Author: Christy Harner

5 Steps To Creating Your Personal Website

5 Steps to Creating Your Personal Website If you’re not a web guru, a designer, or good at writing grammatically perfect prose, knowing you need to develop an “online presence” can be scary. But the reality is, now that you’ve figured out who...


Anything is Possible

Two weeks after I started my consulting company, I began conquering my fear of heights at Inner Peaks, an indoor rock climbing facility in Charlotte. One of my business colleagues, a scientist with big dreams like mine, asked me to be his climbing...


Failing is for Winners

In order to win, we must all fail sometimes. In fact, I propose that in order to succeed, we must ALWAYS have failures first. If you’re reading this because you want to be a big time entrepreneur, but have NEVER started a business before, I want...


Find Success in Your Personal Brand, Not in Your Company

So you want to be a success? I have some good news and some bad news. First, the bad: It’s extremely hard to make a business succeed in the startup world today. Sure, we know JK Rowling was a single mom and wrote a book and she made a billion...


Thank the People Who Ruin Your Life

I’m not always of the opinion that we need to forgive those who wronged us terribly. Sometimes maybe. However, I have learned that the best approach is sometimes to thank them instead. Sure, this may be a silent thank you that never reaches...


Being Part of the Gen Y Brand

What age do you need to be to be a perfect successful entrepreneur? I’m 32. 32 is a good age for an entrepreneur. It seems like the Gen X-ers finally think that since I’ve had a few years in my 30s, I get it now. Ive tried and failed a few times....


How to Build the Right Portfolio

When I was 21, I quit my normal job and began my first “real” company. I say “real” because I had already attempted my own businesses before. One was a cake decorating business and one was a photography business. But this one was for...


Why I Hate the "Woman" Label

Being labeled can be frustrating. A few years ago, I stumbled across a women focused startup lab in Silicon Valley while browsing online. I was going to be traveling to San Francisco to meet with some entrepreneurs, and was looking to beef up my West...


VIDEO: How to Create Your Company's Brand

VIDEO: How to Create Your Company’s Brand