Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Women-owned businesses are growing like crazy. They have grown faster than the rate of small businesses, according to the annual American Express OPEN report. Between 1997 and 2014, the report states, the number of businesses in the United States increased by 47 percent but the number of women-owned firms increased by 68 percent -- 1-1/2 times the national average. Women's Business Centers are spreading to help continue their support and growth for women-owned companies.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Since 2010, minority women pursuing degrees and careers in the healthcare field have received a big green light from the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship grant. The education grant comes from the generosity of Macy's and the American Heart Association. Eligible women have until December 31, 2014 to apply for the scholarship.
Friday, December 5, 2014
|Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration|
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Her name doesn't come up when asked who are the most powerful women in America. She is never listed in Forbes Magazine’s annual list of “The United States’ Most Powerful Women.” But she is by far considered the most influential woman and African-American in Obama's inner circle. Her name? Valerie Jarrett.
Friday, November 28, 2014
|Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is a strong supporter of legislation that will give women business owners greater access to government contracts.|
Why women are losing billions
The government has only reached 4.3 percent of it's 5 percent goal of government contracts awarded to women-owned businesses, according to the SBA. One reason might be that many of the contracts have been given to firms that aren't even eligible according to Congress' set-asides guidelines. Many feel this reflects a lack of good management of the WOSB program by the SBA.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
What they all have in common
These remarkable women are business owners, corporate presidents, CEOs, or other senior executives. They come from corporate environments, government, health care, education, non-profit and more. What they all have in common is the fact that they have worked hard, had a positive attitude, and remained focused and determined in their efforts to succeed. Check out some of their comments.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The United States Postal Service just announced that a new Postmaster will soon be taking over the reigns of the organization. The organization's current COO, Megan Brennan, will soon take a big step into the position of Postmaster General. She will become the first woman to head the postal service, succeeding Patrick Donahoe who is retiring.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Kentucky Training Program for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Teaches Them How to Run And Grow A Business
The Lexington Minority and Women Contractor Training Program is a 10-week teaching and training program designed for women and minorities who already own their own business but want to learn how to grow and take that business even further. The program meets just once a week but packs a lot of training into that time span. Business owners will learn how to manage cash flow, how to keep financial records, payroll practices, and even contracts. These are just some of the important skills necessary to run a successful businesses.