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New Media Women Entrepreneurs Summit: Event Recap
Entrepreneurship, Events, Launching a business
New Media Women Entrepreneurs Summit:  Event Recap
18 November 2009

Last Monday, J-Lab i.e. The Institute for Interactive Journalism hosted the New Media Women Entrepreneurs 2009 Summit in downtown Washington, DC. The one day event brought together female panelists from diverse backgrounds in journalism to discuss how new forms of online journalism are emerging new entrepreneurial opportunities – and the steps you can take to cultivate them. Many of the panelists have had their own successes in transitioning from local bloggers, niche bloggers, and citizen journalists to full-fledged new media entrepreneurs just by being savvy online publishers. Read more…

How Dare You Not Be Awesome: Laura @Pistachio Fitton Gets SmallBizCool
Blogworld, Entrepreneurship, Events
27 October 2009

Transporting back to last week, Las Vegas, early a.m. It’s the opening keynote address for the Blogworld Expo and first time many attendees were convened in the same room. That bold question was the most effective ‘mental caffeine’. Read more…

Mom It Forward Founder Gets SmallBizCool!
Blogworld, Community Building, Entrepreneurship
26 October 2009

And at last week’s Blogworld Expo, that’s exactly what happened when being introduced to another ‘Jill’ (yet she spells her name with a cool, artistic spelling that she chose when she was six years old). Jyl founded Mom It Forward and shares at least two reasons why her business is cool, as in SmallBizCool! Think weekly Twitter parties and more… Read more…

CTO of Webgrrls and Digital Woman Founder Gets SmallBizCool!
Blogworld, Entrepreneurship, Events
26 October 2009

It was fantastic meeting Nelly Yusupova, CTO of Webgrrls Internationals ( and founder of DigitalWoman). She’s shares on her cool projects (with a keen insight on what she’s surmounted to be of stronger service to her clients). Welcome to another segment of SmallBizCool(!), straight from Blogworld last weekend. Read more…

Pied Piper of the Online World: Mari Smith Gets SmallBizCool!
Blogworld, Community Building, Interviews
22 October 2009

In meeting Mari Smith at last weekend’s Blogworld Expo, I felt delighted and also a bit like a hobbit standing next to Gandolph (I think she’s at least 6′ tall!). Fast Company calls Mari “the Pied Piper of the Online World. ” And she’s president of the International Social Media Association. Read more…

“I Was Fired, and Then …” Small Biz Survival’s Becky McCray Gets Real with SmallBizCool!
Blogworld, Entrepreneurship, Jen Consalvo
20 October 2009

Becky, founder of Small Biz Survival and numerous businesses, presented at last weekend’s Blogworld Expo on how small business makes big impact. In between morning bagels and networking, Becky shared a memorable “and cool moment” with SmallBizCool and Women Grow Business. Join us! … Read more…

Webgrrls Founder and Tech Entrepreneur Aliza Sherman Gets SmallBizCool!
Blogworld, Entrepreneurship, Events
20 October 2009

She’s been featured in media outlets worldwide for her pioneering work on the Web and as a female tech entrepreneur and author. She presented at last week’s Blogworld Expo on stimulating brand conversations with women in the social mediasphere. And she answered without hesitation with a response that caught me off guard. Read more…

‘A Business I Could Walk Away From’: Entrepreneur Dynamo Wendy Piersall Gets SmallBizCool!
Blogworld, Entrepreneurship, Interviews
19 October 2009

She’s a thriving entrepreneur with a cool story to tell. And straight from Blogworld she talks with Women Grow Business for our SmallBizCool video series. She is Wendy Piersall who founded Sparkplugging – the largest blogger network focused on work-at-home resources for solo business owners (and she also launched the Woo! Jr. Read more…

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