Closing Out the Year, Celebrate Your Gains
BrainTrust Director of Business Development, Morgan Lee Stanley, recently led our team through our annual planning day, starting with a SWOT analysis. We reviewed the data from our last planning meeting, going over the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats as we’d identified them last go-round. This exercise
Where are the Blindspots in Your Business?
Remember when you were first learning to drive a car and the instructor taught you to be aware of blindspots? The thing about blindspots is that they’re so subtle and SO CLOSE to you that your reaction time is limited - leaving you exposed to real danger.
You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Leading the Way for Women Business Owners
"You Can’t Be What You Can’t See." - Marian Wright Edelman A powerful quote from the Sundance Documentary “Miss Representation” that exposes how our culture contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. As a peer-to-peer membership for women business owners, BrainTrust is
Getting Venture Capital Still a Man’s World? Not for long!
As a woman business owner, on a regular basis, you’re likely to see or feel the reality that, in most of the world, entrepreneurship is set up for men. The ecosystem was set up by men … for men, which has created many barriers for women. Women in
What is a Vault™ and Why Must I Have One?
BrainTrust is a peer membership organization for women business owners to help them achieve financial independence, wealth and influence. At the core of BrainTrust is what we call a Vault™. What is a Vault™? Vaults™ are carefully curated groups of 5-7 women business owners who will help you navigate
3 Steps to Align Your Team to Achieve Your Business Vision
Imagine watching a soccer game where players run haphazardly around the field, unsure of which position they’re playing or even which goal is theirs. Sounds like chaos, right? Unfortunately, sometimes that’s what happens when organizations lack alignment. In business, alignment refers to organizing the various departments, teams, or
Company Culture Can Make or Break your Business
Company culture is important for many different reasons, but workplace culture has not always been created with women in mind. Learn how designing good company culture can take your business to the next level.
Accountability Is A Culture Issue
Ever heard the quote: “If more than one person is accountable, no one is accountable”? Don’t let this statement be true for your company. Learn how to establish an accountability process for your team today. Great leaders know that positive accountability creates a culture of trust, engagement, and
How to Find Funding Options for your Business
Every business starts with a great idea. And while it may come as a surprise for many entrepreneurs, having that great idea is actually the easy part of starting a business. What’s much more challenging is paving the way from idea to product development to product launch.
How to Discover Your Company’s Core Values
Your core values already exist in your organization because they come from you as the founder. So, you actually discover your company's core values, not create them. Do you know how to find them? Use this exercise to discover your company's core values and cultivate your culture. SO WHAT