Wednesday Links: Investing for Women, Hidden Facebook Inboxes, and Other Wednesday Spiciness

 On money, growing a business the hard way, and networking like a rockstar

On Monday, I wrote ALL THE WORDS about why blogging has been so hard for me recently. And so, today, I'm going to simply share as many business articles as I can about being a badass business owner (and maybe one about blogging) for your reading and time-wasting pleasure. Enjoy!

My girl Ashlyn rounded up some links of how to be an AMAZING networker (which is like, my favorite topic to talk about ever). Save this one for right before a big conference or event you're heading to.

Don't we all love a good female CEO who built her company into a powerhouse? Jessica Alba's story is so fascinating to me.

This store in Dillon, MT is doing amazing things for ex-cons. 

You know all those people that are like "I totally messaged you on Facebook!" and you're all "huh?" This is why.

You know what's not all that fun? Saving for your business. You know what is fun? Not having panic attacks that you don't have enough capital left to make it through the month. Here's a good way to save for work/life expenses.

Speaking of money, women are woefully behind men in understanding investing and finances. This platform makes it easier for women to invest toward target goals.

Podcasts aren't huge in my life, but whenever I travel (which has been a LOT lately), I binge on podcasts. My favorite? Startup, Planet Money, and Being Boss.

What are your favorite podcasts? And what have you been reading this week?

You're Not Too Abrasive, The Real Reason People Remember Your Business, and All the Squarespace Love

 Weekly link roundup from awesome lady entrepreneurs

I read a LOT of things on the internet about marketing and strategy (and Beyonce), so I thought I'd start a weekly series with a bunch of my favorite links that I peruse each week. And so, Wednesday Links it is, brought from my browser (and my late night glasses of wine) for your reading pleasure. No google searching and getting lost in the internet required. You're welcome.

Still in your 9-5? Here's what you need to know before you quit.

Ever been described as "too abrasive"? What to do if you find yourself coming up against the "bitchy" stereotype.

Coming up with a tagline for your business is really hard. Here's a good exercise on figuring yours out (PS Boss Lady Bash's tagline is "Because you can't do business alone")

Why people will remember your business

I love Squarespace (obviously), but don't just take my word for it.

Have you ever wanted to do a challenge with your audience? Here's how.

Are you a shop owner and want to have sales in your shop? Here's a list of spring holidays that could be good candidates.

How to tackle your backlog of projects (and actually start getting shit done)

Instagram is changing it's rules of engagement -- is your business ready?

Advice from top lady-preneurs on how they got where they are today

How to Approach People Who Are Bigger Than You, Up Your Engagement, and Get Out of Your 9-5 Already

I read a LOT of things on the internet about marketing and strategy (and Beyonce), so I thought I'd start a weekly series with a bunch of my favorite links that I peruse each week. And so, Wednesday Links it is, brought from my browser (and my late night glasses of wine) for your reading pleasure. No google searching and getting lost in the internet required. You're welcome.

If you're discouraged with the lack of engagement on your blog, it's probably because you're not promoting it well. Here are 17 things that you can do to up your engagement and traffic to your blog posts (and even if you only did 2 or 3 I'm sure that's a start).

Do you love collaborating with other business owners? Here's are 8 GREAT ways to start approaching people who are "bigger" than you and have them say yes to a collab.

Does Instagram marketing confound you? Here are three things you need to stop doing.

Transitioning out of your 9 - 5 and want to know if it's the right decision? This is for you.

How you can get people to trust you online (and get more clients and customers as a result)

I've done bits and pieces of Nathalie's 30-Day List Building Challenge and it's uh-may-zing.

Heading to the tax man soon? Here's your checklist of how to prepare yourself (editor's addition: wine. Lots of wine.)

Struggling to get clients? Nevica has 4 ways to get clients, like, yesterday (no begging necessary)

How you can scale your business (so you ain't gotta do as much hustlin')

In the wedding industry? This is why you aren't getting clients

Money blocks? Denise Duffield is my faaaavorite and she's gettin' REAL about why you aren't making the cash-money you may want to be making.

Selling is an art, and can be really hard for creative business owners. Here are some phrases to retire (and more importantly, what to replace them with)

Want to do an event that actually converts clients for you? I've got you covered, sister.

PS You might like: If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It, Four Ways to Set Up Your Business For Success, and How to Prepare for a Client Intake Meeting