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Women in Small Business: Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Women in Congress are leading the legislative fight to crack that glass ceiling and level the playing field for women-owned businesses.

The Seeds are Planted: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we were honored to give seed grants of $1000 each to people around the world who are tackling environmental and social problems in their communities.

Building the Lifestyle of Maine into the Soak Brand

Michelle Vale | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Michelle Vale

As small business owners, we pride ourselves on delivering a product that is second to none. However, there are many more facets to our brand than pr...

Women On Top?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The truth is that there's not a whole lot of hope for women-owned businesses to reach the same levels of impact and profitability as male-owned ones if standards of gender in the family don't also change, and significantly.

Comcast Hosts National Women's Business Council for Supplier Diversity Event

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Akoshia Yoba

Embracing supplier diversity has proven to be smart business -- maximizing profits by giving a company access to previously untapped reservoirs of different ideas, opinions, needs and perceptions, which are all necessary to create and improve products and services.

3 Tips For Launching A Woman-Owned Business

| Rohit Arora | Posted 03.13.2015 | Small Business

The estimated 9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. generate over $1.4 trillion in revenues and they employ millions of American workers. Accor...

Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

At age 52, recently divorced, depressed, and deeply in debt, Carol Gardner received advice from her attorney to "get a therapist or get a dog."

Three Buckets of Small Business Attention

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

The small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, welcomed a major benefit this tax year: a new, streamlined IRS home office standardized deduction.

National Small Business Week 2014: Women-owned Small Businesses Are Making Strides

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 05.13.2014 | Small Business
Akoshia Yoba

Today marks the launch of National Small Business Week -- a series of cross-country events featuring entrepreneurship forums on business start-up and ...

Women Helping Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While entrepreneurs have MoolaHoop to help them, women leaders in corporate America need to help each other. No matter where you are in the course of your career or profession, you should always be thinking of how you can support and "pull up" other women.

Who Let the Dog Out: On New Crowdfunding Rules and Why It Is Time for Us to Wise Up

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

If equity crowdfunding had the same alert system color code as Homeland Security, it would have jumped from green to orange on October 23rd, 2013. Fo...

Young Entrepreneurs Hold the Key to Growth

Ashish Thakkar | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Ashish Thakkar

Today, I believe Africa is the single most exciting place in terms of opportunities. The continent is not only experiencing its longest boom for 30 ye...

Rwandan Artisans Make Lasting Change for Post-Genocide Rwanda

Tida Tippapart | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Tida Tippapart

These women underscore the powerful role women play in building economic development and social cohesion in post-genocide Rwanda.

Opening Doors: The Business Benefits of Women-owned Certification

Karin Kamp | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

When Brenda Duinkerken met with a Boston-based food broker to help increase sales of her gluten-free products such as cake, cookie and pizza dough mix...

Trying to Lean In, Sheryl, but Facebook's Not Making it Easy

Catherine Ventura | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Catherine Ventura

Sheryl Sandberg's advice -- Lean In -- is a positive and valuable one. It's ironic, however, that the company she helps run makes it hard for women business owners to do just that.

The Balancing Act

Joanna Riley Weidenmiller | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Joanna Riley Weidenmiller

The tech boom is back and thriving -- there are still lots of uncharted territories, unclaimed stakes and rules that are still being figured out, but the crowd looks a little different. Women are more visible, and although there are still a ways to go, new female pioneers are becoming the norm.

A Delicious Recipe for Successful Latina-Owned Small Businesses

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 12.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Amelia Gonzalez and Arcelia Gallardo figured out how to combine the legacies of their Mesoamerican ancestors with a passion for Latino culture, arts and business.

Black Women Entrepreneurs Remember Trailblazer Sylvia Woods

Karin Kamp | Posted 09.22.2012 | Black Voices
Karin Kamp

Several African-American women entrepreneurs have expressed their appreciation for Sylvia Woods following news that the "Queen of Soul Food" had died on Thursday at the age of 86 in New York.

Women-Owned Firms Struggle To Grow (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business

"Steady growth but a lack of progress" is how a team of researchers commissioned by American Express has described the state of women-owned businesses...

Lisa Hammond: Mompreneur Took Her Kids to Work Every Day

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women
BJ Gallagher

Every April when "Take Your Child to Work Day" rolls around, I think of Lisa Hammond, a young mother of two when she started her business 20 years ago. She managed to build keep her sanity while building her business, raising two little ones, and creating a strong, happy marriage.

Mompreneurs: Teething Bling -- Why Didn't I Think of That?!

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.12.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Moms are always thinking about how our lives could be easier with this or that, but most of us stop there. Amy Creel felt that way but instead of dismissing her idea, she went online to happily discover that her Teething Bling was in fact unique.

Women Business Owners Get the Shaft, Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

In February, the SBA published its final rules to set aside $6.5 billion in federal government spending for Women-Owned Small Businesses or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. But on September 9, the Washington Business Journal said to date, women-owned businesses only got $500,000.

Do 'Shopping And Babies' Start-ups Give Female Entrepreneurs A Bad Name?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 11.21.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Are start-ups that cater to the female consumer damaging the credibility of women entrepreneurs?

CEO Perspective: Rapid Growth With a Female Touch

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Fiercely proud of being a woman and now running a successful woman-owned enterprise, Jennifer Schoenhofer believes that women manage organizations differently than men.

Talking With Iraqi Women: Overcoming Social Issues to Spur Economic Growth

Elinor Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elinor Steele

Iraq has always been a Middle East pioneer for promoting women's rights. However, some men have become less open-minded to women-owned businesses. And that could set Iraq's economy back by decades.