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Melissa Peretz, Mother, Part-Time Personal Trainer And All Around Health Guru, Shares How You Too Can Get Started



What resources can you offer women who are looking to find a "second career" in personal training?



I would suggest firstly that it be something you are passionate about. Do you enjoy and make fitness a priority in your own life? If not, how would you expect to inspire another person if you are not inspired yourself?
Start by learning more about what you enjoy – whether it is running, cycling, strength training, and… Continue

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Shelly Grossman, Owner Of Shelly Belly Maternity, Offers Tips For A Brick And Mortar Start-Up



What are the first steps one needs to take to turn their concept into a reality?



Budget how much capital you need to first start the business (i.e, fixtures, merchandise, computers, etc.). Then leave yourself a cushion each month just to cover your rent as a safety net.



Are there particular resources you might share in setting up a new business?



Find a great bookkeeper. Develop a campaign to send direct mail postcards frequently. The postcards… Continue

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Shari Bilt Boockvar, Registered Dietician, Nutrition Counselor, Consultant And Founder Of Nutrifacts Inc. Offers Career Advice



Do you have any advice for women who want to return to work as a Registered Dietician or Nutritionist? What resources might you share?



If they would like to start a private practice, I would recommend Networking as much as possible. Meet and talk with friends, physicians, personal trainers, speech pathologists … anyone and everyone who may be a referral source. Also, don’t attempt to be a specialist at everything. Pick an area of…
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Mary Egan-Callahan Shares Her Advice On Starting A Business



What are the benefits to starting a business with a partner versus flying solo?



Starting a business with a partner is great, provided you get along, have the same sense of humor and are both ambitious. We support each other's business decisions and don't hold back when we disagree. My partner and I brainstorm together on new ideas and rev each other up. We have a great working relationship and share the responsibilities involved in running a business.



What… Continue

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Jami Weisman and Andrea Gillman, Co-Founders Of "Cut By 2 Blondes", Offer Their Entrepreneurial Insight On How They Partner To Make It Work



How do you benefit by owning your own company?



We love owning our own company! We have a lot of flexibility and have learned how to 'divide and conquer' when we need to. We have a huge calendar that outlines deadlines and meeting schedules. If we lost that calendar, we would be sunk! We also have the flexibility to be with our families during holidays and vacations.



What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?



We firmly believe that if… Continue

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Barrie Knee Shares Her Resources For Getting A Business Off The Ground



Barrie Knee, principal, CEO of Kover-Ups™ has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, starting her first company at age 23. With a new, successful and growing business in play, Barrie shares her resources for getting a business off the ground:



Who did you contact for a prototype?



I hired a woman who designed window treatments for my home. She knew how to sew and helped educate me on fabric, trim etc…



What resources can you… Continue

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Stacey Berman, Former HR Executive Parlays Her Love Of Tennis And Aces A Career



What advice do you have for other moms who may want to turn a passion in to a profession?



It is not that hard. I had always thought about it in the back of my mind but filed it away because I didn't think it could really be possible to do both. It is. If it is something you are thinking about, pursue your options. There are plenty of resources available to help get you started. If there is something in life that you are truly passionate about, go for it!…



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Linda Schuller Provides Insight On Woking In The Travel Industry

Linda Schuller has worked in the travel industry since 1978, originally owning her own agency, “The Great Escape.” She sold her business to Protravel in 2001 and is now a managing director. Linda notes, “I don’t see myself quitting, because I’m having a good time. I am selling travel, but I now have more flexibility and freedom.”
The travel industry can be a wonderful field for moms looking for a part-time career. The need to earn money is… Continue

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Valerie DeLong, CEO Of Moxy Entertainment, Shares Her Secrets In Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Do you have advice for women who are looking to go out on their own?



Yes, make sure you have a solid foundation for your idea and that you are as confident as you can be through research that there is a need for your services. Keep things lean and keep overhead to a minimum - luxuries come with financial success. Also, be certain that your home is structured in a fashion that allows for you to have a dedicated and quite space for you to work. Be prepared to work harder than you… Continue

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Shelly Grossman, Co-Owner Of Shelly Belly Maternity, Reveals That Going At It Alone Is Not Always The Best Option For Emerging Entrepreneurs



What are the benefits in splitting a business 50/50?



The best part of splitting a business is that co-owners are equally invested so there is no resentment. If you have a great partner, it just helps to make your business stronger. Simply sharing the work week with your partner allows each to gain treasured time with the family.



What are some of the qualities women should look for in a potential business partner?



Find someone who has the same… Continue

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Hyla Weiss Balances Fundraising And Family

Hyla Weiss, advocate & fundraiser for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, as well as other non-profit organizations, shares her passion on how you too can make a difference.


How might someone get involved?



If someone feels the need in their heart to do something, that’s what is most important. No special skills, just the desire.



Is it realistic for a mom to commit only a few hours a week… Continue

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Dr. Robi Speaks To The Seriousness Of Postpartum Depression

Dr. Robi, Butterfly's guest psychotherapist, is a nationally known personality on several programs like: Today, E!, Regis and Kelly, Oprah, The View and Bill O’Reilly to name a few.


How might a mom know if she’s suffering from post-partum depression? What can she do to change the situation?

Postpartum depression is depression after childbirth. Sometimes it’s due to hormonal changes that trigger these… Continue

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Diane Goldman Shares Her Expertise With Butterfly

Diane Goldman is a business leader with a CPA background and has extensive experience in operations, financial management, business profitability analysis and improvement, MIS, team building, sales development and customer relations. Diane shares her expertise with Butterfly:
From a business standpoint, what advice do you have for entrepreneurs on how to secure financing, contracts or grants?



In order to secure… Continue

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Hyla Weiss Shares Her Journey Of Balancing Fundraising And Family



As reported By Butterfly Co-Founder, Bradi Nathan



BN:In my most recent act of volunteerism I assumed the role of signing children in and out for a half-day school activity. This sort of position can be compared to that of a lion tamer. I need not say more. My intention was to get involved. However, this was not the type of involvement or cause related volunteerism that I had envisioned. My kids were happy to see me only… Continue

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Butterfly's Resident Career Coach, Julie C.



As reported By Buttefly Co-Founder, Bradi Nathan





BN: Too often children are asked what they want to be when they grow up. How is my five-year old suppose to know the limitless opportunities that lie before her? Yesterday she wanted to be a soccer player and today she wants to be Hannah Montana. I am 37 years old and I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, other than a grandmother. We spend our whole lives figuring out what we don’t want to do. And, if… Continue

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Malaak, Chris Rock's wife, Philanthropist, Mother Shares Her Journey In An Exclusive Butterfly Interview





Photography by Timothy White

As reported By Butterfly Co-Founder, Bradi Nathan



BN: My son was just a baby when 9/11 rocked our world. Although I had the desperate desire to help in some way, Jack was my priority. In turn, I sat idle, watching the events unfold on television while he peacefully drifted off for his nap. If I had known of how to “partially” help in some fashion –… Continue

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Nationally Known Psychotherapist, Dr. Robi Ludwig

How do you believe a site like Butterfly will help moms on their journey?

It’s so important that woman support one another. It really helps us to feel connected and to get a better understanding about the reality of motherhood. Without having this type of support network, woman can feel very isolated, stuck and even depressed. Butterfly gives women hope to find the perfect combination for a rewarding work and personal life. It’s a real gift!!!…
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Mary Egan-Callahan And Brooke Thomas Give Their Take On Whether Commercial Acting Is The Right Career For You



From ActorsLife.com





So, my (non-actor) friends and I are sitting around, and we’re watching TV. Some girl comes on the screen, makes one goofy face to sell yogurt, and pockets $25,000. My friends ask me why I don’t do commercials. It seems easy enough! In your opinion, is it?



Brooke & Mary: We think doing commercials is very different from stage or film acting. You have to have a certain confidence in being yourself in front of the camera… Continue

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