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  Welcome to JamieVC.com! My goal is to help female entrepreneurs and leaders grow their careers or businesses while still having a work-life balance. I will do this by sharing what has helped me succeed, and the tips and advice of other business savvy women.

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5 Big New Manager Mistakes I Made

5 Big New Manager Mistakes I Made | Moving into your first leadership position can be a challenge. You’re set on doing the right thing, but there are some many unknowns. After all, you have never held a management position. Learn some common new manager mistakes and new manager tips to avoid these mistakes.

Entering leadership for the first time is a big step. Even the best managers tend to make mistakes as they start their leadership career. As a new manager, I was not immune. On my path of becoming a well-respected leader, I made mistakes. Here’s my confession to the five big new manager mistakes I made as I started my leadership career and my advice to new managers.

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Work-Life Balance: Do You Have It?

Work-life balance. It's something we all want and something we are always striving for. Work life balance is something that always seems just out reach. Why is this? Maybe it's because we don't really understand how to define work-life balance. When properly defined, maybe we will realize that we are closer than we think. Read: Work-Life Balance: Do You Have It?

Work-life balance: I bet it is something we all want. The tricky thing about work-life balance is that the definition does not contain a checklist to measure perfection. In my opinion, I have a great work-life balance. However, I know that my definition does not match that of my clients or readers. Does that make any of us wrong or one of us better than the other?

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Rework: An Honest Review of the Book That Breaks the Rules

Rework: An Honest Review of the Book That Breaks the Rules

Earlier this year I came across the book Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. An article had quoted the book, and I knew from that snippet that it was a must read.

Rework offers a new view on what it takes to start a successful business. While most entrepreneurship books tell you how to build a boat to get across open water, Rework shows you that while building a boat is what people normally do, it might not be the best way. Instead of a building a boat like everyone has always done, let’s build a plane and fly!

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If You Want It Bad Enough: An Interview with Meghann Herrmann

If You Want It Bad Enough: An Interview with Meghann Herrmann

Meghann Herrmann is one of those women you meet and wonder “How do they do it?” Meghann has a successful 9-to-5 career, teaches spin classes, and is working hard to grow her own business. Oh, and she is also a highly-involved mother of young twin boys. Learn what she has to teach any busy mom who is an entrepreneur, desires to be an entrepreneur, or just wants to achieve more in life.

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How To Survive Working From Home With Kids: Summer

working from home with kids

Summer is almost here! If your kids are staying home for the summer, they are looking forward to sleeping in, relaxed schedules, outdoor time, and most importantly a break from school. If you work from home, you might be wondering How am I going to survive the summer working from home with kids in the house?

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11 Truths No One Tells You About Pumping at Work

In a society where mothers receive dirty looks for breastfeeding in public, the topic of expressing milk seems like a bigger offense. I have decided it is time to talk about pumping at work. I put together a list of the 11 things about pumping at work that I wish people had told me before I returned to the office after the birth of my first child.

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