"Living in the Zone!" ~ Women's Wednesday Wisdom

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 23, 2016 /

“Yes, Linda, now that’s what I call ‘being in the zone!” “In the zone” is the mantra of a friend and former mentor who took a year of his life to personally guide me through a somewhat rough patch of business life. A highly successful business guru and consultant, Dave believes strongly that when we…

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"Why AWI?" ~ Much More Than the Sum of the Parts!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 24, 2015 /

When studying the various psychological theories during my college years; I became enamored of Gestalt psychology – primarily that the “whole is other than the sum of the parts” (Kurt Koffka) . Or as it has been defined over the years, albeit incorrectly, the “whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.  This article is…

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"We Will Overcome" – Women and Micro-Business

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 21, 2015 /

Yes I know that phrase was immortalized by the ’60’s civil rights movement. But it’s as appropriate today on behalf of women in the marketplace as it was then. “How do we rise above it all and go forth to grow and build with confidence in what we do? Most importantly, in who we are?“…

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The Pioneer Spirit…Alive and Well Today!!!

By Jana Denninger / May 8, 2015 /

Nearly every Friday for the past several weeks my post for NEIGHBORHOOD BOUTIQUES has focused on Pioneer Women… those brave women who have blazed the trail before those of us coming after…to encourage, motivate and are role models for us to emulate. Today will be the last in the series, as I’ve sensed a new…

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Who Knew? The Future for Women in Business!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 30, 2015 /

“Nine out of every ten firms in the United States is a microbusiness – who knew?!” “And, microbusinesses are one of the fastest growing and best positioned business groups to ride the current economic storm. Read Dawn Rivers Baker’s excellent article on 5 Key Microbusiness Trends for 2009 for more on this.” (From the SBA…

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I Want To Move Mountains. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 7, 2015 /

How about you?  I want to move Heaven and Earth! How about you? The source for this post came from a time of quiet with the Lord early this a.m. As I thought about something written by Neighborhood Boutiques member, Denise Cooper, PAPA impressed the following on my heart and mind~ “Let’s move Heaven and Earth. Let’s…

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The WOMEN'S Neighborhood~"A" is for Attitude & Altitude!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / January 8, 2015 /

I recall an old adage that says something about altitude being related to attitude. Since both words begin with “A” and this is the day to launch “Alphabet Soup”; it seems appropriate to begin in this manner. Whatever the adage is, the truth is that attitude has everything to do with the altitude to which…

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From Jana's Desk…From the Pit to the Palace!

By Jana Denninger / December 12, 2014 /

It’s Friday…and I must begin by saying a great big “TGIF”! The reason I am particularly thankful this week is coming to end?  It’s been one of those “days” that have run into a week!  Ever had one of those?  This life has its challenges but I’m so very grateful that hope is on the…

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Women, Life & Business ~ Out of Defeat

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 13, 2014 /

Comes Victory! There can be no victory if first there was not a battle. A battle won. We cannot know victory without first having tasted defeat! All the above are fairly well-worn phrases we’ve heard over the years. We say them – we hear them – we drop them like gems of wisdom along the paths…

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It Takes A Neighborhood ~ "Why-What For?"

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / October 30, 2014 /

“At ‪#‎NEIGHBORHOODBOUTIQUES‬, you can hang out, create a space for your existing business or build a new business, create great business connections and gain qualified referrals, compliments and references, enhance your business and that of others. Give as much as you can and take away all you can from other women in the community as…

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