Business is Booming, But I’m Broke: The Cash-Flow Crunch

At yesterday’s Temech Conference, where over 500 religious and charedi women in business gathered in Jerusalem, I must have spoken to over 100 of them personally.
As coordinator of the conference, I was in the position of expert and many of them asked me questions about their business. There were two questions that came up over and [...]

What Jewish Women Want from a Business Conference

Has this ever happened to you:
You hear about a business event that sounds right up your alley. Even though the timing, location and/or pricing don’t really work for you, you make the effort to go.
You put on your good shaitel or tie or t-shirt or whatever you call “dressed to impress.”
You get there.
And then…
Let’s just [...]

The Secret Ecstasy of Business Failure

Let me tell you a really great, old Jewish story.
Over 200 years ago, there lived a Rabbi. He was a great Torah scholar and a Rosh Yeshiva, and he was also a wealthy man. He owned a lumber business and a ship that transported the lumber down the river. It was a very lucrative industry in [...]

How Offering a Free Consultation Hurts Your Business

Recently I had a client situation that did not have a fairy-tale ending.
A representative of a non-profit organization, let’s call her Rachel, contacted me and inquired about my WordPress website development services, which were recommended by another client. I responded by telling her my price range, which she said sounded reasonable.
We then had a really [...]

My Lag Ba’Omer Bonfire of Business Cards

The Conference Season has just opened in Israel, with lots of great events filling up our calenders for May and June. Even a few that an introvert like me would consider leaving the security of my home office to attend.
For example, the Temech Conference for Women in Business, which I’m organizing. Probably I should show up to [...]

8 Favorite Quotes from the Jerusalem Writer’s Seminar

I spent yesterday in the company of several hundred delightful Jewish ladies who love to write.
It was the first time I went to the annual Jerusalem Writer’s Seminar for women just for fun (I was there twice before as a speaker). And what fun it was.
Organizers Tamar Ansh and Esther Heller are already pros at organizing [...]