Have an idea for a business? Don't know what to do next? You can reach out to 28 Carrots and they'll help guide women entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams. Sure hope they expand all over the country. Women thrive on a supportive circle of friends to take on new challenges and adventures. A group of women supporting each other and their entrepreneurial spirit is a great idea. Happy Holidays to all!
Black Friday Newsflash: Walmart has decided to source $ 20 billion worth of products from women entrepreneurs globally, every year.
Normally, I steer clear of the mega store that runs small businesses into the ground. However - Walmart has made a new commitment to source its products from women entrepreneurs. I can hardly believe it. I applaud. Tell me who they are, Walmart and I shall buy them. I hope they get a special label. I'm a sucker for specially labeled products. Mostly I like the "local" and "vegan" label, but a "women owned business" label might grab my attention too.
This popped up on Facebook. Couldn't resist sharing with you all! The Collision 2016 has made a commitment to let 10,000 women attend free. What a great idea!
Like most issues under the banner of gender inequality, the State of Women Entrepreneurship claims that things are not great, but getting better. You may not feel it on a daily basis as a woman, and it may not be overt, there are obviously forces at work that are preventing women from starting and running their own business if they only make up 4.8% business revenue in the U.S. Like most forms of discrimination, it may not be in your face. It's the quiet way that the bank turns you down for a loan because your a single mother, or the way that distributors charge you more for their services than male customers. It's silent, but heinously effective.
The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University concluded its second annual Women Entrepreneurship Week and here are the takeaways the women attendees walked away with...it's almost like you were there, too.
Best Places for Women Entrepreneurs are mostly in CA and CO and none of them are major metropolitan cities, except for one. Why are none of the major cities on this map? What is the deal with that?
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