Saturday, March 02, 2024

Celebrating Courageous Women

Throughout history, the vision and achievements of courageous women have strengthened the United States and opened the doors of opportunity wider for all of us. 

Though their stories too often go untold, all of us stand on the shoulders of these sung and unsung trailblazers — from the women who took a stand as suffragists, abolitionists, and labor leaders to pioneering scientists and engineers, groundbreaking artists, proud public servants, and brave members of our Armed Forces.

Let's put our hands together and applaud all that you, my dear women readers, have accomplished.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Small Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs

Considering personal passions and market demand is crucial when determining what is the best business for a woman to start, allowing for a venture that aligns with both expertise and interest. 

That said, women entrepreneurs are rewriting the narrative of small business by bringing their creativity, passion, and unique perspectives to the table. From e-commerce ventures to niche service providers, women thrive in industries ranging from fashion and beauty to technology and sustainability.

Here is a list of small business ideas for women that answer the question of how to make money from home as a woman entrepreneur.  Many require little to no start-up costs.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

K-Tec Systems Founder Cathy Koch Goes to Washington

We are big fans of Cathy Koch (pictured) and were thrilled to hear she went from her business K-Tec Systems in Ferndale to the nation’s capital to advise the United States Senate and the federal government about the obstacles facing women entrepreneurs.

Read her full story and discover the challenges she faced while growing her business and how she overcame them.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Unprecedented Opportunities Await the Bold in the Year of the Wood Dragon

Happy Lunar New Year of the Dragon, or to be more precise, the Year of the Wood Dragon.  

Wood represents vitality and creativity, while the dragon is related to success, intelligence and honor in Chinese culture.

This combination makes people born in the Year of the Wood Dragon full of energy and drive. They dream of changing the world and are good at coming up with innovative ideas and implementing them. They are perfectionists and will not give up on their goals easily.

The Year of the Wood Dragon is believed to be able to foster growth, progress and abundance, and this year will be good to build a solid foundation for something new with long-term potential. The last Year of the Wood Dragon was 60 years ago, in 1964, the year the Beatles took the world by storm!

Are you a dragon?  If so or even if you aren't, this will be a year for unprecedented opportunities for those who are bold, driven, creative, and full of energy.  Play off the strong vibes.  Go after what you want.

Saturday, February 03, 2024

Take It Global and Unleash Your Full Business Potential

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"If you have the courage and mindset to go global, and you are ready, I ask you to throw out your local playbook and expand your business outside your local market.  The world is wide open.  Make it your market, look outward, and you will unleash your full potential." – Laurel J. Delaney, founder and president of Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Expand the Visibility of Female Founders

How much does culture and society play a role in keeping female entrepreneurs behind and what can we do to change this?

According to Entreprenista Founders Stephanie Cartin and Courtney Spritzer, in order to change this, we need to expand the visibility of successful women founders – which is the driving force behind our Entreprenista 100 awards. Telling these stories and highlighting these women will inspire the next generation.

We also need to rethink how we portray entrepreneurs and leaders – emphasizing qualities like creativity, empathy and collaboration rather than outdated masculine stereotypes. Founders in our community are making billions of dollars in revenue collectively, and they’re wearing pink while they do it. 

Learn more from Cartin and Spritzer – their biggest piece of advice to women considering entrepreneurship and what the perfect plan might reveal. 

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Redefining Recognition and Celebrating Female Founders For Their True Worth

Changing the way we talk about female founders is a small but significant step towards creating a more inclusive and respectful business environment. 

By focusing on their accomplishments and expertise, we can help ensure that their professional achievements are recognized and appreciated, rather than overshadowed by irrelevant comments about their appearance. 

Let’s redefine recognition and celebrate female founders for their true worth – their talent, determination, and the remarkable contributions they make to our world.