Thursday, October 27, 2005

Website of Interest: SCORE For Women Entrepreneurs

In SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business

Research indicates that mentoring is one of the most crucial and important factors in business success -- especially for women-owned businesses. SCORE counselors can help you understand the resources, opportunities and allies available to assist you as you build and grow your business. Working with a SCORE mentor dramatically increases your chances for success.

WPO is referenced under the resources for women business owners section.

Find out here how SCORE can help you run and grow your business.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Article of Interest: The Pros of Running Your Business Like a Girl


In her new book, "How to Run Your Business Like a Girl," Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin turns the idea of doing something "like a girl" on its head by exploring common female traits and how women entrepreneurs -- and all entrepreneurs -- can use them to their advantage when running a business.

In her interviews with women business owners she found that women tend to use three unique strengths more than their male counterparts: trusting their intuition, focusing on relationships, and putting more emphasis on life balance.

She also states: "Don't think you have to do it all by yourself. The fun part of being an entrepreneur is you get to run the business by yourself, but that doesn't mean you can't have a huge group to support you [Laurel here ... that's what WPO is all about!]. People love to help startups, and you'll only be a startup for so long," she says. "Call people you think won't give you the time of day -- heroes in your industry or people who've done things that are meaningful or impressive to you -- and ask for help. People like to be the expert and mentor other people."

Read the entire article here.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Event: Women's Leadership Breakfast (November 4, 2005)

The Executives' Club of Chicago
Women's Leadership Series Breakfast and Panel Discussion
Friday, November 4, 2005
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive, East Tower
Grand Ballroom, Gold Level, 7:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Theme: "Dropping In/Dropping Out: Stepping On or Off The Career Ladder."

WPO is a partner to this series.

Click here for further information or to register (deadline October 21).

See you there.