Vistas: Geri Stengel’s Blog: Entrepreneurs

How One Woman Keeps Immigrant Entrepreneurs Dreams Alive

by Karin Kamp

Sheela Murthy finds herself smack in the middle of America’s immigration debate, reminding us that the proposed legislation is not about the length of fences or number of visas, but about real people looking to live the American dream.

For many, that dream is steeped in America’s culture and history of entrepreneurship, where some 40% of Fortune 500 companies were created by immigrants or their children, according to statistics.

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.”

Jobs Act Is Right On: American Must Support Small Businesses

As I read all the reactions to the president’s speech on the American Jobs Act and think back over what he said, I’m struck by a couple of things:

Why Aren’t Entrepreneurial American Women Among the World’s Power Brokers?

With all my talk about entrepreneurship being the way to close the gender gap, I was struck by the lack of American female entrepreneurs on the Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful Women.

I Think I Can, I Think I Can … I Know I Will!

I’m a Pollyanna, always optimistic, always seeing the glass half full instead of half empty.

A Hand Up Is Better Than A Hand-out

In a recent interview with Women In Development, Dina Powell, president, Goldman Sachs Foundation, discussed the progress and lessons learned from Goldman’s, 10,000 Women Program, a $100 million effort that began in 2008.

Get Ready For Startup America: Make a Plan

Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding, training, mentoring, contacts with venture capitalists, online resources ... it's all coming your way if you are an entrepreneur or small business owner. The Startup America Partnership, now in its own startup stage, will bring cross-sector and high-octane help to small businesses. 

Entrepreneurs Give More Time and Money to Charitable Causes

Why am I not surprised?

Entrepreneurs – CEOs/founders of businesses – believe that philanthropy makes their companies more successful, according to a report just released by the Fidelity Gift Fund.

Learning Opportunities Expand for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs

The benefits chronicled by graduates of training programs for entrepreneurs are many and varied. In its press release announcing that 1,000 entrepreneurs have now graduated from the Kauffman FastTrac program it sponsored, New York City lauded both the new levels of growth achieved by individual entrepreneurs and the benefits to the city’s economic recovery.

Expanding an Entrepreneur's Network Fires Up Her Business

I can't resist: I have to tell you about another entrepreneur who, to her surprise, has found networking and lifelong learning enriching and even essential.

Sharon Ng doesn't know where to start when she recounts the benefits of networking, going back to "school," and listening to people she thought had nothing to offer her. She had, after all, developed a unique and effective way of teaching Mandarin, French, and Spanish to children. Who could help her with that niche business?



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