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Overcoming Challenges While Starting a Business Tara Robinson is a fashion entrepreneur who has already defied the odds as a woman who has raised Venture Capital funding for her company (see my post on The Basics of Venture Capital here). Venture capital investment in all-female founding teams hit $3.3 billion in 2019, and while that […]

Friends to Learn From: Tara Robinson

Jun 18

Friends to Learn From

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Moving up the corporate ladder wouldn’t be possible without negotiation. Although many people feel awkward and shy about asking for a raise, the truth of the matter is that it’s an essential part of your career path. Below you’ll find four of my best tips for scoring the raise you want.  Know Your Worth Like […]

How to Ask for a Raise

Feb 21

Career

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I’ve always loved reading and have felt that books have the ability to change our point of view and instill good habits into our daily lives. I’ve mentioned before that although building a business is an incredible undertaking, it’s also an experience that can be very lonely. Reading about other entrepreneurs’ experiences and jotting down […]

5 Books to Read If You’re Starting a Business

Oct 9

Career

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Starting a business takes a lot of dedication, and there are many questions I think you should ask yourself before you go all in. The commitment of time and money are just two factors that play a role in the larger picture of becoming successful. Before I go further – “successful” is relative and looks […]

Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Aug 29

Finance

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In last week’s career post, I talked about the importance of keeping a full-time job while you test out an entrepreneurial idea. To help bring that idea to a personal level, I shared several stories from women who balance both a full-time job and a side hustle. Although a couple of them admitted the balancing […]

Why You Should Have a Portfolio Mindset for Your Career

Aug 24

Finance

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Keeping it Fresh in the Blogging World Pinterest-worthy snapshots. Classic closet staples. An adorable pup. A fellow blogger-turned-friend, Ashley Kane has one of the most awe-inspiring websites and social media feeds I’ve ever seen. It only seems natural that the two of us met through Instagram. “One of the best parts about the app is […]

Friends to Learn From: Ashley Kane

Aug 19

Friends to Learn From

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Before Plan de Ville was crafted into what it is today, I was following a different career path. After I completed my undergrad degree in political science and writing at Loyola University Maryland, I worked as an assistant to the Editor-in-Chief at Brides magazine. About a year and a half later, I was accepted to […]

Real Women Share the Value of Having a Full-Time Job and Side Hustle

Aug 15

Career

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Finding and Following Your Passion My dear friend Donna and I met while we were both working at Brides magazine. She was the social media manager and I was an editorial assistant/assistant to the Editor in Chief. We both have backgrounds in journalism, but have taken bits and pieces of what we’ve learned and have […]

Friends to Learn From: Donna Kim

Aug 12

Friends to Learn From

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Let’s talk about debt! I’ve touched on this before, but most businesses use a combination of both debt and equity when it comes to funding. I’ve covered the basics of equity in an earlier post, so today we’ll go over some important takeaways about debt. Debt can be really scary, but I want to preface […]

Making Cents With Catherine: Raising Debt to Fund a Business

Aug 9

Finance

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Hi, fellow entrepreneurs! If you’re thinking about starting your own business, or if you’re in the beginning stages of planning your finances, it’s important to understand the different types of funding that are available and commonly used. You have a few different options when it comes to raising capital for a business, but the two […]

Making Cents With Catherine: Understanding Equity – Private vs. Public

Aug 2

Finance

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