Monday, January 26, 2015

A Dose of Inspiration on Women Entrepreneurs Who Make a Difference in Our World

St. Louis-based Prosper helps women entrepreneurs start their businesses there.
Hundreds of women from around the world applied for a $50,000 investment from Prosper, but Tuesday [1/20/15], six women-owned businesses were awarded the money to help them expand.
The six women who received the money run companies from tracking your dog to helping kids and adults with seizures.  These awardees are all potential WPO members.

Read:  Investment helps women entrepreneurs prosper

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Marsha Firestone Talks About the Art of the Pivot

Women Presidents' Organization Founder and President Dr. Marsha Firestone provides advice on how you can be a successful, multi-million dollar earning entrepreneur. Here are her five tips with one being:
Know when to let go: The “art of the pivot” is important for all entrepreneurs. Knowing when to acknowledge a failed idea is key to staying afloat. Keep in mind that it’s OK to admit failure and move forward. It will make your business stronger in the end.
5 Tips on How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Women Business Leaders Share Wisdom

Women business owners who are members of the Las Vegas chapter of Women Presidents’ Organization love to share the reasons why they are members of WPO (refer below).  But first, the President and Founder of WPO says:
“Just because you’re running a business that’s generating at least $1 million, you still need education,” said [Marsha] Firestone, who continues as president of the national group, which has 120 chapters on six continents. “There’s just as much need for business education in a business that has grown to a multimillion-dollar level as there is in a business that’s in the startup phase.”
The Chapter Chair for the Las Vegas chapter, Shelia McKay, says members meet for three hours once a month for 12 months and learn from one another’s experiences in a peer learning environment.
“Each meeting, we present an issue having to do with what’s going on in the member’s individual businesses,” she said. “The agenda for the year is decided by the members to meet their needs at the time and stay current.”
Read more:  Group lets women business leaders share wisdom 

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Monday, January 05, 2015

New Year, New Support For Small Businesses

Small business owners may get more support from Washington in 2015 in the following areas:
  • Tax assistance
  • Lending help
  • Healthcare rollback
Read the entire article:  New year may bring more help for small businesses.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Video of Interest: Joselyn DiPetta, Present Possibility and Her TEDx Talk

Joselyn DiPetta, as featured in the video, specializes in the development and delivery of curricula and trainings that shape attitudes, effect behavior change, and cause transformative impacts within organizations and communities all over the world.  Joselyn conducted a great workshop for WPO Chicago III chapter this year. We are very proud of her, and the work she is doing to make the world a level playing field for both men and women. Watch the video to discover more and share with the world.

To learn more about Joselyn's work and to contact her, visit:  Present Possibility (

Monday, December 15, 2014

Article of Interest: Be Ready to Hire More Staff

As 2015 comes rolling in, do you have enough staff to prepare for future growth?  There is a general consensus that 2015 will be a good year for business.  Now is as good a time as any to assess what's happening at your business and determine whether you need to hire a few good people to get client projects done.
Business leaders need to weigh the decision of hiring very carefully, though. Right now, it may be better for your business to bring new workers in on an evaluation hire, allowing you to see if they are fit for the team before hiring them permanently.
If the timing is right, go for it.  Hire fresh new talent.  You want to be poised for success in 2015!

Read more:  Be ready to hire more staff

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