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ACTiVATE Trains Women Entrepreneurs in Tech Commercialization
Guest Posts, Launching a business, Women In Business
ACTiVATE Trains Women Entrepreneurs in Tech Commercialization
13 May 2011

The statistics paint a stark picture: when it comes to business, technology and entrepreneurship, women trail men by a big margin. Women make up more than 50 percent of America’s labor force but their share in corporate leadership role is far from satisfactory. A 2009 report by the National Center for Women and Information Technology found that in Fortune 500 technology companies, women held only 10 percent of corporate officer positions and 11 percent of director-level positions on boards. Read more…

    Shark Tales That Will Make You Swim
    Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts, Launching a business
    Shark Tales That Will Make You Swim
    11 May 2011

    Her inspiring story of how she beat poverty, dyslexia, made D’s in high school, didn’t finish college, and survived a no-good boyfriend to start The Corcoran Group, which she sold nearly 28 years later for $66 million, is a remarkable story that could encourage anyone. I believe that no one becomes who they are by accident, and this book confirms my theory. Barbara is truly a product of her Catholic working class New Jersey family. Read more…

      May, Memorial Day, Military: Lessons for Now
      Entrepreneurship, Launching a business, Leadership
      May, Memorial Day, Military: Lessons for Now
      3 May 2011

      Ideas and words whirl as I think and write this column time and again. Memorial Day, the critics charge, has become nothing more than the start of summer and summer sales. Armed Forces Day (May 21) recognizes those currently in service. Read more…

        Buy Low, Sell High: Starting a Business in a Recession
        Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts, Launching a business
        Buy Low, Sell High: Starting a Business in a Recession
        14 April 2011

        The state of the economy is but one of many factors to consider when starting a business. When you have the experience that matches a need, you’ve done the industry research and built a comprehensive business plan or roadmap, it can be just the right formula for success. My company, Vincent Roa Group, is a recent start-up and was established at the height of the recession. Read more…

          Victoria Livschitz: A Woman Who Has Cracked the Glass Ceiling
          Entrepreneurship, Interviews, Launching a business
          Victoria Livschitz: A Woman Who Has Cracked the Glass Ceiling
          5 April 2011

          The timing of my interview with Victoria Livschitz couldn’t have been more perfect. Just a few days before our scheduled interview, a national study revealed that women still make 80% less than men in the workplace. One of the factors discussed as part of this assessment was that women do not to go into high income fields like science and technology. Read more…

            Two Great Motivators: Adversity and Change
            Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts, Launching a business
            Two Great Motivators: Adversity and Change
            30 November 2010

            Adversity and change are some of the greatest motivators when starting your own business. After our family relocated overseas mid-year with children, and many lessons learned along the way, I saw an opportunity to help families like ours avoid our oversights and to guide them in choosing the best education for their children. At that vulnerable time, since I had nothing to lose, I had everything to gain. Read more…

              5 Reasons To Love Doing Business Online
              eCommerce, Launching a business, Rebecca Malik
              5 Reasons To Love Doing Business Online
              26 November 2010

              Ed: this was originally published on Women Grow Business in June 2009. Since it’s one of those timeless posts, we republish it here. The Internet has put unlimited resources at our fingertips, providing anyone who might desire it with the ability to start a Web-based business. Read more…

                A Checklist for Starting Your Internet Business
                Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts, Launching a business
                A Checklist for Starting Your Internet Business
                8 November 2010

                It is not exactly “news” that the Internet and access to broadband has been an extraordinary force enabling modern-day entrepreneurship and small business growth. Our nation’s currently high unemployment rate of 9. 6 percent and lower revenues for businesses and organizations have led to smaller pay raises, or none at all. Read more…

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