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4 Funding Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

March is Women’s History Month, and last year, I shared an article about small business grants available for women entrepreneurs running niche startups. Grants are a fantastic resource for any entrepreneur starting or growing a business, as they provide a specific sum of money to fund your business. And, depending on the grant, other potential incentives include...
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When You Invest in Women Entrepreneurs, the Impact is Priceless

Women entrepreneurs are an unstoppable force within small business. They’re disrupting, innovating and succeeding in every industry they touch, and they’re growing at a rapid pace. It can be seen in the 58 percent increase of U.S. women-owned businesses since 2007, compared to a 12 percent growth rate of small businesses overall. What is the...
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The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs: Crowdfunding Hacks

The following is excerpted from "Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs" by Nathalie Molina Niño with Sara Grace, published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2018 by Nathalie Molina Niño LLC. Hack 35: Win the crowd Crowdfunding—all types—seems to be the one area...
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3 Venture Capital Firms Women Business Owners Need to Know About

There are plenty of incredible venture capital firms throughout the country dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs get the leg up they deserve when it comes to funding their business. I might be a little impartial to my city, but as a Southern California native, I especially love to see these firms sprout up throughout the...
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Veteran Entrepreneur Stephanie Breedlove Shares Essential Business Advice

Veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Stephanie Breedlove founded Breedlove & Associates (a household payroll and tax firm) and sold it to Care.com in 2012 for more than $50 million. She’s now active as a mentor to other female entrepreneurs and a sought-after speaker. Her book, “All In: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable...
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StartupNation Celebrates Mompreneurs: Today is Your Day!

While we honor moms at StartupNation every day, today's episode of StartupNation Radio pays tribute to mompreneurs (those are moms who are also entrepreneurs). Join Jeff Sloan and his three guests to learn how you too can become a venture mom! Holly Hurd is the first of our mompreneurs. The founder and CEO of Venturemom.com...
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5 Reasons Why Women-Owned Businesses are Thriving

Since the end of the Great Recession in 2010, minority- and women-owned businesses have been steadily increasing. Although average earnings for businesses owned by women still tend to lag behind that of men, they are seeing large increases year over year. In 2016, there were an estimated 11.3 million business owned by women in the United...
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6 Best Books for Female Entrepreneurs

The rewards of being in control of your destiny are great, but being a female entrepreneur is far from simple. Let’s be honest, being a woman in the workforce can be difficult. On average, a woman still makes only 79 cents to every man’s dollar. And if you’re a woman of color, or over 35,...
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9 Tips for Women Who Want to Start a Business

Women entrepreneurs have become a strong force in today’s business world. Across the globe, many leading companies are now led by female entrepreneurs, many of whom already paved the way for aspiring women business owners. Before you start planning for your new venture, heed the following tips in order to start a business that will help you...
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Women Entrepreneurs Stay Focused

5 Simple Tactics that Encourage Women Entrepreneurs to Succeed Women are starting many more companies than ever before, but some still stay behind the scenes, afraid to break the mold. Now is the time for these women to speak up and come out of their shell. Anyone can start a business, whether male or female....
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New Law Opens More Doors for Women Entrepreneurs

President Obama Signs Into Law New Authority To Help Women Gain Equal Access To Federal Contracting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet, applauded the signing into law of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2015 today.  President Obama’s signature on the NDAA is a critical move that will now allow...
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NAWBO: Championing Women Since 1975

How the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has inspired women Not that we didn’t already know, but Beyoncé did tell us who runs the world: girls. All around us we see and feel it: total girl power. Whether in the news field, entertainment world, sports or business, a smart and powerful woman can...
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Zenovia Andrews Helps You ‘MaxOut’ Your Business

Let Zenovia Andrews help you 'maxout' your business potential! Zenovia Andrews knows the business strategies needed to increase income, maximize productivity, and overcome workplace hardships, and she wants to share her methods with other entrepreneurs to turn their distant hopes into plans of action. Andrews, 39, is a business coach, motivational speaker, television personality, and...
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Just the Facts: Female Entrepreneurship

In honor of the upcoming National Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women-owned businesses in the U.S. – all 8.6 million of them! Get ready to be inspired and impressed! (Tweet this!) Women-owned businesses are generating $1.3 trillion in revenues annually, and the value continues to rise; revenues are up 59% in the U.S. between...
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Women Entrepreneurship Growing Worldwide

There are more than 126 million active women entrepreneurs in 67 national economies worldwide, according to the recently released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Women's Report. That’s just slightly less than the population of Japan. In addition, the report points to the 98 million established businesses run by women, bringing the total number of women business owners...
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And you thought marketing to women was simple…

Yesterday I was invited to attend a speaker series at the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship featuring Mary Lou Quinlan on the topic of Marketing to Women.  At first, I thought, well, I know everything on thinking like a woman because I am a woman.  Boy, I was wrong, and I gained some huge insight into...
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Be Loyal – Personally & Professionally

I say “Bless You” to my dogs when they sneeze, Do You? Where am I going with this? I say “Bless You” to the dogs because they are loyal to me and I am loyal to them.  We all strive to be Loyal to our loved ones in our personal lives, but Loyalty is also...
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Do you ever ditch your smart phone?

As a mom and entrepreneur, I straddle my time between 2 different departments for lack of a better explanation.  I have my business goals, obligations, and deadlines/timelines, BUT I also have a responsibility to my family. Most importantly, I need to make it a priority to enjoy real-time with my sons.  I am not who...
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Do you have a network? (not the “Do you hear me now?” type)

I am big on the importance of finding a mentor and creating a support network as a mompreneur, entrepreneur, solopreneur, or whatever-preneur.  I do not mean the same type of support network that we have with our close friends and family, but rather a group of individuals or peers that share ideas with one another...