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Victoria Mininger owns Bear Creek—a Virginia-based company she started just last June, and now she employs eight team members, including her husband! Bear Creek specializes in construction services for commercial contractors and offers architectural salvage ... More

At 21 years old, Carrie Underwood had never been on an airplane—until she flew to Hollywood for her second American Idol audition. I can only imagine how anxious she must have felt, leaving her small ... More

I love the New Year. With the turn of a calendar, you get something that almost everyone appreciates: a fresh start. It’s a great time to think about your dreams and ideas for the year ... More

Did you know that women speak an average of 20,000 words a day? That doesn’t really surprise me; in fact, my daily average is probably double that! But to put it in perspective, men speak ... More

I love a good personality test. I’m a sucker for those internet quizzes . . . Why yes, I do want to know which character from Friends I am! (I’m Monica, all the way.) But ... More

We all have things we need to do but don’t want to do. Like taxes, right? No one enjoys taxes. Or how about attending your nephew’s trombone recital? That’s probably not your idea of a ... More

You can get more of almost anything you want. If you want more money, you can earn it. If you want more stuff, you can buy it. If you want more friends, you can find ... More

Having a business can be incredibly rewarding but if you’ve worked with the public for any amount of time, you've likely experienced that 10% of your most difficult customers will take up 90% of your time. And ... More

It’s not just business. It is personal. When you start a side or small business, it’s fully a part of you. But over time, if you’re wise, you’ll start treating the business like its own ... More

Matt and I were sitting in church a few Sundays back, and there was a special dance presentation. One of the dancers was wearing these holey (not to be confused with “holy”) jeans where the ... More