Saturday, September 24, 2016

Are You Robbing Yourself of Entrepreneurial Success?

I can't say I do any of these.  Do you?

4 Ways Entrepreneurs (Especially Women) Unintentionally Rob Themselves of Success

Regardless, there's a nice ending:
"Listen to yourself. Live your truth. Claim your sense of knowing. It's your company. Have faith in your intuitive sense of what needs your attention, when, and why.  Trust yourself."
Screenshot:  Reina Trust Building (Michelle Reina, PhD, pictured right, and author of the above article). 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Raising an Entrepreneurial Daughter

Is entrepreneurialism a skill that can be developed?  It's certainly a mindset.  Here are four ways you can help your daughters become entrepreneurs, not just in business, but in life.  It starts with setting an example.

4 Ways Parents Can Foster an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Their Daughters

Sunday, September 11, 2016

On Financing, Female Entrepreneurs Still Face Challenges

According to Fundera's new study, two things are a fact:
  1. Women are approved for small business financing at a lower rate than men.
  2. Women entrepreneurs also typically receive smaller loan amounts and worse loan terms than their male peers.
What's the good news?  Not much when it comes to financing for female entrepreneurs.  Consider this as well (as it relates to No. 1):  Women are half as likely as men to be approved for loans from the Small Business Administration. 

Read on.  Female Entrepreneurs Still Face an Uphill Battle with Financing

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Over-50 Entrepreneurs Have the Fire in the Gut

Are you an encore entrepreneur -- a man or woman over the age of 50?  Like any business you start, you must write down your goals if you want to achieve them.
If you want to do it and you’re willing to work hard, I’ve seen what success looks like,” she [76-year-old Elinor Arendt] said, giving an example of her willingness to work hard. Arendt said she has been lifting weights three times a day since January 1990.
For inspiration, read more:  Looking for an encore:  Over-50 entrepreneurs are focus of start-up effort

Saturday, August 27, 2016

What Leads to Success in Starting a Business?

Is the following what you are thinking?  When I started my business, it's what I thought.
Many people start a business thinking they will start making money immediately they open their doors - only to find that making money in a business is much more difficult than they thought.
Below, women entrepreneurs share basic steps that led to success in their businesses.

How successful women grow their businesses 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Entrepreneurship Can Be a Lonely Endeavor

Entrepreneurship can be a grueling and solitary journey.  Ask some of the women who attended a recent conference hosted by Amazon in Seattle, Washington.
For the attendees who came from 43 U.S. states, the U.K., Canada and Australia, it was a rare close encounter with the company that enables their entrepreneurial ambitions but is also the hard-to-read arbiter of a ruthlessly competitive platform.
Amazon wants to personally connect with its merchants, particularly due to the Marketplace becoming one of the main pillars of Amazon's fast growth.

Read more:  Women entrepreneurs find Amazon marketplace profitable, sometimes perplexing

Screenshot courtesy:  The Seattle Times

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Top 5 Cities That Cultivate Women Entrepreneurs

The top five cities considered the best to be a female entrepreneur:
  1. New York
  2. San Francisco Bay area
  3. London
  4. Stockholm
  5. Singapore.
To make it to the top of the list, five important categories of city characteristics were identified:
  1. Capital
  2. Technology
  3. Talent
  4. Culture
  5. Markets
New York is doing something about it.
The [New York] city is encouraging women like Rita [a retired school teacher from India] to understand they are not in this alone, that there is assistance and encouragement as they move into a new business enterprise and for many, a new role in life.
Read more:  New York Program Cultivates Women Entrepreneurs