Diversity: Does Entrepreneurship Level the Playing Field?

“We have to deal with our biases so that we can interact with others who are different than us.”

Dyann McDowell, President of Training Marbles , Inc. speaks with host Mary McCarthy about diversity and subconscious biases in the workplace. Training Marbles offers training and consulting to businesses in the Midwest. A popular topic is diversity; teaching employees about bad behavior in the workplace, and how to get along with others not like them.

Examples of Protected Statuses:

 

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion or creed.
  • National origin or ancestry
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Physical or mental disability
  • Veteran status

 

“The one thing that enters the room for me, before I enter the room, is the fact that I’m African American. In a lot of ways, as an entrepreneur, I work much harder to get to the same place.”

What You Will Learn:

  • Better understanding of bias and how it affects your perceptions
  • Real examples of biases in the workplace
  • Preventative steps small business employers need to take to educate themselves and employees

Dyann McDowell                                                                                                                 President of Training Marbles                                       dmcdowell@trainingmarbles.com                                                                  (844)3MARBLES

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

Changing Your Mindset

Think about where you are in your business right now, and where you want it to go. Changing your Mindset is a crucial step to taking it there.

Think of it this way: You are moving into the role of CEO of your organization. You are not the person who should be doing all of the work. How can you achieve that? Host Mary McCarthy shares her tips on how you can prioritize and maximize your time, so that you are leading your business, not just working in it.

“Are you in control of what is going on in your organization? Or are you just busy being the business owner?”

What You Will Learn:

  •  Steps to take to get you thinking like the CEO of your company, not the business owner
  • How Mary’s recommended book (see below) can help you determine your priorities
  • The toughest obstacles entrepreneurs face in changing their Mindset

Recommended Reading: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less                       by Greg McKeown

Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

What Mentally Strong Entrepreneurs Avoid

The habits of highly successful people are a topic that fascinate us. How are some entrepreneurs able to create a wildly successful business, but others with equally good ideas cannot.  It may come down to mental strength.

Host Mary McCarthy and Co-host Sharon DeLay talk about a Forbes article analyzing a list compiled by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, who discusses “Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid” and how it relates to entrepreneurs.

Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, a small business consulting firm, and Co-Founder at the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc. Sharon DeLay is the Founder and President of GO-HR, an outsourced Human Resources service for small businesses.

“I absolutely believe in positive thinking, and surrounding myself with successful people, and learning from others, the whole mentoring and learning relationship.” – Sharon DeLay

What You Will Learn:

  • Mary and Sharon’s key points from the article, why they affect entrepreneurs the most (and what to do about them)
  • What is “Imposter Syndrome” and why it’s bad for entrepreneurs
  • Mary and Sharon’s advice for beginning entrepreneurs and small business owners

Related Reading: Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Sharon DeLay
GO-HR
4889 Sinclair Road, Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio 43229
P (614) 473-0122
sharon.delay@go-hr.biz
http://www.go-hr.biz/

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

The Gig Economy

“It is a lot of jumping around, but they love it. Because they are creating their own career out of it.”

Catherine Lang-Cline talks to host Mary McCarthy about The Gig Economy, and how it’s changing the workplace. A gig is a job of a short duration, or a single project. And it’s becoming increasingly popular with Millennials and Generation Xers.

Catherine Lang-Cline is the President and Co-founder of Portfolio Creative, a microbusiness that connects clients to marketing, design, advertising, retail, and digital roles in other companies.

“For people who are deciding to dive into The Gig Economy… you can be successful high-end or low-end, if you just have the drive to do it. You have to be really comfortable with just always getting to that next job, next job, next job. Some people are not. Some people find a lot of comfort having a secure job.”

What You Will Learn:

  • What is the Gig Economy or a Side Gig?
  • Why people are choosing these jobs, and what employers need to know
  • Why Gigs are so popular with Millennials and Generation Xers
  • Career fields where you will find The Gig Economy at work

Related Reading: Who Wins in the Gig Economy and Who Loses

Catherine Lang-Cline                                                                                                            President and Co-founder                                                                                                  Portfolio Creative

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.