Saturday, August 27, 2016

What Leads to Success in Starting a Business?

Is the following what you are thinking?  When I started my business, it's what I thought.
Many people start a business thinking they will start making money immediately they open their doors - only to find that making money in a business is much more difficult than they thought.
Below, women entrepreneurs share basic steps that led to success in their businesses.

How successful women grow their businesses 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Entrepreneurship Can Be a Lonely Endeavor

Entrepreneurship can be a grueling and solitary journey.  Ask some of the women who attended a recent conference hosted by Amazon in Seattle, Washington.
For the attendees who came from 43 U.S. states, the U.K., Canada and Australia, it was a rare close encounter with the company that enables their entrepreneurial ambitions but is also the hard-to-read arbiter of a ruthlessly competitive platform.
Amazon wants to personally connect with its merchants, particularly due to the Marketplace becoming one of the main pillars of Amazon's fast growth.

Read more:  Women entrepreneurs find Amazon marketplace profitable, sometimes perplexing

Screenshot courtesy:  The Seattle Times

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Top 5 Cities That Cultivate Women Entrepreneurs

The top five cities considered the best to be a female entrepreneur:
  1. New York
  2. San Francisco Bay area
  3. London
  4. Stockholm
  5. Singapore.
To make it to the top of the list, five important categories of city characteristics were identified:
  1. Capital
  2. Technology
  3. Talent
  4. Culture
  5. Markets
New York is doing something about it.
The [New York] city is encouraging women like Rita [a retired school teacher from India] to understand they are not in this alone, that there is assistance and encouragement as they move into a new business enterprise and for many, a new role in life.
Read more:  New York Program Cultivates Women Entrepreneurs

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Women Entrepreneurs Get a Confidence Boost

Is the glass half full for women entrepreneurs when it comes to growing our businesses?  We certainly hope so.  Yet, for our male counterparts, they share a glass half empty outlook.  At least that is according to the inaugural Bank of America Women Business Owner Spotlight.  Take a look:
Based on a national survey of 1,000 small business owners, BofA (BAC) found that 54% of women small business owners expect their revenue to increase over the next year, compared to 48% of men. And of those surveyed, 60% of women expect to grow their business over the next five years vs. 52% of men. 
Read more:  Female Entrepreneurs Getting a Confidence Boost in 2016