Saturday, December 30, 2023

Happy 2024 From Escape From Corporate America

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Happy 2024 from Escape From Corporate America!  Discover six reasons why 2024 is the best time to start a business.  Go for it!  

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Love, Light and Laughter

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"Merry Christmas!  Wishing you love, light, and laughter for good memories this holiday season." – Laurel J. Delaney

Saturday, December 16, 2023

How to Succeed as a Woman Founder

How to succeed as a woman founder?  The founders of SoulCycle, Poppi, Halfdays, and more offer their best 5 pieces of advice for female entrepreneurs – from what to read — and what not to read — and how to use social media.

Topics discussed ranged from what to do if a male VC laughs you out of the room (in this case, go your own way and get a loan to start your business) to how to fix your company's Target display.

They've got you covered.

Saturday, December 09, 2023

The Woman Who Keeps On Giving

MacKenzie Scott, a woman who keeps on giving, is well known for her philanthropic behaviors and surprise donations to organizations. 

Scott helped build tech giant Amazon with her then-husband Jeff Bezos. The couple divorced in 2019. She currently has a net worth of $33.7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Scott recently announced $2.15 billion in donations over the past year on her website, Yield Giving. She said in the post that the nonprofit donated to 360 organizations, “every one of whom could use more allies.”

The causes are always wide-ranging.  One organization who is hopeful in receiving a gift from Ms. Scott is Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®, an under-the-radar nonprofit who has been around since 2015 and educates women on how to grow their business through global expansion.  To date, they have served more than 40,000 women.

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Reshaping Early-Stage Venture Capital (VC) to Better Serve Women Entrepreneurs

Melinda Gates is trying to change the face of power in venture capital (VC) to better serve women entrepreneurs.

Given that VCs cater to a select few, fail on about 80%, and need home runs to pay for the failures, the question looms: can Gates make a dent and leave a legacy?

Discover the five challenges and potential solutions.