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Small business shoutout

October 10, 2013     Business and Leadership
It's a good feeling when something you share from the heart rings true for others. So, thank you, Yahoo! Small Business Advisor, for posting an article based on my recent keynote address at American Express OPEN Forum's CEO BootCamp. I had to smile, though, to read that I delivered the talk "as if to old friends over coffee." After all, I told my... Read More

Getting down to basics at CEO BootCamp

October 02, 2013     Business and Leadership
I thoroughly enjoyed my Sept. 20 visit to New York City, where I presented a keynote address to American Express OPEN Forum's CEO BootCamp. How energizing to be in a room with hundreds of women business owners who want to move to the next level of success! The following is a commmentary I wrote for The Huffington Post and which I based on my... Read More

Lean In, Third Metric and me ... let's talk

October 02, 2013     Assorted Topics
Some exciting conversations got rolling this year, about women and leadership and what we can do to encourage each other to seize opportunities while making the world better for ourselves and others. I want to do my part to keep these discussions alive in our workplaces and homes, right here in Indiana where I live and work. So I was happy to be... Read More

3 cardinal rules for online reviews

October 02, 2013     Consumer Empowerment
For the August edition of our monthly member magazine, I wrote a column that included my top rules for reviewing service providers. In my opinion, they apply whether you're talking about Angie's List or any of the other online review sites: by Angie Hicks Honest feedback is the heart of Angie’s List. Truthful reviews, even of a negative service... Read More

Big focus on small business

October 02, 2013     Business
A highlight of my summer was our spotlight on small businesses. We did this in several ways: I participated in the SBA's annual National Small Business Week's finale luncheon, I shared business tips during multiple media appearances and I wrote a series of columns that we published on our business website. In capsule form, here are seven tips for... Read More