A New Kind Of Four-Legged Franchise – Women in Business Article

Michelle Boggs, CEO of Mutts, with her husband, Ron Roys and pup, Cobi. Michelle Boggs is onto not just her second career, but her fourth or fifth if you count them all. The Texas native who splits her time between Old Alexandria, Virginia and the Dallas area, is now Director of Franchising of MUTTS Canine Cantina, and is franchising the concept with big plans for dog lovers everywhere. And she has plenty of advice on how to follow your passion…

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BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW WITH: Roberta Dehman Hershon, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Sales, Founder of Hope in Bloom – Women in Business Article

What is your name and occupation? Roberta Dehman Hershon, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Sales and the founder of Hope in Bloom, a 10 year old non profit which plants free gardens at the homes of breast cancer patients in Massachusetts What is your instagram handle? @PiecesofShangrila How long have you been a Boston Business Women’s Member? Less than a year Were you born and raised in Boston? If not, what brought you here? I grew up in the Boston…

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Have vision, be confident – The Commercial Reality – Business Article

While Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA CEO Deidre Willmott has worked with some amazing leaders in government and the private sector throughout her career, she’s developed her own style along the way. “I would say that what I have learnt is that a leader has to have a vision. They have to articulate where they want an organisation to go and they need to live that vision every day,” she says. “Firstly, they need to be confident that…

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Contracts of the heart – The Commercial Reality – Business Article

While some US companies have drawn up “love contracts” for their executives and employees, leading WA businesswoman Diane Smith-Gander does not want Australia going down that track. Despite public scandals and salacious headlines involving high-profile companies, Smith-Gander says every company should have a comprehensive code of conduct that addresses workplace relationships while avoid the issuing of rules. Smith-Gander, who sits on the board of Wesfarmers, AGL Energy and was a former NBN deputy chair, says disclosure is more important than…

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