BeyondCurious recently had a new addition to our team: the fabulous Sheila Darcey. Since Sheila has such a fresh perspective on what it's like working at a startup, I wanted to get her thoughts on her first 30 days.
When Jordanian entrepreneur Nermin Fawzi Saad was looking for a handful of female engineers to join her new company, she put an ad in the newspaper, hoping to find a few interested candidates. She received more than 700 resumes.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will affect businesses for weeks, if not months. And for small businesses, the backbone of New York City's economy, a blow from a disaster like Sandy can have a huge impact.
There are a number of different theories about what can make this economic turn around move faster. Regardless, there is one area that everyone agrees on: women business owners and the need for them to grow and create jobs.
Very often, businesses are born from a passion for what we love. And as driven self-starters, it's not long before we start wearing many different hats to get the job done. We dive in with optimism and zeal, believing we can do it all.
For all of the incredible doors the web has opened for the world, it's also overwhelmed us with an amount of content that we'll never be able to absorb. The curated web is an important next step to provide people with the ideas and information they are looking for.