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Take Your Leadership to the Next Level With a Self-Assessment
Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts
Take Your Leadership to the Next Level With a Self-Assessment
12 September 2011

“The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual. So much advice about leadership and management is based on generalities about what is involved and how you should do better in relation to such external considerations. Though useful, I think focusing first on your particular possibilities and preferences, as well as your situation, is a more productive place to start. Read more…

    Should You Turn to Credit Cards for Capital?
    Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Finance
    Should You Turn to Credit Cards for Capital?
    1 September 2011

    Small business loans were never easy to come by, and political and economic uncertainty are pushing approval rates are even lower. Even though venture capitalists are practically throwing money at startups, at least 91% of that funding goes to men. Though grants for female entrepreneurs do exist, competition is fierce, and a one-time grant of $20,000 may not be enough to finance your business. Read more…

      What Kind of Business Do You Want to Create?
      Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Joanna Pineda
      What Kind of Business Do You Want to Create?
      13 July 2011

      If women are from Venus… I recently attended a presentation by a private equity manager, who talked about how men and women CEOs are motivated differently. Based on her work with hundreds of CEOs, she hypothesized that when a man decides to start a business, he wants to work for himeself and create something big, huge, mega successful. Read more…

        THE INTERVIEW: Susan Ireland on Change and Success
        Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Patricia Frame
        THE INTERVIEW: Susan Ireland on Change and Success
        1 July 2011

        Susan Ireland’s paths to success speak to many women entrepreneurs, although she never would say that. We “met” through her blog and later IRL. Hearing her story made much of the research I have read come alive. Read more…

          Webinar Alert: Give Me 5
          Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Events
          Webinar Alert: Give Me 5
          27 June 2011

          Did you know there is roughly $27 billion in contracts set aside specifically for women business owners? Thanks to the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, which went into effect on February 4, women business owners have a greater chance to win government contracts. In fact, the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy estimates that the program could benefit approximately 684,000 of these companies. American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) are offering a free, one-hour tutorial on Wednesday, June 29 to teach entrepreneurs how to market their companies to government agencies. Read more…

            Finding the Best Virtual Assistant for Your Business
            Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts
            Finding the Best Virtual Assistant for Your Business
            21 June 2011

            Entrepreneurs tend to multitask. If you’re bootstrapping a new venture, you’re reluctant to hire anyone, as you’re afraid it will use up your capital and/or eat up all your profit. But instead of saving money, you will actually lose more because you’re so absorbed in the nitty-gritty of your business – from responding to emails to sending an invoice. Read more…

              Women and Aging: Unprepared and Unaware
              Capacity Building, Empowerment, Patricia Frame
              Women and Aging: Unprepared and Unaware
              15 June 2011

              I recently attended a Volunteers of America (VOA) panel on the release of their study Boomer Bust 2011: Still Unprepared and Unaware that focused on women. VOA is one of the largest providers of aging care in the US. Maybe this doesn’t seem interesting or important to you now. Read more…

                More Referral Business, Please
                Capacity Building, Lori Saitz, Marketing and PR
                More Referral Business, Please
                13 June 2011

                Does a formal referral program make sense for your business? If you’ve been in business for more than a day, you know that referrals are the best way to gain new clients. Most of the time, the person making the referral has already done the selling for you and the person being referred is now highly inclined to work with you. For sure, you need to create the culture, or set the scene, that clients are expected to refer others. Read more…

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