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3 Contract and Salary Negotiation Tips for Women in the Workforce

Salary znegotiationsAs a women in the workforce, finding your place and feeling comfortable in your accomplishments can be challenging. We’ve all heard about the wage gap. And whether you’ve seen this firsthand or not, just the idea of not getting what you’ve worked hard for can be aggravating.

However, part of this problem comes down to women who either don’t or can’t effectively negotiate for themselves. To help women feel more confident in their ability to negotiate contracts and salaries, here are three tips to make your future negotiations much more effective.

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Build a Business With a Content-First Approach

Build a Business With a Content-First ApproachWomen are increasingly starting their own businesses. About 29 percent of American businesses are owned by women, up from 26 percent in 1997, according to the Institute of Women’s Policy Research. If you're thinking about launching your own small business, the path to success probably looks something like this: Find a product with high demand and make one better than your competitors. Pretty straightforward, right?

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Lessons From Startups and Entrepreneurs

Lessons From Startups and EntrepreneursStarting a business is daunting to say the least. It’s not easy nor is it for the faint of heart. However, that is what makes an entrepreneur different. Entrepreneurs are risk takers; they are people who are willing to risk everything, financially and career wise, to grow their ideas and businesses.

If you are planning on starting a business, you should study the actions and traits of those who have been successful as there are many lessons we can learn from successful entrepreneurs and startups to give ourselves a better chance at hitting it big.

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Finding Your Own Work-Life Balance

Finding Your Own Work-Life BalanceMore women than ever are working or filling part-time jobs, leaving behind mounting household chores, according to the study "Overworked and Underemployed" published in The American Prospect. Without the ability to focus on maintaining laundry, groceries, dinner and bills, both men and women are now working around the clock.

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