heard in a rap song. But to the newly appointed Mayor, Aja…
Business // July 15, 2013 Can you define your personal brand?If you had to think about it, you can’t.Why does it matter?In the words of business icon Warren Buffet: “Your premium brand had better [be] delivering something special or it’s not going to get the business.”In the last five years the idea of a “personal brand” has become more important, even if you’re a corporate employee.  Perhaps especially if you’re a…
Business // August 12, 2013If you’re a young entrepreneur, the first time you open your doors, make a high-stakes deal or put your product on the shelf -- you may encounter a moment of sheer terror. As much confidence as you may have in your big idea, that moment of fear and self doubt can creep up on the best of us. Nicole Baldwin knows how important nerves of steel…
Business // July 29, 2013So you have a great idea but you don’t have funding? Aside from begging your parents, skipping meals, and buying a Mega Millions ticket, crowdfunding is the most accessible way to fundraise. I’ve recently completed a Kickstarter campaign and thankfully, we successfully raised over $30k.  It was a tremendous learning experience, and I've compiled a few tips on how to stand out from the crowd while…