Saturday, May 27, 2023

Know Someone Where Time Doesn't Exist When You Are Together?

Excuse me, have we met before?  This encountering could occur with a person on a bus, at the gym, or picking up a coffee at Starbucks when time stops or seems endless when you meet. That specialness is a sign that perhaps you are picking up from a past life.

At some point, we’ve all met someone that impacts us on a far deeper level than we ever could have imagined. Understanding how to tell if you know someone from a past life could explain why you feel so drawn to a specific person. It will even shine a light on the relationship dynamics you share with them now.

Read on for 11 Signs You Know Someone From a Past Life (& That You’re Picking Up Where You Left Off).

If you believe in reincarnation, you know the soul continues beyond death.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

If You Want to Get Something Done, Use Your Ecosystem

Interest rates are rising, banks are failing, there’s high inflation, and a dynamic of low unemployment and layoffs. The economy is different than a couple of years ago, and venture capital firms are slowing their funding. 

Companies solely founded by women receive less than 3% of all venture capital investments, and women account for less than 15% of checkwriters, according to PitchBook. 

Yet there is still a glimmer of hope.  The key is having a business that can scale and is durable, one that could survive a recession if it happens.  And, it helps to access and use your ecosystem.  Some examples are the Women Presidents OrganizationWomen Entrepreneurs Grow Global® and Women Elevating Women.

Learn more about how you can get one step closer to your entrepreneurial goals.  Spoiler alert:  It's not easy.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Best Tips (21) For Women Entrepreneurs

To help women entrepreneurs who are starting new businesses, AllBusiness asked female entrepreneurs and founders to share advice that helped them—or that they wish they'd known—when they started their own entrepreneurial journey.

They shared the following tips:

  1. Cultivate powerful storytelling
  2. Bring a new perspective
  3. Find a purpose
  4. Know that you are in control
  5. Stop discriminating against yourself
  6. Hire employees who share your passion and vision
  7. Get out of the hourly rate mentality
  8. Surround yourself with supportive people
  9. Maintain authenticity 
  10. Develop a support network
  11. Ensure you have work-life balance
  12. Overcome imposter syndrome
  13. Don't underestimate the power of community
  14. Seek female-friendly investors
  15. Stay true to your values
  16. Build a strong support system
  17. Focus on Progress, Not Perfection
  18. Grow a strong local network 
  19. Develop the right mindset
  20. Don't sell yourself short
  21.  Realize the power of emotional intelligence

Read the entire article here.

Saturday, May 06, 2023

Put Yourself Out There

To run a business, “you have to be willing to put yourself out there,” Julia Broome, owner of Kin Southern Table + Bar recently told The Herald. “You can’t be afraid to put yourself out there, and speak, live, eat (and) breathe your brand.”

The Herald spoke with three women who own and run businesses about the successes and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Path to Liberation: Entrepreneurship

Many people celebrate the impressive volume of Black women launching and running businesses.

JPMorgan Chase found that “[t]he number of businesses owned by Black women grew 50% from 2014 to 2019, representing the highest growth rate of any female demographic. Black females accounted for 42% of all women who opened a new business during that time and represented 36% of all Black employers.”

But what is seldom discussed about black women entrepreneurs:  Why are they starting the businesses?

According to this article, black women are leaving workplaces in record numbers due to racism, sexism, and an inability to bridge pay disparities between white men and white women.

As the article states at the end:  "Our workplaces need seismic shifts in policy, structures and society – shifts that specifically see and center Black women. Companies should not assume what Black women need; they should engage with us to co-create self-determinate solutions. In other words, ask Black women what we need, and be prepared to offer it."

Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

Foster Inclusion, Embrace Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration, and Cultivate a Community

Women are just as likely as men to succeed as entrepreneurs when starting similar businesses in similar industries. Unfortunately, they face formidable barriers to accessing enabling resources and are constantly up against harmful stereotypes.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative strives to level an uneven playing field by recognizing that talent is universal but opportunity is not. Our program supports women impact entrepreneurs in scaling their up-and-running businesses, especially beyond national borders.

These remarks are from Wingee Sampaio, global program director of the Cartier Women’s Initiative.