What to Do When Your Website Is Down: How Airbnb Responded

What to Do When Your Website Is Down: How Airbnb Responded

We all know technology is great, when it works. And the reality is that it will not always work properly. I saw this Sunday when Airbnb's website was not working?! Airbnb makes at least an average of $7.2Million dollars a day. So they can lose $300,000 for every hour their website is down. So here are a few tips on what to do when your website is down using Airbnb’s response as an example. 

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Creating a Company on Your Own Terms - Miss Jessie’s Book Review

Creating a Company on Your Own Terms - Miss Jessie’s Book Review

Miko and Titi Branch, founders of Miss Jessie’s, revolutionized the hair care industry by catering to an overlooked group of women – women with curly hair. Their book, Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch - Naturally, shares Miko and her sister’s journey in developing the concept of Miss Jessie’s to launching their products across major retailers around the country.  Of course as a fellow business owner, I was interested in the lessons I could learn around starting and growing a company (although many of the lessons are applicable in life, period). Here are some of the key themes I pulled from the book about creating a company on your own terms.

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Five Lessons Women Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Scandal

Five Lessons Women Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Scandal

Many people are a fan of TGIT (Thank Goodness It’s Thursday) and love to watch #Scandal. There’s nothing like watching a powerful woman save some of the most powerful politicians from a big mess that they most likely created. There is also a lot we can learn from Olivia Pope and her Gladiators to help our own businesses. Managing a company is full of new challenges and opportunities and Olivia Pope and Associates navigate it well, which is why there are five lessons women entrepreneurs can learn from Scandal.

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The Struggle is Real: Three Reasons Why Being a Woman Entrepreneur Is Stressful

The Struggle is Real: Three Reasons Why Being a Woman Entrepreneur Is Stressful

Yesterday I learned that Titi Branch, Co-Founder of Miss Jessie’s (one of the most popular natural and curly hair products in the country) passed away this weekend from apparent suicide. Titi Branch’s death brings up a major issue about the challenges women entrepreneurs face and the pressure we feel to excel. The following are three reasons why being a woman entrepreneur is daunting at times.

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