Monday, March 23, 2015

Have a Business You Are Passionate About

One of the keys to achieving success with a business is to have a business you are passionate about.  Other drivers for success include but are not limited to:  Know your business (serve as an expert in your field), don't let uninformed people talk you out of launching a creative idea that you have prepared for in earnest, and don't second guess yourself and wait until everything is perfect before you launch -- just do it!

Learn more:  Female entrepreneurs should follow their passions

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Monday, March 16, 2015

March is Women's History Month

Celebrating the contributions of women to the business world and beyond.

While you celebrate, take a tour of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's great research -- from gender stereotypes of entrepreneurship to why the lack of women leaders is a problem for businesses -- and discover:
New networks and better access to capital can help women entrepreneurs overcome the barriers they have encountered along their entrepreneurial path.
Read:  Women in Entrepreneurship | Kauffman.org

Explore:  Women's History Month 2015

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Monday, March 09, 2015

8 Success Drivers To Thrive in Export Markets

What do you need to succeed in the export game?  As the Nextrade Group, LLC states:  "Empirically, two companies of the same size, sector, and age can have dramatically different odds of success in the global marketplace."

Below you will find the Nextrade Group's summary analysis highlighting three key assets and five critical capabilities that set successful SME exporters apart.  Discover if you fall into any of these categories.

Download:  8 success drivers companies need to thrive in export markets

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Monday, March 02, 2015

American Express Global Payments Becomes Corporate Sponsor for 2015 WPO Fifty Fastest Growing Women-Led/Owned Companies

According to the news release (2/25/15):
The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) has today announced American Express Global Corporate Payments as the exclusive corporate sponsor of WPO's eighth annual Fifty Fastest Growing Women-Led/Owned Companies™ ranking. Based on a strong legacy of supporting and advocating for women business owners, American Express will tap into the insight, experience and expertise of the Fifty Fastest Growing Women-Led/Owned Companies globally. To create content focused on business expansion, American Express and the WPO will be collaborating on a new guide for growth: The Fast Growth Handbook, which will detail strategies for success of 50 Fastest honorees to help propel women business owners through their growth journey. - Source:  American Express Global Payments To Be Corporate Sponsor for 2015 WPO Fifty Fastest Growing Women-Led/Owned Companies
We are honored and excited that American Express Global Corporate Payments has chosen to become an exclusive sponsor on this important initiative.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

International Women's Day: Let's Celebrate Our Achievements

International Women's Day Theme for 2015!
International Women's Day, March 8th, represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women all around the world while calling for greater equality.

The theme this year is Make It Happen (#MakeItHappen) -- encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women.

Go here to learn more and get involved.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Be Clear About What You Have To Do

While running your business, do you ever feel as if some days you accomplish nothing?  You're not alone.  Many business owners struggle to manage their time effectively.  The article below outlines five ways to take back your time - one example being "prioritize like it's the day before a vacation."

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Monday, February 09, 2015

How to Conquer Your Biggest Roadblocks

Whether it’s breaking the glass ceiling, building a multimillion dollar business or battling stereotypes, no one’s denying women have come a long way. But we still have a long way to go.  Below eight successful women entrepreneurs share how they take down the roadblocks that get in their way.

8 Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Conquered Their Biggest Roadblocks

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