The WBON “She Owns It” blog features posts by members for members with actionable tips and business information for women business owners and entrepreneurs.

Member Spotlight: Alexandra Arnold, Owner of Alma Coaching

2022-05-05T09:20:21-04:00By |She Owns It|

Stop me if you’ve ever heard this one, “My plan was all set, I was going to…” We’ve all been there, thinking that we know how things are going to work, how life will turn out and where we’ll be in one, five, ten years from now.  The same was true for Alexandra Arnold (Alex) […]

Member Spotlight: Christine Badalamenti Smith, Owner of Yoga Oggi

2022-02-14T00:31:27-05:00By |She Owns It|

Start the year with inspiration and practical tips from yoga therapist and teacher, Christine Badalamenti Smith! In her business, Yoga Oggi, Christine wears several hats: she is a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher, a Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide and a personal coach with a primary focus on yoga therapy. She admitted her […]

Member Spotlight: Susan Walker, Owner of Susan Walker Life Coaching

2022-02-15T02:18:53-05:00By |She Owns It|

Susan Walker of Susan Walker Life Coaching and I talked about her work as a career advancement coach and co-coordinator of the WBON Burlington chapter. Susan shared her journey to coaching, as well as sage advice for those considering a career change.

Who Are You (as a Person)?

One […]

Member Spotlight: Melanie Giangreco, Owner of Mpath Well-being, LLC

2021-12-10T15:07:19-05:00By |She Owns It|

This month’s Member Spotlight is on certified reflexologist Melanie Giangreco, owner of Mpath Well-being. Melanie has been doing reflexology for years, but in its current form, Mpath Well-being began in January 2017. Melanie had just moved back to Vermont in December 2016, and two weeks after she moved back, she incorporated her business. According […]

Member Spotlight: Mary Claire Carroll, Owner of Carroll Photos

2021-11-06T17:26:16-04:00By |She Owns It|

This month we are highlighting Mary Claire Carroll in our Member Spotlight. Mary Claire started her business, Carroll Photos, in 1985. Her decision to start her business was somewhat serendipitous—she just woke up one morning and said to herself, “It’s time.” As Mary Claire puts it, “it was more emotional than logical.” She had been working […]

Member Spotlight: Charlene Wallace, Owner of Operations Plus

2021-02-22T14:14:21-05:00By |She Owns It|

On a bright, cold November afternoon, I  had the great pleasure to chat with new Burlington Chapter Coordinator Charlene Wallace, and learn more about her business, Operations Plus. As one of the newer members of WBON and also a relatively new solopreneur myself, this was my first time learning about and […]

How to Fuel Your Growth

2021-02-22T15:43:13-05:00By |She Owns It|

Employees, Contractors or Interns?

The Worker Classification Dilemma in Small Business

When your business has so much happening you need more help, that’s usually good. But should you classify your new helper as an “employee” or “independent contractor”? Or can you hire an unpaid student intern? Why do worker classifications even matter?

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