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What Makes American Women Entrepreneurs Different?

What Makes American Women Entrepreneurs Different?

Women entrepreneurs in the U.S. who have run their businesses less than three years would tell their younger selves, “Trust your instincts, start small and don’t worry and enjoy yourself more.” That’s very different from their counterparts in Mexico, who say their advice to themselves would be, “Do more research, create a business plan early […]

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Trust Yourself, Break the Rules

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Trust Yourself, Break the Rules

“Break the rules” is Christine Perkett’s advice to women entrepreneurs. In a Huffington Post interview, Perkett (at l.), the CEO of PR analytics platform SeeDepth, says, “Women worry way too much about doing everything the right way. If you want to innovate and create, you’ve got to be bold. That, and trust yourself first and […]

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Removing Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Removing Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

The best entrepreneurs have in common 10 discrete talents, according to Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal (at l.), senior consultant and lead researcher in entrepreneurship for Gallup. In her recent book, Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder (Gallup Press, September 2014), Dr. Badal identifies those talents as business focus, confidence, creative thinker, delegator, determination, independent, knowledge-seeker, promoter, relationship-builder and risk- taker. […]

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Think Big. Be Bold. Succeed.

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Think Big. Be Bold. Succeed.

The ability to think big and to be bold are traits vital to success. “I dare you to come up with a successful entrepreneur (male or female) who does not possess them,” Eric T. Wagner writes in Forbes. Canadian entrepreneur Kelsey Ramsden (at l.) has those traits, he says. She is the founder of business […]

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Successful Women Entrepreneurs’ Three Traits

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Successful Women Entrepreneurs’ Three Traits

Women entrepreneurs who succeed have three traits in common, Lisa Abeyta writes on Huffington Post. The founder and CEO of civic tech mobile platform APPCityLife Inc., Abeyta says those shared traits are generosity, fearlessness and intuitiveness. “If you want be successful, learn to be generous with your time, your efforts, your knowledge,” she writes. “This […]

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Who Gets Venture Funding? Handsome Men

Who Gets Venture Funding? Handsome Men

It helps to be attractive if you want funding for entrepreneurial ventures. But only if you’re male. A paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirms gender bias in assessing entrepreneurial pitches and also finds that attractive men are more likely to get financial backing than their less-attractive male […]

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Learning From 600 Women Entrepreneurs’ Stories

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Learning From 600 Women Entrepreneurs’ Stories

More than 600 female entrepreneurs have shared their experiences with The Story Exchange, an ongoing research project with Babson College that hopes to gather 1,000 submissions. The goal is “to understand the needs of women business owners around the world while giving these often-overlooked entrepreneurs media exposure,” Colleen DeBaise, The Story Exchange’s director of digital […]

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Meet 15 Women Who Succeeded Their Way

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Meet 15 Women Who Succeeded Their Way

Kelsey Falter (l.), one of 15 female entrepreneurs profiled by online magazine Tech Cocktail, advises women to “believe that succeeding is part meritocracy, part hard work, and part luck. By focusing on the users or customers you serve, the products you launch, and the people you surround yourself with, you will be equipped with the […]

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Want Venture-Capital Funding? Talk Sports

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Want Venture-Capital Funding? Talk Sports

“Learn to talk sports if you can’t already” is one of four suggestions MIT professor Fiona Murray offers women entrepreneurs seeking venture-capital funding. Writing in the Boston Globe Magazine, she laments that only 7% of venture-capital funding goes to women. The truth is that the process by which venture capitalists evaluate opportunities is social, cultural […]

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What Holds Women Back From Entrepreneurship?

What Holds Women Back From Entrepreneurship?

Women have less confidence in perceptions of their ability to start their own business than do men. That’s one of the findings of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Women Report according to Candida Brush (l.), chair of the entrepreneurship division at Babson College, which sponsored the report. Writing in Forbes, Brush says “there are some findings […]

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