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June 2013

How to Attract Angel Funding No Matter Where You Are Located

It’s not easy to find angel investors outside the big market areas but it can be done. Marti Beller of PlanG, proves that not only can it be done, it can be done without the  support that many women entrepreneurs who receive funding rely on.

How to Make Your Case When Speaking

by Wendy Scharfman

My father was a tyrannical professor of medicine who seemed to relish humiliating his students – especially while making rounds in the hospital. The residents would hide behind each other to avoid being singled out to answer his impromptu questions.  And sure enough, one fated day, Charlie, a first year, came to rounds with little sleep and even less preparation.  Needless to say, my Dad nailed him. Charlie mumbled some feeble response knowing he was in for it and with laser focus, my Dad said, “You know, you should read more.” So, Charlie, hell-bent on redeeming himself, studied like a maniac and came to rounds the next time with the cockiness of an over-prepared medical genius. And this time, fortune smiled. My Dad called on him and Charlie, resolute and beyond ready, launched into an almost poetic diatribe replete with every bit of medical minutiae he could muster. “Sheer brilliance”, Charlie thought smugly to himself. My dad paused, stared right at him and said, “Next time, don’t read so much.”

How to Get on Forbes List of the World’s Most Powerful Women

Are we beginning to see the rise of the American-born women entrepreneurs?

How Brands Keep You Coming Back

by Ralph Allora

BrandChannel recently wrote about the intriguingly one-way relationship between Starbucks and its community of loyal fans. The coffee giant has managed to become one of the world’s most beloved brands despite the fact that, as BrandChannel points out, “they don’t even try that hard.”

How Women In Power Improves Business Returns

Overall, angel investment in 2012 showed signs of weakness:  fewer investors and only a slight increase in dollars invested. But for women angels, it’s a whole different story.

How Nonprofit EDs Lead Boards

by Michael Davidson

I recently led a workshop for Executive Directors- “The Board: What Can I Do About it?”

How Women In Power Improves Business Returns

Overall, angel investment in 2012 showed signs of weakness:  fewer investors and only a slight increase in dollars invested. But for women angels, it’s a whole different story.

How to Make a Powerful PowerPoint Presentation

by Ralph Allora

PowerPoint. The very word evokes fear and loathing in business audiences everywhere. The reaction of a typical prospect, upon learning that he or she will be subjected to your PowerPoint sales presentation, is that it’s 45 minutes of her life she’ll never get back.