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Women Rule the Retail Industry as Buyers and Producers

Women Consumers_Chispa Magazine

In a male-driven world, it’s sometimes hard to notice how much women are becoming the dominating force that runs the business world, especially when it comes to the retail industry. From frugal spenders to insightful leaders, women are becoming a major voice for what female consumers want and how to sell products better to women.…

Defining Unstoppable

Unstoppabl Coach Maggie_Chispa Magazine

As one of the many stories shared within If I Could Share One Thing About Becoming Unstoppable, published by The Tapestry Network, Maggie Sabatier-Smith shares her view of faith versus everyday living. Treadmill Faith takes me through, under, over, and around the obstacles that rise up to try to silence my voice; my purpose. How…

Cleanse Your Life of Toxic Habits

Cleanse Your Life_Chispa Magazine

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), we are our own worst enemy when it comes to changing unhealthy lifestyle habits. In a recent report in NIH MedlinePLUS, “Habits can also develop by triggering the brain’s “reward” centers, setting up potentially harmful routines, such as overeating, smoking, drug or alcohol abuse, gambling, and even compulsive use…

Five Innovation Killers That Lurk Within Businesses

Innovation Killers_Chispa Magazine

The work of innovative thinkers is why the world has smartphones, laptop computers, toaster ovens, and numerous other gadgets and creative approaches to problem solving. Yet groundbreaking ideas aren’t always welcome in the corporate world or within other institutions. Instead, those who suggest a different approach often find their ideas shot down by co-workers or…

Martha, Mary, and The Everyday Choices

Martha, Mary, and My Everyday Choices_Chispa Magazine

We’ve all heard some pretty convictions on the story found in Luke 10:38-42 about Jesus visiting the home of His friends Martha and Mary. Typically, we readily identify with Martha, who sprang into action to make preparations for Jesus and His group. Her eager service turned to stress, then downgraded to a demanding spirit toward others.…

A Roadmap to Helping Female-Owned Small Businesses Flourish

Roadmap_Chispa Magazine

Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy, according to the National Women’s Business Council. Yet, just like any other business, women business owners’ successes don’t come without challenges. From staffing to business development to communicating with customers to simply getting it all done, there are many factors that affect…

Afraid of Social Media?

I talk to a lot of business owners and authors who don’t “get” social media. A year or two ago when I spoke with them, most were quick to say they didn’t understand it and didn’t need to. Today what I hear is: “I know I’m supposed to be doing that, so I have a Facebook…