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Increasing the Financing for Women-Led Businesses

Your startup may be doomed to failure if you under-capitalize it from the get-go, but friends and family can only do so much and venture capitalists are looking for businesses that are more established with huge growth potential. Bridging that financing gap has been especially difficult for women-led businesses and for social enterprises.
 

Read all of Increasing the Financing for Women-Led Businesses on Huffington Post.

The Misperception That Holds Women Back

Research shows that women exaggerate the skills they need to succeed. For women entrepreneurs, that could be a problem.

3 Ways Women Can Push Through the Glass Ceiling

Jorge Calderon was a venture capitalist who wanted to invest where others weren’t. He found his under-served market: women- and minority-owned businesses.

Only problem was, he couldn’t find entrepreneurs in that niche. He was sure they were there; he just couldn’t find them. So four years ago, he started Springworks to show women and minority innovators how to catch the eye of venture capitalists.

Read all of 3 Ways Women Can Push Through the Glass Ceiling  on Forbes.

7 Networking Tips for Women Owners

Want to grow your business? Do what men do. Have big networks filled with people who can connect you to money, markets and talent.

The Secrets of One Woman’s Rise from Destitution to Successful Business Owner

“I always thought men were smarter than me,” says Dareth Colburn, founder of USABride. Her online business — started 8 years ago in her apartment when she was a single mother, unemployed, and $30,000 in debt — is pushing the $3 million revenue mark after only eight years and now includes her own jewelry designs.

I think she was wrong about that “smarter” thing.

Read all of The Secrets of One Woman’s Rise from Destitution to Successful Business Owner on Forbes

Sex, Lipstick, and Chocolate: Support Causes You Believe in This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s day when you’re hinting about the present you want, why not support a women-owned business and social good by having sex, wearing lipstick, and eating chocolate.

Indulge yourself and your lover, the right way.

Read all of Sex, Lipstick, and Chocolate: Support Causes You Believe in This Valentine’s Day on Forbes.

Nice Girls Brag: Here’s How

Women are told that it’s not ladylike to brag. But done right, it can be one of the most effective ways to grow your business and your influence.

3 Ways Women Can Brag About Their Companies

Shout it from the rooftops! Tell the world your business is booming and you’re one helluva entrepreneur.

Oh, you can’t do that because it isn’t ladylike? Wrong answer.

Read all of 3 Ways Women Can Brag About Their Companies on Forbes.

How to Get Rich on Government Work

For many female business owners, the shortest route to a million in revenues runs through Washington.



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