Saturday, February 25, 2023

Trailblazing American Women Entrepreneurs

Long before Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey, as far back as the late colonial era, these successful business women were breaking glass ceilings.

Starting a new business has rarely been an easy endeavor. But throughout much of American history, female entrepreneurs faced especially daunting obstacles. They couldn’t open bank accounts in their own names, obtain a loan—or even vote. Still, some tapped family connections, sussed out unique business opportunities and beat the considerable odds. The businesses these women launched—some of which survived for a century or longer—turned their founders into role models for more contemporary American moguls like Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart.

Read the entire article at History.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

How She Went Global® Podcast with Julie Meyer

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Listen to the How She Went Global® podcast hosted by Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global® and learn what it takes to build a global consultancy.  Your business may be local (domestic only) now but by listening to the podcast, you'll aspire to take your business global.

In this episode, Julie Meyer, co-CEO and founder of Eat Well Global, talks about how she attracts new business, who her global clients are, how she gets paid, how B-Corp. status and Certified Woman-Owned Business help with growth, and offers her superpower mantra.

The podcast is brought to the world by companies who unwaveringly support women entrepreneurs:  Bluedog Design and Associated Bank.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Contributions That Women Have Made to American Society

In recent years, women-owned small businesses have been on the rise, making up 49 percent of all businesses in 2019.  They are outpacing overall business growth (9 percent) from 2014 to 2019 at 21 percent.

While female entrepreneurship is on the rise, the disparities – especially for minority women – within the American workforce are still stark when compared to male and male and female-owned businesses.

Learn more about gender and SBA loan statistics, grants for women, and startup funding tips here.

Every month, not just Women's History Month in March, should be dedicated to highlighting the contributions that women have made to American society, including in the finance and business sector.

Saturday, February 04, 2023

Simplify Your Life With the New Women Founded, Women Owned and Women-Led Cartdrop

Jessica Choice/Atlanta Mom
I have a running list of items to buy at the store just about every week.  It goes like this:

  • Strawberries
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Oatmeal
  • Orange Essence Prunes
  • Blueberries
  • Wine
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Apples
  • Milk
  • Laundry detergent
  • Whole grain bread
  • Orange juice
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Salmon
  • Dryer sheets
  • Quinoa 

Yes, if you analyze the food items I've listed I'm basically a health fanatic.  But this post is not about me.  It's about a fantastic new app I'm into called cartdrop that's been created by two game-changing Chicago-based female entrepreneurs, Michelle Hayward and Shannon Murphy who are out to help you shop in the moment of need, anywhere you are, and never forget again (like me with the wine and prunes :-).  

Let's face it.  We're all super busy – whether you are a mom, business owner or top exec – and anything that makes our life simpler and far more efficient, I'm all in. That's why I love cartdrop!  I can finally get rid of endless pieces of paper on my kitchen counter top and not lose my mind looking in 5 different jackets for the most recent shopping list. Because I just pull out what I need on my cartdrop.  Easy peasy.

And this article sums up a lot of cartdrop's great features.  Check it out to get the nitty gritty details.

Have I convinced you this is an intelligent shopping platform? Then jump to your app store and download cartdrop. You can use it with Kroger stores across the country plus Mariano's, Ralphs, Pick 'n Save, Dillons and more.  Join thousands of people who have learned about cartdrop and can't stay away from it.

I'm jazzed by cartdrop!  Trust you will be, too.  Let's all work together to support these two amazing female entrepreneurs!