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Women in Business Tip: How to Handle Negative Social Media Buzz About Your Business
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Women in Business Tip: How to Handle Negative Social Media Buzz About Your Business
22 April 2014

While the number of consumers using social media for customer comments and complaints is up, companies’ response times seem to be down. Perhaps that’s not surprising, since starting a social media strategy usually involves thinking about all the marketing opportunities you’ll have and not about the potential negative buzz to which you could be exposing your business. If you find yourself faced with the challenge of turning around a bad reputation on social media, start with the source of the problem—which is usually your business. Read more…

    Women in Business Tip: What I Learned on Shark Tank
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    Women in Business Tip: What I Learned on Shark Tank
    10 April 2014

    When Lynnae Schneller, president and founder of Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles, wanted to grow her business nationwide, she had the rare opportunity to learn from the best: the successful entrepreneurs on ABC’s Shark Tank. As one of the featured businesses during the premiere season of the show, Schneller learned enough to expand to gourmet food stores and grocery stores around the nation. Know your business inside and out and be confident answering questions under pressure. Read more…

      Women in Business Tip: How to Find Women’s Events
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      Women in Business Tip: How to Find Women’s Events
      8 April 2014

      If you’re feeling frustrated because you feel like you need some businesswoman-to-businesswoman camaraderie, don’t give up. Women’s events and meetings are out there; you just need to know where to look. Start with your Chamber of Commerce and your local SCORE office (disclosure: SCORE is a client of my company). Read more…

        Women in Business Tip: The Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs
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        Women in Business Tip: The Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs
        3 April 2014

        Where will you open your new business? Whether you’re just starting out or expanding into a new location, information on the business climate and demographics of a new market is pretty easy to research. But knowing whether the location is friendly to women business owners is another matter. NerdWallet has released their data on the best cities for women entrepreneurs by examining: 1. Read more…

          Women in Business Tip: Do Women Entrepreneurs Still Need Set-Asides?
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          Women in Business Tip: Do Women Entrepreneurs Still Need Set-Asides?
          27 March 2014

          Are set-asides in federal and state government contracts still needed? If you’re a minority woman business owner, your answer is most likely yes. However, according to a study by the Washington State Department of Transportation, white women are awarded enough contracts that they could now be excluded from the state’s list of minority-owned businesses and are no longer subject to the federal government’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program.   The jury is still out on whether the state will follow the report’s recommendation and eliminate the set-asides. Read more…

            Women in Business Tip: What You Can Learn From the Most Powerful Woman in Business
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            Women in Business Tip: What You Can Learn From the Most Powerful Woman in Business
            25 March 2014

            What you can learn from the most powerful woman in business?  If the woman is Mary Barra, the new General Motors CEO and the first woman CEO of a major automaker, the answer is “a lot. ” Barra received the “most powerful” honor from Fortune magazine for many reasons, two being the international scope of her business and her standing in the business community. Her appointment and honor will influence young women to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career path. Read more…

              Women in Business Tip: New Radio Show for Women Entrepreneurs
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              Women in Business Tip: New Radio Show for Women Entrepreneurs
              20 March 2014

              Everyone can use a little inspiration and when you need an entrepreneurial pick-me-up, Ali Brown will be there. An award-winning entrepreneur and mentor, Brown has launched a new weekly digital radio show focused on the stories and advice of top women entrepreneurs such as Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of jewelry company Stella & Dot, and Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest. The show is called Glambition and is available as a podcast on iTunes. Read more…

                Women in Business Tip: How to Surround Yourself With the Right People
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                Women in Business Tip: How to Surround Yourself With the Right People
                18 March 2014

                Sometimes, entrepreneurship can be a lonely job. Don’t surround yourself with “yes men. ” Many leaders like to hire a staff that agrees with everything they say and do, which creates a stale and unimaginative atmosphere. Read more…

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