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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Black Girls Code" Introduces Girls of Color to Computer Science

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Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code
It's no secret that the number of African Americans in technology companies is minute. There is a big movement in Silicon Valley to change this, and the movement is being led by entrepreneurs, investors, engineers and advocates for offering more opportunities to underrepresented minorities in the nation's fastest-growing, highest-paying industry. One of these advocates has created a camp called Black Girls Code which teaches computer science to girls of color.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Yes, You Can Make Money At Home -- Check Out These 10 Lucrative Home-Based Jobs

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The key to working at home is to find an area that pays well. If you're going to work out of your home, make sure it's worth it. Not all home-based jobs pay enough in return to support a business. So, here are 10 ideas of home-based jobs that pay well.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Women Earn the Highest Pay in These 20 Jobs


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The gender gap is still alive and well, but it doesn't exist in all jobs. Gender gap refers to the gap in wages based on gender. PayScale, an online resource for career candidates that help them determine what they are worth, recently published an article in Business Insider that indicates the pay gap doesn't affect all jobs. In many jobs, women not only dominate but make even more money than men.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

These 15 Female Entrepreneurs Are Under 30 and Running Multi-Million Dollar Businesses

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Sarah Prevette, founder of Sprouter.com
The youngest is 15 and the oldest is 29, but what these 15 entrepreneurs all have in common is that they are females, under 30, and running multi-million dollar businesses. They were recently named as the Top 15 Young Female Entrepreneurs by Under30CEO.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

State of Colorado Offering Funding for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

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Small businesses in Colorado that are owned by women or minorities could qualify for a grant of up to $10,000. How? By expanding their businesses through exporting into foreign markets. Businesses who qualify for the grants must either have their headquarters located in Colorado, or have at least 50 percent of their employees based in Colorado.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Funding Available for Minority and Women-Owned Tech Start Ups in This State

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Women and minority-led technology startup companies have a very good opportunity to get funding; all they need to do is move their business or start their business in Ohio. It's a sweet deal; each startup will receive $500,000 in funding.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program Fuels the Success of Women Entrepreneurs in Canada

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Six women-led startups in Canada will receive financial support and entrepreneurial training through a new program in Canada called the MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program. The program was designed to narrow the gender gap in the entrepreneurial world.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Massachusetts Growth Capital Aims to Help Women and Minority Owned Startups

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Small businesses, especially those owned by women, often face major challenges when looking for business startup funding. It is difficult to find funding through the mainstream banking system. Companies like Massachusetts Growth Capital are beginning to pop up everywhere, and they aim to help women and minority-owned businesses with financing.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

List of Firsts Among American Women -- What They Accomplished Even By 1960

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Georgia Neese Clark, First Woman Treasurer of the U.S.-No subsequent Treasurer has been a man.
Success can be measured in two ways: how far one has come, or how far one has to go. While many articles focus on how much more women need to accomplish, it is equally important to honor those American women who have achieved a historical feat of significant impact. Here are just a few.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Find Out How One Woman Entrepreneur Became The Youngest Female Billionaire in History -- Starting With Only $5,000

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If you have ever purchased a Spanx product -- leggings, tights, body shapers -- you should know the answer to this one. Her name is Sara Blakely, and she is not only the Founder of Spanx, but the youngest self-made female billionaire in history.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Women in Their 30's Should Take These 10 Steps To Reach Their Career Goals

Women in Their 30s Should Take These 10 Steps To Reach Their Career Goals
The first job you land out of college is always exciting and full of promise. But considering the fact that the average number of years most Americans work is 40-45 years, a lot can change during one's career. So, it's good for women and men to evaluate their careers when they are in their 30s to make sure they are on the right track.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Women Business Owners Need to Know 3 Important Facts Before Applying For a SBA Loan

Women Business Owners Need to Know 3 Important Facts Before Applying For a SBA Loan
In general, the government does not give grants. But the federal government, through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) does give loans, including businesses owned by women. And government loans to women-owned businesses are on the rise.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

NerdWallet Predicts 50% of All Small Businesses Will Be Owned By Women By 2020

NerdWallet Predicts 50% of All Small Businesses Will Be Owned By Women By 2020
NerdWallet, an online personal finance information services company, predicts that more women will become business owners, increasing to 43 percent of all businesses in 2016 and to 50 percent of all businesses in the year 2020.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Michigan Women's Foundation and The Power of 100 Women

Michigan Women's Foundation and The Power of 100 Women
They are one in the same organization with the same goal -- to support Michigan women to become economically empowered. Power of 100 Women is the support group utilized by the Michigan Women's Foundation (MWF) to accomplish this. The organization also provides women entrepreneurs with both grants and micro loans.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Women-Owned Lumber Company Receives $100,000 Grant

Women-Owned Lumber Company Receives $100,000 Grant
Fadiya Sarafa owns one of the few remaining lumber yards in Detroit, Michigan. She is the second generation of this family business, and now Safara's daughter and son are also working for the 87-year-old Public Lumber Company, located at 1001 E. 7 Mile Road in Detroit. Recently, Sarafa was one of two recipients to receive a $100,000 grant from the latest NEIdeas competition for Detroit small businesses.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Research Shows That Women Are Earning More Than Men in These Career Fields, But....

 Women traditionally earn about 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, but in these fields, women are actually earning more than men.
Researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York made a discovery recently regarding salaries between men and women in certain job fields. There is actually a "reverse wage gap" between the two groups in 29 career fields. Women traditionally earn about 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, but in these fields, women are actually earning more than men.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Grant from FHLB Dallas Enables Texas Entrepreneur to Provide Clothing for New Mothers

Grant from FHLB Dallas Enables Texas Entrepreneur to Provide Clothing for New Mothers
Some of the best small businesses have been created by entrepreneurs who see a need and build a business that fills that need. That was the case with an OB-GYN in eastern Mississippi. Dr. Pamela Lacy saw a need to provide maternity clothing for moms-to-be in her rural area. So, with the help of a loan and a grant, she was able to open her business, Mom 2 Be, in Columbus, Mississippi.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Orlando Business Owner Receives $25,000 Grant From MEBA

Orlando Business Owner Receives $25,000 Grant From MEBA
Orlando restaurant Nikki’s Place, Inc., owned by Elaine and Nick Aiken, couldn't be happier with the recent grant they received from The Minority/Women Entrepreneur Business Assistance (MEBA) Program. The program has been helping attract more minority-owned businesses to the area since 2006.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Job Layoff Leads to a Successful Business for This Brooklyn Female Entrepreneur

A Job Layoff Leads to a Successful Business for This Brooklyn Female Entrepreneur
Kristine did everything right. She went to fashion design school, graduating from Syracuse University's fashion design program and then began working in her dream career. But just a few short years into her career, she was out of work because her employer had to close their doors. So, what did she do? She found yoga. Or, maybe yoga found her...

Monday, November 30, 2015

4 Ways For Women-Owned Businesses To Find Grants

4 Ways For Women-Owned Businesses To Find Grants
Grants are like free money. They are offered by many organizations, corporations and others to encourage growth in areas that are important to the donor. They don't have to be paid back, so it's a great way to keep from going into further debt when starting or growing a business. They are hard to find, but don't give up. Grants for women are available. You just have to know where to look.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

10 Places Where Women Business Owners Can Get Funding

Need Money? -- 10 Places Where Women Business Owners Can Get Grants

Owning your own business is like finding a rainbow. It's a beautiful thing, but there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Financing is still difficult for women-owned businesses, and grants are hard to find. So, where can female entrepreneurs go for help? Here are 10 places where women-owned businesses can get grants.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Virginia a Growing Hotbed For Women-Owned Businesses

Virginia a Growing Hotbed For Women-Owned Businesses
A recent study by Chmura Economics & Analytics, a Virginia-based economic consulting firm, showed that women-owned firms are growing at a pace faster than any other businesses in Virginia. In fact, the growth is so good that the state is offering $400,000 in loan funding for small, women- and minority-owned businesses.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Minnesota Encourages Growth of Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses By Offering $15 Million in Tax Credits

Minnesota Encourages Growth of Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses By Offering $15 Million in Tax Credits
Minnesota has the right idea when it comes to increasing the growth of businesses owned by women and minorities. Six years ago, they created the Angel Tax Credit Program, an incentive program that offers state tax credits of 25 percent to investors who invest in qualified businesses. The pot has now grown to $15 million for 2016 to support women- and minority-owned businesses.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

New York Committing $20 Million To Help Small Businesses Owned By Women and Minorities

New York Committing $20 million To Help Small Businesses Owned By Women and Minorities
The Black Institute President and Founder, Bertha Lewis
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the city intends to help small businesses owned by women and minorities by committing $20 million in funding. The announcement comes following pressure from groups advocating the increase of city funds for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Women Veterans Are Now The Fastest-Growing Group of Women-Owned Businesses

Women Veterans Are Now The Fastest-Growing Group of Women-Owned Businesses
Women-owned companies are increasing in number at a faster pace than those owned by men, especially women of color. But there is another group of women that have now taken the lead, making them the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs: women veterans.
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