Saturday, February 23, 2013
She teaches obedience classes at night and holds doggy daycamp three days a week. The idea sparked to start Miss Rachel's School For Dogs when her dog Dixie was hit by a car.
Find her on Twitter and visit her site. You never know when your next big idea will strike. Be open to it.
Illustration credit: Miss Rachel's School for Dogs
Saturday, February 16, 2013
How is that so? Find out here.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
When you're ready to seek funding for your business, get comfortable with "the ask." You've got to be bold enough to put your business out there in the market, strut your stuff (capabilities) and "ask" for what you want. But that's not what this article is about.
The article below is about why crowdfunding is a game-changer for women entrepreneurs.
Women-owned firms start and grow businesses with substantially less outside financing, according to a Department of Commerce survey of women-owned companies across the U.S. That helps to explain why the average women-owned business has 25% lower revenue than the typical male-owned firm in the same industry.Read the entire article here.
Many of you have asked me via email for donations on your projects over at Indiegogo and Kickstarter. What's your experience been like on the funding front -- good, bad or indifferent? Have you heard of the new kid on the block (not necessarily a crowdfunding site) called Fundwell?
Saturday, February 02, 2013
|Alecia McClung, CEO, ARO|
As Alecia says, "Sometimes life is full of surprises."
Womenetics: When and why did you start your business? How did you recognize that there was an opportunity to outsource your services to companies in the Chicago area?Read Alecia's inspiring story and interview here.
Alecia McClung: We primarily started outsourcing in mailroom and print centers. I started the infrastructure in 1990, about 22 years ago. We started out in the legal market and expanded into hospitals, schools, manufacturing, and now we’re pretty much in every market.
Photo courtesy: ARO