Monday, March 28, 2016

Step Away

Most business owners want to grow their businesses. But for that to happen, the person at the helm has to be able to step away and know things will run smoothly while they are gone.
Decision-making can’t be totally dependent on one person, as that person may not always be in the capacity to make the best decisions.
What's a business owner to do?  Develop a process and be systematic about it.  After all, you want to not only scale your business for growth but also be able to take a vacation once in a while!

Read:  Scale Your Business:  How to Systematize for Success

Monday, March 21, 2016

Two WPO Chicago Rockstars

The Edward Lowe Foundation rocks but not just because they feature some of our WPO Chicago members on their website.  (Yes, that's nice too!)  Rather, it's because they offer a wonderful program for second-stage business owners that helps them create empowering workplaces.

Below are two recent Rockstar interviews.  One on Alison Gutterman (top left; Jelmar) and the other on Michelle Vondrasek (Von Technologies).

•  On the same wavelength:  Von Technologies
•  Green, clean dynasty:  Jelmar LLC

Monday, March 14, 2016

Women Making a Dent in the Universe

Below are five (5) unstoppable female entrepreneurs making their dents on the world.  If they are not already a WPO member, they should be.
  1. Sophia Amoruso (pictured), founder of Nasty Gal
  2. Katia Beauchamp, co-founder of Birchbox
  3. Hayley Barna, co-founder of Birchbox
  4. Erica Nicole, founder and CEO of YFS Magazine
  5. Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest
Read more here.

Photo credit:  Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal Facebook

Monday, March 07, 2016

Meet the Millennipreneur

According to the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report, successful women entrepreneurs are not only matching their male counterparts – in several ways, they’re outperforming them.

About the report:
Conducted among 2,600 entrepreneurs based in 18 countries, in Asia, Europe, and the United States, the study led by Scorpio Partnership reveals the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs under 35, "The Millennipreneurs."
Read the entire article:  Women Entrepreneurs Are 'More Ambitious and Successful' Than Men