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Women in Business Tip: When You’re Starting a Business, What Types Have the Most Longevity?
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Women in Business Tip: When You’re Starting a Business, What Types Have the Most Longevity?
13 March 2014

Debunking the myth that women-owned businesses don’t last as long as male-owned businesses, a recent Cornell University study showed that in many industries, women-owned businesses actually survive longer. Disputing the “Female Underperformance Hypothesis,” researchers found the most longevity in women-run educational services, clothing, gift-related businesses and dance studios. However, not all women-owned businesses with high survival rates were in industries we think of as typically “female”—for example, the alcohol sales and service industry had a high rate of longevity for women-owned businesses. Read more…

    Women in Business Tip: New Source of Startup Capital for Women Business Owners
    Finance, Home Page Blog, Just Getting Started
    Women in Business Tip: New Source of Startup Capital for Women Business Owners
    11 March 2014

    Fashion designer Tory Burch started her boutique business in 2004 in the Nolita shopping neighborhood of Manhattan on Elizabeth Street. Fast forward 10 years later and Tory Burch has launched another venture called Elizabeth Street Capital to help early-stage women business owners (those who have been in business about two years) get access to low-cost capital, mentoring support and networking opportunities to grow their businesses. Launched with an investment of $10 million from Bank of America, the program will initially support women entrepreneurs in Boston, Charlotte, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco, but will expand to additional markets over the next two years. Read more…

      Women In Business Tip: Habits of Happy Entrepreneurs
      Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog, On Your Way
      Women In Business Tip: Habits of Happy Entrepreneurs
      6 March 2014

      When comparing the personal wellbeing and job satisfaction of people all over the world, entrepreneurs report being happier than non-entrepreneurs. According to the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the world’s entrepreneurs are more likely to agree with statements like “my life is close to ideal” or “If I could live my life again, I would not change anything. ” And when it came to female entrepreneurs, the report showed women having “a higher degree of subjective wellbeing” than male entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. Read more…

        Women In Business Tip: Join the Million Women Mentors Initiative
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        Women In Business Tip: Join the Million Women Mentors Initiative
        4 March 2014

        Currently, only 13 percent of U.S. high school girls are planning on pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Likewise, while in college, many young women leave STEM degree paths despite their good academic standing. Women in these disciplines often experience uncomfortable classroom experiences and unfriendly climates. Read more…

          Women in Business Tip: Help the Underprivileged by Selling Fair Trade Products in Your Business
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          Women in Business Tip: Help the Underprivileged by Selling Fair Trade Products in Your Business
          27 February 2014

          Nearly half of the world lives on less than $2 a day and the poorest 40 percent of the world’s population has only 5 percent of the global income. Fair trade goods can help change that statistic. Fair trade is a social movement that helps people in developing nations escape poverty by guaranteeing better working conditions and fair prices for their goods. Read more…

            Interview with Allen Mireles
            Interviews, Interviews/Women in Biz, Women In Business
            Interview with Allen Mireles
            27 February 2014

            Allen has been a friend of the Women Grow Business community for several years, contributing as both a guest expert, and even as a guest host of the Women Grow Business chat back in its Twitter days. We’re delighted to present the following interview with Allen Mireles, where we asked her about her triumphs and struggles with being a small business owner, how she uses digital marketing to overcome challenges, as well as her favorite tools. Allen Mireles Marketing is an integrated marketing and social media consultancy based outside of Toledo, Ohio. Read more…

              Women in Business Tip: How to Use Public Speaking to Boost Your Profile
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              Women in Business Tip: How to Use Public Speaking to Boost Your Profile
              25 February 2014

              Gaining your customers’ trust is a feat in and of itself—and a must if you’re to make your business a success. Public speaking can help you gain your audience’s trust and boost your profile as an expert in your industry. Start by figuring out what markets you want to reach (there may be more than one). Read more…

                Women in Business Tip: How to Tell a Fad from a Trend
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                Women in Business Tip: How to Tell a Fad from a Trend
                20 February 2014

                If you can’t tell a fad from a trend, you probably tend to shy away from new ideas when you really should be pushing the envelope to keep your business on the cutting edge. You don’t need to change your business every time you hear about a new trend; however, you do need to know when you should and should not react. First, know that trends and fads are not the same thing. Read more…

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