Sunday, September 14, 2014

Getting Started in Exporting With Laurel Delaney (Webinar 9/18/14)

Are you looking for new avenues of growth for your business?  Then you should consider exporting.  Please join me at a webinar I am presenting - Getting Started in Exporting.  Are You Ready? - this Thursday, September 18th at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT (plan on about an hour for the webinar).  Here are the six things I will cover:

1.  Why this is the best and easiest time ever to export!
2.  What you need to do to get your business export ready
3.  How to craft a back-of-the napkin export business plan
4.  How to create a social media and networking presence
5.  How to market your business worldwide
6.  How to use e-commerce sites as stepping-stones to export success

To learn more and to register, visit:  Export NOW 110:  Getting Started in Exporting.  Are You Ready? - Women Impacting Public Policy
(http://www.wipp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=454554)

I look forward to connecting with you on Thursday!  Please share with anyone you think might benefit from the webinar - thanks!

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

And The Winners of the Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs Contest Go To ...

Fortune has selected the 2014 class of Fortune Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. These are 10 female founders of thriving, innovative, groundbreaking companies with revenue in the $1 million-to-$25 million range.

Find out who made the cut:  Fortune Most Promising Entrepreneurs

Here's a peek at one of the winners.

Photo Credit: William Marlow


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Go After Professional Success

Are you ready to transition from employee to being your own boss?
Being your own boss can provide flexibility that women look for to balance home life and work life. You can dig deeper into your passions, and it’s one of the best opportunities for professional success.
Read:  7 startup tips for new female entrepreneurs

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Business Lessons From Female Entrepreneurs

©2014 Laurel J. Delaney.  All rights reserved.
Matthew Toren, a contributor to Entrepreneur, gives his best shot at coming up with three books by and for female entrepreneurs. I've read Nos. 2 and 3 from his list and they are worth a look.

Read:  3 Great Books By and For Female Entrepreneurs

By the way, I've also read Barbara Corcoran's other book (pictured) and it's good too.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Happy Factor: The Belief In One's Ability to Succeed

Are women happier than men as entrepreneurs?  We know the struggle women experience in corporate America -- that's why we started this blog.

According to Jane Porter for Fast Company, she says:
A recent study shows there's one career path in which women's perceived happiness is greater than men's: entrepreneurship. 
Read the article:  Why Women Entrepreneurs Are Happier Than Male Entrepreneurs

Related piece that ties in nicely:  The Confidence Gap

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

There's a Hula Hoop and Now There's Crowdfunding Platform MoolaHoop

MoolaHoop is a crowdfunding platform geared toward helping minority women receive the funding they need to run their business.
In the past year, MoolaHoop helped raise more than half a million dollars for women.
Read some of the success stories:  Minority Women Find Advantage with Crowdfunding

Screen shot courtesy of:  MoolaHoop