Saturday, August 31, 2013

Women Lead the Way in Startups

Stamford, Connecticut
Why are women leading the way in startups, at least in Stamford, Connecticut?
... studies show that women are strong, credit-worthy borrowers, who have higher payback rates of bank loans compared to the population as a whole.
See what else is cooking for women business owners in Stamford, Connecticut where they've witnessed a 17.3 percent growth in jobs -- or a whopping 92,000 positions -- among women-led businesses -- from 2007-2011.

What does this tell the world?  Make women a priority. 

Read the entire article to find out what Stamford is doing to harness female talent and attract other women entrepreneurs:  Women Entrepreneurs Can Drive Economy 

Photo courtesy: Lee Cannon

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Alison Gutterman Goes Interactive With Her Products

Alison Gutterman, President, Jelmar
Introduced 46 years ago by Skokie-based Jelmar, Tarn-X, the metal tarnish cleaner, is the top brand in its category in the United States.  And CLR, the company’s 30-year-old calcium, lime and rust remover, also holds a top spot, according to IRI.
President Alison Gutterman (pictured) has zeroed in on marketing innovation and new product development to reach a new generation of customers since she took over six years ago.
Learn more on how Alison's marketing efforts are paying off and how to stay relevant and competitive in tough times- here.

Photo courtesy:  ©2013 Laurel Delaney.  All right reserved.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Believe in Your Dreams

To women everywhere ...

"Believe in dreams, your dreams for yourself. Your dreams to be who you want to be, to touch the sky, to travel far, to be valued for who you are, as a whole person, with the body you were given and the brain you’ve developed." - Dale Fiek

Read the entire article here.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Crowdfunding Site Exclusively For Women?

Crowdfunding website exclusively for mom and women entrepreneurs Nap Time Startups, announced its beta launch, which is scheduled to begin on December 2nd with a first year goal of funding 1,000 startups.

As part of the beta launch, pre-registration is currently open to entrepreneurs, donors, investors and business service support affiliates.

Learn more:  Crowdfunding Site for Women Entrepreneurs

And don't forget to pay a visit to Kickstarter and Indiegogo - two other large funding platforms. 

Photo courtesy:  401(K) 2012

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Lack of Confidence? Fear of Failure?

Is that what's holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur or starting a business - a lack of confidence and a fear of failure? 

According to a recent article, it says:
Women often don't think they are capable of launching their own businesses, which is one reason there are significantly fewer female entrepreneurs than male entrepreneurs, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women's Report released July 31st.
Read the entire article here.  See if you agree.  And as always, I welcome your comments.

Illustration courtesy:  QuotesEverlasting