Sunday, January 30, 2011

Do It Your Way: Create Your Own Business


In creating a business of your own, don't look back.  Only focus on making the best of your brilliant idea.

Having said that, let's re-visit an old article that is still relevant and timely for today's business climate, especially for those who are looking at leaving corporate America to start their own business.

She Did It Her Way

Now, I ask you this:  How are you doing it your way?

I welcome hearing from you.

Graphic source here.

Posted by the official Escape From Corporate America blog

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alicia Morga, Look No Further: Women Entrepreneurs Can Be Found Right Here!

Hi, Alicia,

In response to your commentary, "Where Are the Women Entrepreneurs?," over at the Huffington Post, you can find women entrepreneurs right here and at the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)!  You and VCs just need to look harder.

Thanks for your interest.

Laurel Delaney

Illustration credit here.
Note:  Full disclosure:  I serve as the Chicago Chapter Chair for WPO.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Women Entrepreneurs Bolster Growth For Economy

Jackie Taylor (pictured) and her colleagues at the Michigan Women’s Foundation hope to help women entrepreneurs bolster growth for the economy.

MWF recently launched the Women’s Angel Fund, a revolving loan fund that will provide early-stage support for women-owned businesses and disadvantaged women who are starting or growing businesses in urban areas.

Learn more here.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Women Business Owners Help Overall Economic Prosperity

Whether you are interested in starting a business in the United States or as in this case, Pakistan, working women face difficulties.

As a result, the Dawood Capital Management Limited (DCML) in collaboration with the British Deputy High Commission announced the launching of a special fund -- LadiesFund -- catering to the saving and investment needs of women in Pakistan.
The initiative comes as studies show that women are much better savers than men and can help in overall economic prosperity if allowed to start small businesses
Read more here

Illustration credit here.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Take a Blank Canvas Approach to Your New Business

This is a fantastic interview with Tere Blanca, commercial real estate executive and entrepreneur.  She left Cushman & Wakefield in 2009 to start her own brokerage and advisory firm Blanca Commercial Real Estate

Blanca shares her insights on the real estate industry and what it takes to launch a business successfully.  There are wonderful gems of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs within this interview.  You just have to look for them!

Read the entire article here.

Illustration credit here.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy 2011 Escape From Corporate America Fans, Colleagues and Friends!

May this be your best year ever.  Start that business.  Set realistic goals.  Attain a few.  Finish what you start.  Grow.  Be happy!

Best wishes for a successful 2011!

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney, the official Escape From Corporate America blog