If you want to go for it, you can and you will!

It all starts with you—and your dreams. That’s what got you thinking about owning your own business in the first place. You want to do it right. You want to make a difference. You want to call the shots. And you’re not alone. ...more

Ann, it sounds like you are on the right path! One of the hardest steps is just getting ...more

Almighty Networking

Networking is not just important, it’s absolutely necessary. In whatever stage of the game you are—whether you own a company or you’re working for someone else—networking with other individuals is essential because you never know who can help you move up or help you move on. Here are my suggestions: ...more

Rape and Death and Batman, OH MY!

I am a writer, a woman, an entrepreneur and a film buff. So, when I saw (and really hated) The Dark Knight, I couldn't resist writing a funny little piece about how the Dark Knight can serve as a cautionary tale for common mistakes that entrepreneurs make. I wrote it up (granted, not my best writing,) and left for a day with friends on a nearby island. I came back to death threats, vulgar insults and comments the likes of which I've never seen anywhere. ...more
I think you're spot on when it comes to how some men (anonymous or otherwise) respond to ...more

On Auditioning: Barbara Walters - The Ultimate Single Woman

I was never a big Barbara Walters fan. Sure, I've watched a number of her pre-Oscar interviews and have tuned in over the years as she interviewed various world leaders. But she always struck me as kind of a lightweight. Imagine my surprise then as I found myself riveted to the TV when I accidentally came across Tim Russert interviewing Barbara Walters about her new memoir, "Audition." ...more

Single Women Entrepeneurs - Are You Ready to Take the Plunge?

Thinking of starting your own business? Well, you're not alone. According to a recent study by Lake Research Partners, single women are more likely to start their own business than their married counterparts. In fact, more than 6 out of 10 single women (62%) would open their own business if money were not an object, compared to 42% of married women. ...more

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Chicks With Startups

My friend Ksenia started a blog / community site this morning. PregnantWithStartup, for women who are starting up businesses. Crazy women, that is. She asked me to play with her, so I guess we'll start using the plural pronouns..... birthing this community together. And we need it. Desperately. ...more

It's National Entrepreneurship Week- Let's Hear It For The Girls

While women-owned businesses make up slightly less than 30% of all American businesses, they represent 55% of all new start-ups . Women are in an entrepreneurial state of mind. There's a lot to celebrate. And a lot to do. One of the things we can do through microfinancing  is provide support to women entrepreneurs around the world. Earlier this week, ABC News interviewed Alex Counts President and CEO of the Grameen Foundation  which has been a leader in themicrofinance movement. ...more

That is a very impressive accomplishment, Elana :)


Trash or Treasure Trove??

At the risk of being accused as totally garbage-obsessed, I merely keep this up because while Napoli’s no longer making front page news (what with Election coverage in America and Italy) the problem still persists. But I offer hope. ...more

Where Are All the UberBabes in Business?

Are you an UberBabe? ...more

Burkha-Owned and Operated

The Afghanistan city of Mazar-e Sharif is helping women own and operate retail stores. Plans are already in place to build a 200-store all-female-owned shopping center. This is a bold step for women's rights in a country where women-owned businesses are almost unheard of. http://www.herdailynews.com/afghanistan-city-helping-women-own-businesses/ ...more

Imagine a 200 store all female owned shopping center in ANY country in the world - amazing and ...more