Federal, state and local governments are aiming to increase diversity and are eager to work with women-owned businesses like yours. Pursuing government contracts can pay off for your business.
Taking time away from running your small business to attend a training class, retreat or seminar can feel like a waste of time. Here’s why it’s not and how to make that time away pay off.
Your first sales might be easy. But once you move beyond selling to people who already know you, you’ll need some specific tactics to understand their needs and preferences.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here’s a story that brings to life the special economic contributions of Hispanic women entrepreneurs with facts, figures and a tale of one woman’s journey to achieve the American Dream.
Small shifts can have big impacts on your business. Here’s how to challenge yourself to take action in new ways.
Build long-term planning into your everyday routine so you won’t be caught wondering what to do after your first success.
A few simple adjustments can help you reclaim your calendar – and make you much more productive.
Technology can be either a burden or an enhancement. Wisely choosing the technology to use in your business and personal life will give you advantages in both.
It takes a lot to start a business, but it can take even more to keep the business going. A reset may help.
Growing your business means creating, maintaining and continually updating a vision of where you want to be. Here are some ideas for changing your focus from day-to-day activities to the big picture.
Far from getting in the way, being wrong is often a key element of success. It’s how we process difficulties and what makes us better.
It takes money to make money whether you’re starting or growing your business. But where can you find willing lenders if your business doesn’t have what banks are looking for?
Entrepreneurship is a marathon.
You may not be able to achieve the mythical work/life balance, but here’s how a manicure or a walk in the park can contribute to your success as an entrepreneur.
Sometimes you might want to be one, sometimes the other. As an entrepreneur or business owner, you need to be good at both.
Sometimes the most powerful inspirations have their roots in our earliest connections.
Getting from where you are now to where you want to be with a new business can seem overwhelming. Dividing big dreams into small, manageable goals makes progress possible.
Becoming curious and asking questions of yourself can open a doorway to self-discovery.
No matter your expertise, speaking professionally can enhance your brand and increase your marketing reach. And it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Changing your thoughts and beliefs may be the key to changing your relationship to money.
The City of New York is making a big push to support minority and women-owned businesses. Here’s how you can tap into these rich resources.
Failure is a normal step along the way to business success. You don’t have to be afraid of it. You can even use it to your advantage.
Banks aren’t the only options when it comes to financing your small business dreams.
The judges of business plan competitions see a bias for action and good mentorship as essential to getting your business off the ground.
“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of (wo)men.” – Goethe
Sometimes your original idea about how to achieve your business vision isn’t the one that will ultimately make you successful. Here’s how one entrepreneur recognized when it was time to make a change.
Surrounding yourself with the right people as you’re building your company is more than half the battle. Here’s how to identify and attract the talent you need.
A strong team is the foundation of a great company. How do you find and hire people who will treat your business like their own?
Almost any work or career experience can benefit you as an entrepreneur. Here’s the story of how one entrepreneur’s journey unfolded – and what you can learn from her.
You might think interest-free loans are a fantasy or a delusion, but Kiva makes them possible.
A few consistent activities with both existing and potential customers can help your business expand.
Sometimes you have to be willing to experiment to find the growth you want.
Going it alone is no way to create a prosperous business. Here’s how to cultivate the teams that can help you achieve success.