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Deadline January 31st: Calling All Hot Mommas
Women In Business
Deadline January 31st: Calling All Hot Mommas
25 January 2010

Professor Kathy Korman Frey at the George Washington University School of Business has kicked off the 2009-2010 HotMommas Case Study Competition. It’s a unique project that takes the stories of the women and makes them teachable in a “case study” format, thus providing scalable, global access to role models and virtual mentors. Read this interview with Chief Hot Momma, Kathy Korman Frey, that we published a few months ago. Read more…

Forbes Names ‘Women Grow Business’ in Top 20 Blogs by Women for Social Media and Marketing
Women In Business
Forbes Names 'Women Grow Business' in Top 20 Blogs by Women for Social Media and Marketing
20 January 2010

Congrats Women Grow Business – the volunteer blogger team and readers alike – for being named last week by Forbes as one of the 20 best social media and marketing blogs by women! As the new year takes flight, this honor brings excitement for sure. And it further strengthens our Women Grow Business commitment: to listen to you. And then discuss what you most want to talk about here as you propel your businesses forward. Read more…

Community Building Breakthroughs and Distinction for Small Business
Community Building, Interviews, Podcasts
Community Building Breakthroughs and Distinction for Small Business
18 January 2010

Recently at Women Grow Business I wrote about how the social media space is becoming much like a cocktail party. With lots of voices out there, it’s getting harder to woo your prospects. This is an interesting question that will remain relevant for years to come.And it’s a topic heavily on the mind of Sandy Carter and her 2.0 framework (she just published her new book: The New Language of Marketing 2. Read more…

Up Next: More Resources, Fun, and One Snow Day
Women In Business
Up Next: More Resources, Fun, and One Snow Day
8 January 2010

Look forward to your comments (please share!). Image In the Midst of Snow Falling by HarpersBizarre, Creative Commons. Read more…

“Small Businesses Can No Longer Afford To Be Dilettantes When Hiring”
Human resources for Small Business, Interviews, Patricia Frame
6 January 2010

For Women Grow Business, I interviewed Peter Weddle (who is “… filled with ingenious ideas” per The Washington Post). He is a serial entrepreneur with terrific expertise in recruiting and human capital issues. Read more…

A Business Owner Researches Financial Options to Expand
Entrepreneurship, Resources, Women In Business
A Business Owner Researches Financial Options to Expand
5 January 2010

Sometimes the most frustrating thing about being an entrepreneur is knowing exactly how much cash you need to have to expand. One would think that’s manna from heaven, knowing that if you were bringing in $4,000 more a month, you could expand your business enough to generate $12,000 more every month. The trouble is, where to get that cash from, especially if you have slow paying clients on the books or a lag time between when you make money and when you can actually spend it. Read more…

Community, Changes, and First Year of Women Grow Business
Women In Business
Community, Changes, and First Year of Women Grow Business
3 January 2010

Women Grow Business is now one year old and you’ve made it one dynamic year. Do you want to contribute or be featured? Your interest has made our 2009!… one of shared resources, grit, and success in small business. Read more…

Happy New Year (new decade!) from Women Grow Business
Women In Business
Happy New Year (new decade!) from Women Grow Business
30 December 2009

There are so many social media forecasts, trends, and top ten entrepreneur lists about (did you see 10 ways to start your business year with a bang?). Yet as the new decade greets us, there’s one particular post that keeps drawing my study and celebration. It’s Women 2.0′s Female Founder Successes List of 2009. Read more…

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