My Experience Manufacturing in China: An Israeli’s Story

All the crowd-funding campaigns I’ve ever backed have a special place in my heart. But if I had to name the project that I was most proud to support, it would be this Kickstarter Campaign, run by Ramat Beit Shemesh’s Richard Nachum Kligman last June.
I don’t know Kligman personally, but his idea for a product to give [...]

How I Found Inner Peace in this Time of War

There is a war raging here in Israel.
Though we’re blessedly removed from the front line here in Jerusalem, I can’t escape the images of destruction that dominate the big TV screen when I enter a store; nor the constant talk of rockets raining down on Israel’s biggest cities; nor the procession of visitors coming too [...]

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 [...]