Monday, May 25, 2015

Invest in Your Single Greatest Asset: Yourself

Every WPO member's story is unique and different but I suspect that each one begins with someone starting a business because they spotted a need or thought they could do something better than anyone else.  Sometimes it turns out big and other times it fizzles out fast. Either way, they keep moving forward and getting stuff done.

What separates successful entrepreneurs from the unsuccessful ones? In this article, it boils down to five things (hint:  one is to invest in yourself!).  See if you agree.  If you don't, feel free to chime in. We're hoping to hear from you!

5 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Differently

Monday, May 18, 2015

Are You Likable at Your Business?

In "Seven Habits of Likable People," the author asks this one question as it relates to your chances of getting ahead at work:  Are you well liked?  Now, I ask you the same question as it relates to running your multi-million dollar business:  Are you well liked?  Whether you want to get ahead at work or at growing a successful business, you can improve your reputation by practicing these seven habits of likable people.

Seven Habits of Likable People

Monday, May 11, 2015

Tips on Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Growing your business into a multimillion dollar enterprise is no easy feat.  If it were, every businessman and businesswoman on the planet would be doing it.  So what does it take to get your business to the next level?

Last week (5/8) administration officials, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at The Washington Post to offer advice on fostering a thriving, woman-owned small business.  Here's what they shared.

"Don't fear debt, embrace risk, and more advice for women business owners"

Screenshot courtesy:  The Washington Post, Kate Patterson

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

50 Fastest WPO Companies Boost Our Economy and Create Jobs

Congratulations to Chicago members Michelle Vondrasek, Catherine Tojaga and Shelly Sun for making the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies - presented by the Women Presidents’ Organization and sponsored by American Express Global Corporate Payments.
For just the second time, nominations were open to global entries. The 50 Fastest generated a combined $4.4 billion in 2014 revenues (mean of $88.3 million) and collectively employed 31,121 in 2014 (mean of 692).
To learn more about the winners, visit:  Trailblazing Women Business Owners & Leaders Recognized for Rapid Company Growth

Screenshot courtesy:  Women Presidents' Organization