Displaying items by tag: Women Entrepreneurs

A ruling from the Small Business Administration lifts the cap on federal contracts set aside for women-owned small businesses....

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Florida’s former Lt. Governor, Jennifer Carroll, has joined Global Digital Solutions, a company that provides security-related solutions in unsettled areas. The company also stated that Ms. Carroll is expected to become President and Chief Operating Officer once a planned merger with Airtronic USA, Inc. has been completed.Born in Port of...

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A new study by an advocacy group reveals new information on how small businesses are operating in the current financial climate.The report, called Access to Capital among Young Firms, Minority-owned Firms, Women-owned Firms, and High-tech Firms which was sponsored by The Office of Advocacy, looked at new businesses’ access to capital during...

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Attention tech entrepreneurs: If you’ve never heard of Kathryn Finney before, then pay attention; she is someone you should know. In fact, more importantly, if she knows you, she can be the best friend you’ve never …...

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Friday, 15 March 2013 08:00

3 Tips for Women Who Want To Lead

Women who want to lead have their work cut out for them. Here's how to fight unhelpful expectations--and keep your own standards firmly in place.As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg notes, it's harder for women to get to the top in a corporate environment, and also harder for them to stay there. In part, that's because the challenges of advancing...

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 The National Association of Women Business Owners today announced its partnership with LeanIn.org. The two organizations plan to empower women with the tools they need to realize their career and life goals, using a program of education and mentorship. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook is also on board with the initiative.Women-owned...

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 Black women have a certain tenacity and strength of purpose that serves us well in the world of entrepreneurship. And it’s paying off; women-owned businesses are growing more rapidly than the national average, and African American-owned businesses are growing even faster.[1]Still, women-run businesses start off with far less capital and tend...

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In honor of Women’s History Month and as part of their ongoing programs to help women entrepreneurs, The Coca-Cola Company today revealed the details of a major initiative they’ve created with the International Finance Company.Working with the International Finance Company, a member of the World Bank Group, Coca-Cola today announced a $100...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:00

How to Break Out of the 'Female Entrepreneur' Trap

Want to succeed as a female founder? Quit talking about being a female founder.As the lone female founder of a bustling incubator, I'm approached by women who feel dispirited, restless, confused, and insecure about their ability to jump off the cliff into the start-up unknown.I listen. I empathize. I offer anecdotes for breaking out of their fear....

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U.S. government contracts to women-owned small businesses declined faster than awards to their male counterparts.Despite lofty goals and high-profile initiatives, the federal government is reportedly awarding fewer and fewer contracts to women-owned businesses.The number of federal contracts awarded to women-owned businesses dropped to about $16.4...

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