Monday, March 19, 2018

RIP: Theresa D'Angelo, Founder of Three Businesses

Theresa D’Angelo received a patent in 2015 for a device inspired by the cover for a swimming pool. Her daughter, Madelaine, described it as “a people catcher.”  She died March 10, 2018 in her Grand Island home after seven-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 59.

“She loved to work and loved being an entrepreneur,” her daughter said.

D'Angelo was the founder of three businesses:  Rail Services, Complete Auto Network and Complete Personnel Solutions.
She [Theresa] was a board member of the New York Staffing Association and a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the Women’s Presidents Organization. An advocate for inclusion and diversity, she encouraged young women in their careers.
Learn more about gifted entrepreneur and problem-solver Theresa D'Angelo here.  May she rest in peace (RIP).

Monday, March 05, 2018

5 Things Tory Burch Wants You to Know About Business Ownership

Through her work, designer Tory Burch has met hundreds of small-business owners from New York to Shanghai.  Below, she shares the advice that has helped her over the last 14 years.
  1. Believe in yourself.
  2. Buckle up and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work.
  3. Be open to new ideas.
  4. Seek out opportunities.
  5. Think bigger.
Full article here on what Tory wants you to know.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Criticism, When Delivered Thoughtfully, Helps Teams Perform Better

In "How to Use Criticism to Your Advantage," the author talks about how criticism hurts for a reason but it doesn't mean it can be avoided.
Criticism, when delivered thoughtfully, helps teams perform better and helps people improve their behavior. It also wakes people up and makes them realize they can’t be complacent. If people on your team are doing a terrible job, they deserve to know so they can improve their work. And if your partner is acting in a way that upsets you, he or she should know why.
Put some thought into your next criticism.  And remember, never attack the person; instead criticize the action.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Believe in Entrepreneurship

Starting a business requires hard work, perseverance and smarts to bring it beyond the million dollar level.
There’s no easy path, no get-rich-quick scheme that will make your business thrive other than you.
What do you need to have in order to start a thriving business?
  1. A responsible fear.
  2. Realistic expectations.
  3. Short and long-terms goals.
Read more here.

Monday, February 12, 2018

WEGGinar™: Creating a Workplace that Works:

Joselyn DiPetta, Google and Managing Partner, Present Possibility is passionate about empowering teams and individuals to expand their view of what’s possible. Her focus on women’s leadership, diversity and inclusion, and leadership alignment is a platform for the creation of holistic solutions that transform people and cultures in service of achieving exceptional results.

In this WEGGinar™, Joselyn covers how to:
  • Develop a deeper understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • Understand why diversity and inclusion are critical to successful and sustainable business outcomes
  • Learn about the importance of fostering an environment where everyone can fully contribute
  • Learn about unconscious bias and the importance of addressing it
View the WEGGinar™ by visiting:  It's complimentary thanks to companies who support WEGG: IBM, UPS and Bank of America.

Monday, February 05, 2018

What Women Entrepreneurs Can Do to be More Successful

Kerry Hannon, contributor for Forbes, interviews Carla Harris (pictured), chair of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a 30-year-old, nonpartisan federal group that serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

One key question:  What can women entrepreneurs do to be more successful?  Harris says:
Women entrepreneurs should leverage the resources already in place, as there are a plethora of supports across the country specific to women business owners. In a thriving ecosystem, there are in-person and virtual incubators and accelerators, SBA resource partners such as SCORE, Women Business Centers and Small Business Development Centers, as well as online educational resources that provide powerful knowledge throughout the business lifecycle.
And of course the Women Presidents' Organization powers prosperity for women business owners too.

Read the entire interview here.