Frances Dodds

Features Director at Entrepreneur.com

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Working From Home

Marie Kondo Visited My Quarantine Workspace and Gave Me a Lesson on Letting Go

With a little help from Zoom, the famed declutterer sized up my "home office," and offered advice to get us all through tough times.
Communication

Running Out of Things to Say On Zoom? This Communication Expert Wants to Help.

Some advice on walking the line between glib and gloom when you're asked "How are you?" 500 times a day.
Crisis Management

Minority-Owned Small Businesses Aren't Getting Stimulus Loans. Could That Finally Change?

So far, in the scramble to disperse SBA relief loans, big banks have passed over the most vulnerable businesses in favor of bigger "small" businesses. But Congress's latest stimulus package gives $60 billion in PPP to key community lenders.
Crisis Management

Yes, Seventh Generation Kills COVID-19. And the Eco-Friendly Company Is Cleaning Up.

After initial consumer uncertainty, "green" cleaners are getting an unexpected boost.
Crisis Management

Inside the DIY Movement to Make Face Shields and Masks for Healthcare Workers

Have vacuum bags or dish towels handy? Companies like furniture maker Inside Weather are sharing open source designs to help small businesses and individuals make personal protective equipment for vulnerable medical staffs.
Crisis Management

This Company Is Making Texting With Your Doctor the New Normal

Vermont-based startup OhMD is making HIPAA-compliant texting free for medical practices across America and accelerating the ubiquity of telemedicine.
Women Entrepreneurs

5 Words to Try On for Women's History Month

Little Words Project makes jewelry that helps women express themselves and encourage each other. Founder Adriana Carrig recommends five words to wear now.
Friendship

We All Need Work Wives: Here's How Bosses Can Encourage Female Friendship

Studies show that having a best friend at work improves performance and engagement - especially for women. Here's four ways to foster friendships in the workplace.
Seasonal Affect Disorder

Yes, February Is the Worst Month. Here Are 8 Ways to Finish it Strong.

Instead of just slogging through, think like the Ancient Romans, and use this week to "purify" your routine.
Problem Behaviors

10 Behaviors People Find Condescending

From calling people 'chief' to saying you 'actually' like someone's idea, here are some patronizing behaviors to avoid.
Small Business Survives and Thrives

In Future AR Tech, Expect More Blasts from the Past

New research suggests that for augmented reality marketing, 'nostalgia' is the key to inspiring consumer action.
Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness Isn't Just for Big Corporations. Here's How Small Businesses Can Build a Culture of Health.

Naps, salads, open dialogue and leading by example are great places to start, says a leading workplace wellness researcher
Vulnerability

To Take More Risks, Reframe Your Flaws as the 'Juicy Stuff'

Lessons on vulnerability from a Buddhist nun, Brené Brown and the CEO of Sweetgreen
Podcasts

8 Podcasting Tips From the Hit 'Girls Gotta Eat'

With 2.5 million monthly downloads, their podcast is a booming business.