Saturday, January 24, 2015

Why Does the Funding Gap Still Plague Women Entrepreneurs?

We've come a long way in the business world but why does the funding gap still plague women entrepreneurs?  It could be that women are more risk averse.
Despite the hurdles widening the funding gap, every entrepreneur needs capital to sustain a business. As a woman entrepreneur, don’t let these start statistics deter you from actively seeking funding.
Read the entire article:  5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Funding Gap

Photo Credit: swanksalot 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

When I Grow Up, I Want to Become ...

We've all been in this position at some point in our life wondering:  "When I grow up, I want to become a business owner, physicist, engineer, etc."  Fast forward a couple of years.

If you have pursued your dream and need an extra little push to realize your goal, you might want to consider the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.  Zonta has awarded 1,438 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than $8.6 million, to women from 70 countries.

Learn more:  Amelia Earhart Fellowship just one way Zonta helps women realize their goals

Photo Credit: One/Million

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Starting a Business Can Begin At Any Age

Zandra Cunningham is the owner and creator of New York-based Zandra’s Beauty, a line of all-natural, luxurious bath and body products.  She is 14 years old.
It was one of five small businesses selected for free retail space last year in the Market Arcade through the pilot program, Queen City Pop Up. The West Side Bazaar has carried her products since 2013. A 1,300-square-foot production space in the Pierce Arrow Commerce Park on Elmwood Avenue is the company’s base. 
Find out how she got started here.  Starting a business can begin at any age.

Screenshot courtesy of:  Zandra

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Ladies, Let's Take On the World in 2015

Reporter Sandra Guy at the Chicago Sun-Times interviews me about my business and books.  In our discussions, I emphasize one of the big initiatives we have planned this year, which is helping women business owners expand their businesses internationally.

The Sitdown:  Laurel Delaney sees plenty of sparkle for Chicago exports

Happy 2015!