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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