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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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's Here -- Walmart’s “Women-Owned” Products Are Now In Stores and Online!

It's Here -- Walmart’s “Women-Owned” Products Are Now In Stores and Online!
A promise made by Walmart last June is now being fulfilled. Walmart promised to support women-owned businesses by launching a "Women-Owned" campaign that would support women-owned businesses by highlighting in Walmart stores the products that are made by women-owned companies. By displaying a "Women-Owned" label, consumers will know that the products were made by companies that are owned by women.

Monday, March 16, 2015

New York City Program To Help 5,000 Low-Income Women Become Entrepreneurs

New York City Women

A new program just launched in New York City called Women Entrepreneurs NYC (or WE NYC), has a goal to help 5,000 women from poor neighborhoods learn how to start their own business. The 3-year program targets women from poor communities in NYC who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Marriott Making It Happen For Women Entrepreneurs

Women's conference at a Marriott hotel

Since 1997, The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has been supporting women's business development by certifying and facilitating development of women-owned businesses. Each year, the non-profit organization recognizes Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, and Marriott International is once again on the list.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Research Shows Young, Good-Looking Women Earn More Money -- What??

Young Good-Looking Women

According to a Newsweek article, how you look matters when it comes to not only getting hired but earning more in the job market. And it affects both women and men, although particularly women.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Women-Owned Businesses in These 25 Cities Are the Most Profitable

Women entrepreneurs

Every year, American Express Open publishes a report called the State of Women-Owned Businesses. In 2014, that report showed there are 9 million businesses in the U.S. now owned by women, and their total annual revenues are topping $1.5 trillion each year.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Is Selling Girl Scout Cookies Bad Business?

Young girl selling girl scout cookies

Girl Scout cookies are an American tradition. Girl Scouts have been selling these boxes of delectable treats for almost 100 years. Who can resist these adorable little girls with their tantalizing boxes of Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-si-dos®, and Shortbread/Trefoils®? It's all cute on the outside, but Girl Scout cookie makers tell a very different story.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Top 10 Worst Paying Jobs For Women in 2015

Woman working underpaid job

Overall, women today are making about 83 percent of what males make for the same job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is a general statistic; however, according to USA Today some jobs pay women much less. Some occupations even have the same pay gaps that existed in 1979!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

These Four Women Changed the Internet and Made It A Safe Place For Women

These Four Women Changed the Internet and Made It A Safe Place For Women

Social media is dominating the way people talk to each other and share information. It can be a great way to share all kinds of information that might be helpful to other women. But it can be a dangerous place, too. According to The Journal of Adolescent Health, 33 percent of all Internet-initiated sex crimes in 2010 involved social networking sites. How can women share information but protect themselves at the same time?