Sunday, April 26, 2015

Support for Female Entrepreneurs From Around the World

Eighteen (18) startups from around the world, will join Blackbox for the Spring 2015 Female Founders Edition (held in Palo Alto from April 27 - May 8, 2015) program.  Check it out here.  It's great to see support for female entrepreneurs from around the world!

Quick backstory:
Blackbox, the Silicon Valley accelerator dedicated to leveling the playing field for global startups, today announced their first-ever program comprised exclusively of women founders. Blackbox Connect Female Founders Edition is committed to helping women gain access to Silicon Valley resources and funding networks, and is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.
Screenshot courtesy:  Blackbox

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Women Will Lead the Way to Economic Growth in the United States

According to the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation’s recent report “Sources of Economic Hope: Women’s Entrepreneurship," women business owners will lead the way to economic growth in the United States.

The report alludes to the fact that “accelerating women’s entrepreneurship could have the same positive effect on the U. S. economy as the large-scale entry of women into the labor force had during the 20th century.”

Read more from Anne Janiak (pictured) for Westfield Communications:  Leading female entrepreneurs to success

Screenshot:  Ann Janiak

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Welcome Hangout For Bargain Hunters: The Man Cave

Marta Albizu (pictured) has opened an upscale men's consignment store that offers gently used men's clothing in excellent condition at even better prices.  Though she says the space offers something much more valuable.
With a sectional couch and a flat-screen television, a stately chess set replicating a treasure from the Qin dynasty, and the doting hospitality of owner Marta Albizu and her family, the store is a welcoming hang-out for bargain hunters.
Learn more here.

Screenshot courtesy Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Are Women Making Financial Sacrifices To Start a Business?

According to a new study by Experian, women business owners may be making too many sacrifices when it comes to their personal finances — and it’s putting their personal credit ratings at risk.

The study examined both business and personal credit data on male and female business owners, then analyzed the differences between the credit profiles.

Here's what they found.