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Monday, July 27, 2015

5 Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face

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Today in Social Media-Women Entrepreneurs: Five Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face and their Solutions. By Bella Rose Okojie / 

Think Like a Lady, Act Like a Man

Women often feel as though they need to adopt a stereotypically 'male' attitude toward business: competitive, aggressive and sometimes overly harsh. Hilary Genga, founder and CEO of Women's swimwear company, Trunkettes, believes that is the wrong approach to take and simply advises-"Be yourself, and have confidence in who you are. Don't try to be a man. You made it to where you are through hard work and perseverance, but most importantly, you're there. Don't conform yourself to a man's idea of what a leader should look like". Read more...

20 Best Sites for Female Entrepreneurs in 2015
by Kan Thomas /

There's a ton of content out there for female entrepreneurs, but the fact is that not all of these sites are worth your attention. The good new is that you don't have to waste time searching for the best resources...Read more...

More on Women Entrepreneurs...

Why the Economy Needs More Women Entrepreneurs
by Jeremy Quittner / www.

The reasons for this inbalance are numerous. Women entrepreneurs tend to face more significant obstacles when it comes to starting their own businesses than their male counterparts, although they bring unique abilities to entrepreneurship as well, such as a more sophisticated approach to taking risks, the brief says, including not being overconfident and not putting their employees at risk. And if the economy expects to fire on all cylinders to produce jobs and growth, more women have to start their own businesses, Kauffman's researchers say. Read more...

5 Ways to Help more Women become Entrepreneurs
by Kent Hoover /

How well are entrepreneurship programs serving women? They may be falling short-nearly half of women entrepreneurs cite the lack of available mentors as a challenge facing their businesses.
Kauffman thinks entrepreneurship programs should collect and report metrics on how many women attend and participate, how may drop out of the programs and what their entrepreneurial outcomes are. This will help program coordinators and funders make adjustments to serve women entrepreneurs better. Read more...

Daily Habits of Passionate Female Entrepreneurs
by Nancy Laws /

I love connecting with fabulous, brilliant women, for great partnerships. It has been one of the most exciting parts of growing a business. There is nothing more exhilarating than a conversation with a woman that is as passionate about her work as you are about life.

Like with everything in life, there some do's and don't that we should all be aware of, when approaching women that we would love to work with.

Do your Research. Make sure that you take the time to know your potential partner. Read more...

Black Women Are the Fastest Growing Group of Entrepreneurs, by Brittany Dandy /

African American female owned businesses have increased by 322% in the last 18 years.

Over, the number of women businesses grew by 74% between 1997 and 2015-a rate that's 1.5 times the national average according to the recently published 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express Open.

Women now own 30% of all businesses in the U.S., accounting for some 9.4 million firms. Additionally, African American women control 14% of these companies, or an estimated 1.3 million businesses. That figure is larger than the total number of firms owned by all minority women is 1997, the report found. Read more...

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