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Starting a Business After Being Laid Off

After getting laid off, pushing to return to the corporate world is not your only option. Starting your own business is actually a smart strategic move for your career prospects and your mental health—which likely took a big hit when you lost...
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Why did I give my CEO job to a college intern?

At the beginning of the summer, I was asked to support the True Ventures TEC Fellowship program by finding a position for Bozhena, a rising junior from Boston College. At Pepperlane, we were thrilled to be part of the program and very happy to...
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How to Market When Your Business Is Not Cute: Advice from those who have done it

Are you struggling with marketing because your work does not create charming photo opportunities? Is it difficult to feature your clients in your marketing because you need to protect their privacy? Do you feel stuck because most social media...
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Stop Saying No to Help

Women are programmed not to accept help. When a guest offers to help clean up after dinner: “Oh no! I’ve got it. You sit and enjoy yourself.” Or if help is offered at work, we worry it is a sign of weakness to accept assistance. We think we have...
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Step Out of Line! Podcast Ep. 7 - A Conversation with Matt Rivera

  Can asking a question help to change lives? Matt Rivera, Program Director of The Dream Support Network, is convinced it can. Matt helps run Ice Cream For A Dream, the signature event of the Dream Support Network, where he listens to more than...
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From Laid Off to Back On Track

"Getting laid off was a huge blow to my confidence. I’ve always had pride in my career, and no longer being wanted by my employer made me question my value. As I was processing what this meant for my career, I took the leap to start my own...
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Step Out of Line! Podcast Ep. 4 - A Conversation with Saeed Arida

In Episode 4 of Step Out Of Line!, our host, Sharon Kan sits down with Saeed Arida, Founder and Chief Excitement Officer of NuVu Studio. 
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Online Networking: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies from our Community

There is an art to effective networking and this remains true when you are connecting with people online. As many of us move into virtual spaces for events (like our Pepperlane Boosts) and community, knowing how to have a productive online...
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Step Out of Line! Podcast Ep. 3, Part 2 - A Conversation with Nataly Kogan

In Episode 3: Part 2 of Step Out Of Line!, our host, Sharon Kan continues her conversation with Nataly Kogan, artist, storyteller and the founder of the Happier method.