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Sunday, July 5, 2015

How Are Women in Business Doing? Better Than You Think!

How Are Women in Business Doing? Better Than You Think!
Kari Warberg Block, Owner of Earth-Kind Inc., with U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
Women represent more than half the U.S. population, and they would like nothing better than to own half of the businesses in the U.S. It continues to be a struggle, particularly when it comes to funding, but these women are definitely making progress.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Women Rule in Real Estate

Women Rule in Real Estate
Just as there are industries dominated by men, such as construction and engineering, there are also industries dominated by women. Real estate is one that is dominated by women. But it's complicated.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

St. Louis Creates $10 Million Fund for Minority and Women Contractors

St. Louis Creates $10 Million Fund for Minority and Women Contractors
St. Louis has tons of projects that will keep contractors busy over the next 10-15 years, and they want to give a piece of the pie to minority and women contractors. They are putting their money where their mouth is, to the tune of $10 million in a newly-created Contractor Loan Fund, designed to give minority and women contractors access to capital so they can grow their businesses.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

And the Best State For Women-Owned Businesses Is...

Black woman entrepreneur

There is one state that leads the nation in having the fastest-growing number of women-owned businesses. Can you guess which state it is? New York? California? Even Washington D.C. takes second place to this state.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Find Out Why One Investor Puts Her Money Only Into Companies Owned By Women

Find Out Why One Investor Puts Her Money Only Into Companies Owned By Women
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour
One of the biggest challenges for female entrepreneurs is finding investors for their company. There is often a lack of female venture partners in venture capital investment firms who might be more empathetic and supportive of women-owned companies. One investor in Baltimore not only believes that women should support other women, she leads by example by investing only in women-owned companies.

Friday, June 12, 2015

5 Reasons Why Women Are Better Bosses Than Men

Woman boss

A study done recently by Zeneger Folkman, a company that specializes in leadership studies, found that women outranked men as better bosses in small business. Their research showed that women have many characteristics that just make them better leaders than men.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

National Women's Networking Group Helps Women Entrepreneurs Break Into The Weed Business

National Women's Networking Group Helps Women Entrepreneurs Break Into The Weed Business
When it comes to businesses owned by women, female entrepreneurs are challenged with diversity. That includes one of the hottest industries now, growing and selling weed. One organization is working to change that.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

5 Great Tips From Successful Women Entrepreneurs

5 Great Tips From Successful Women Entrepreneurs
Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo
Between 1997 and 2014, the number of businesses in the United States increased by 47 percent, but the number of women-owned firms increased by 68 percent, according to the most recent study by American Express OPEN. This is great news for women who are thinking about starting their own companies. Another good thing is to take advice from women who have been there and done it.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Women-Owned Businesses in Mississippi Awarded $5,000 Grants

Women-Owned Businesses in Mississippi Awarded $5,000 Grants
Grant winner Jerleen White (right), owner of JOEL Printing
Women from across the state applied for business grants being offered by the Magnolia Business Alliance. Two local women entrepreneurs were each awarded a $5,000 grant to either start or grow their businesses.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

And the Five Worst States For Women-Owned Businesses Are...

Business woman upset

From 1997 to 2015, the number of companies in the U.S. owned by women increased by 74 percent, according to the 2015 American Express State of Women Owned Business Report. Among all the U.S. states, the three that have the slowest growth of women-owned businesses are Maine (36%), Kansas (32%), Iowa (27%), West Virginia (26%), and Alaska (14%).

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Study Shows That Female Investors Outperform Men By Up To 4.6 Percent

Women make better investors than men for many reasons. According to a 7-year study at the University of California, single female investors outperform single men by 2.3 percent, female investment groups outperform male counterparts by 4.6 percent and women overall outperform men by 1.4 percent. Here's why.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

More Than Half Of All Restaurants Are Owned By Women!

There May Be More Male Cooks In The Kitchen, But More Than Half Of All Restaurants Are Owned By Women!
Sally Smith, CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings
The numbers are in, and the National Restaurant Association reports that now more than half of all restaurant owners in America are women. In fact, not only more women but also more minorities are becoming restaurant owners/entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Women Owning Manufacturing Companies?? -- Bring It! Says These 7 Amazing Entrepreneurs

Women Owning Manufacturing Companies?? -- Bring It! Says These 7 Amazing Women
Jennifer Bass, Owner of Essve Tech
The lines between male-dominated and female-dominated industries are slowly starting to fade -- thank goodness! Women and female entrepreneurs are now visible across non-traditional fields like engineering, construction, and manufacturing. CNN Money recently published an article about 7 amazing women who started their own manufacturing companies and are successfully running their own businesses.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Women CEOs Make More Money Than Men CEOs

Women CEOs Make More Money Than Men CEOs
Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer
Women have been climbing the corporate ladder since the 60s. According to Pew Research Center, women currently earn 84 percent of what men earn for the same job. But here's another interesting statistic reported by USA Today Money. Female CEOs in the Standard & Poor’s 500 make more money than male CEOs.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Eileen Fisher, Inc. Invites Women Entrepreneurs To Apply for Its 12th Business Grant Program

Eileen Fisher Store

Women-owned and women-led businesses across the country have until May 31, 2015, to apply for one of up to 10 grants from the Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant Program. For the past 12 years, the company has recognized women-owned companies that foster environmental and economic health in their communities.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Less Than 30% of All Businesses Are Owned By Women -- And 4 Other Disturbing Facts

Man and woman entrepreneur playing tug of war

When it comes to businesses owned by women, it might be more appropriate to say "You have a long way to go, baby," rather than "You've come a long way, baby." (Josie and the Pussycats) Why? Because women still own less than 30 percent of all businesses in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Women-Owned Businesses Are Skyrocketing in Brooklyn, New York

Women-owned Businesses Skyrocket in Brooklyn, New York
Liz Gutman and Jen King, Owners of Liddabit Sweets, Brooklyn, NY
Women entrepreneurs are alive and well, and growing, in New York. In just the past 10 years alone, they increased 43 percent across New York and an impressive 77 percent in Brooklyn. With this kind of growth, New York wants to keep encouraging more women to follow suite.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Women Are Poorer Than Men in These States

Poor woman

It was President Obama who said, "When women succeed, America succeeds." So, why are women still earning only $.78 of every $1.00 that a man earns? According to a recent report released by the Institute Women's Policy Research, women in ALL 50 states are poorer than men -- that's right, this is the case in EVERY U.S. state!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Women Business Owners in These 10 Cities Are Making A Killing!

Women business owners

Between 1997 and 2013, the number of businesses owned by women in the U.S. grew by 59 percent, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Female entrepreneurs generate more than $1.3 trillion in total revenues and are responsible for more than 8.6 million businesses in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

5 Ways Women-Owned Companies Can Break the $1 Million Mark

5 Ways Women-Owned Companies Can Break the $1 Million Mark

What entrepreneur wouldn't want to reach that $1 million level in revenues! But only 2 percent of women who own their own businesses are able to reach it. On the other hand, companies owned by men are 3.5 times more likely to hit the $1 million mark. What's up with that??

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Women Organize March to Support Awareness of Women-Owned Business Issues

Women Organize March to Support Awareness of Women-Owned Business Issues
Fran Pastore, CEO of Women's Business Development Council
For the second consecutive year, the Women's Business Development Council (WBDC) is organizing a march at the Connecticut State Capital in Hartford, Connecticut, to raise awareness of the issues faced by women-owned businesses. This year, the Women Owned Business Day march is being held on Wednesday, April 8.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Number of Women in Computer Science Jobs Dropping -- Down to 1960 Levels!

Number of Women in Computing Jobs Dropping -- Down to 1960 Levels!

A disturbing report has been released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The report shows that although progress has been made by women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the field of computer science is falling behind at alarming rates.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Even In Nursing, Men Make More Money Than Women -- Here's Why

Male nurse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 3.5 million nurses employed in 2011. Of that number, 3.2 million or about 91 percent were female and 330,000 were male. So, it is safe to say that women dominate the nursing field. So, why do women nurses make only 91 cents for every dollar that male nurses earn?

Friday, March 27, 2015

5 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Raise Capital

5 tips for female entrepreneurs who want to raise capital
Two of the most important factors for female entrepreneurs who want to start their own business is financing and credit. Whether or not women have access to business funds equal to men depends on who you talk to. Recently, a business magazine, Albuquerque Business First, spoke with a women in the know about this very subject, and here are 5 tips she shared to help other women entrepreneurs.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Female CEO of Technology Company Offers 4 Pieces of Advice for Other Women

Female CEO of Technology Company Offers 4 Pieces of Advice for Other Women
It's a fact that men outnumber women 7 to 3 in the technology industry, even though women hold 41 percent of science and engineering degrees. Yet there are some women who break through the statistics and take senior roles at technology companies. Women can learn from these women.
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