Saturday, March 25, 2023

Go Into the Entrepreneur World Without Any Fear

Over 11 million U.S. businesses are owned by women, generating $1.7 trillion in sales, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners.  Yet women in business are often overlooked or overshadowed as the number of women only tells part of the story.

These numbers don't tell the whole story. Women entrepreneurs are still in the minority, although times have evolved. The theme for 2023's International Women's Month "#EmbraceEquity", is just the start of shedding light to some of the fight women face in a male- dominant area.

Read on to learn how women-owned businesses have influenced the way the globe does business and why other women are deciding to go into the entrepreneur world without any fear.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

How to Generate $7.8 Million In Revenue in 12 Hours

According to Launchmetrics, which measures the monetary value of media marketing strategies, Rihanna's Fenty line generated $7.8 million in the first 12 hours after her 2023 Super Bowl halftime performance.

We are not superstar Rihanna with her tremendous social following but we can learn from her on how she markets herself and her brand – seizing on opportunity every chance she can get.

Since the start of the pandemic, women, particularly women of color, have become the leading drivers of business creation in the U.S. In 2020 and 2021, women accounted for 49 percent of new business launches, according to a study by Gusto, a human resources software company, compared to 42 percent for men in 2021. 

Bet on yourself.  Start a business.  Become an entrepreneur. Create your own destiny.  The world awaits.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Being a Women In Business Can be Challenging But You've Got This

Whether you’re trying to find your voice, struggling from the do-it-all mindset, or looking for fellow women to bounce ideas off of, take a minute to step back and appreciate all that you’ve already accomplished.

Yes there are going to be hard days that really tax your patience and ability to move forward. But you are full of grit, passion, and perseverance. You can do this. 

There are over 12.9 million women-owned businesses in the United States, with means a whole heck of lot of women have overcome challenges, and 9 of them were gracious enough to contribute to this collection of the best business advice for women.

And what they all say is being a woman in business can be challenging, but you’ve got this!   

Saturday, March 04, 2023

Time For a New Set of Rules That Values All of Us

It’s time for a new set of rules that values all of us—our bodies, our lives and our work. 

The Majority Rules project—an artful essay and op-ed series from Ms. and Supermajority Education Fund—marks an essential step toward achieving gender equality.

Explore this artful series featuring the five Majority Rules and the inevitable Super Rule: The lives and experiences of women—particularly women of color—are front and center in addressing all of our nation’s challenges.  Visit here.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Trailblazing American Women Entrepreneurs

Long before Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey, as far back as the late colonial era, these successful business women were breaking glass ceilings.

Starting a new business has rarely been an easy endeavor. But throughout much of American history, female entrepreneurs faced especially daunting obstacles. They couldn’t open bank accounts in their own names, obtain a loan—or even vote. Still, some tapped family connections, sussed out unique business opportunities and beat the considerable odds. The businesses these women launched—some of which survived for a century or longer—turned their founders into role models for more contemporary American moguls like Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart.

Read the entire article at History.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

How She Went Global® Podcast with Julie Meyer

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Listen to the How She Went Global® podcast hosted by Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global® and learn what it takes to build a global consultancy.  Your business may be local (domestic only) now but by listening to the podcast, you'll aspire to take your business global.

In this episode, Julie Meyer, co-CEO and founder of Eat Well Global, talks about how she attracts new business, who her global clients are, how she gets paid, how B-Corp. status and Certified Woman-Owned Business help with growth, and offers her superpower mantra.

The podcast is brought to the world by companies who unwaveringly support women entrepreneurs:  Bluedog Design and Associated Bank.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Contributions That Women Have Made to American Society

In recent years, women-owned small businesses have been on the rise, making up 49 percent of all businesses in 2019.  They are outpacing overall business growth (9 percent) from 2014 to 2019 at 21 percent.

While female entrepreneurship is on the rise, the disparities – especially for minority women – within the American workforce are still stark when compared to male and male and female-owned businesses.

Learn more about gender and SBA loan statistics, grants for women, and startup funding tips here.

Every month, not just Women's History Month in March, should be dedicated to highlighting the contributions that women have made to American society, including in the finance and business sector.