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Franchising as Path to Small Business Ownership For Women

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According to the research and analysis done by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), as of 2018, there are 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. Compare that to 1972, when there were only 402,000 women-owned businesses.

Last year, 1,821 net new women-owned businesses were launched every day. Women of color founded 64 percent of those new businesses. Women … Read more...

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Online Community Will Infuse $6 Million into Black, Women-Owned Businesses

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BlackWoman.Biz is tackling the low sales revenues of Black women-owned businesses with an online community to learn, mentor, buy and sell. The new program for Black women entrepreneurs will launch with 10,000 member businesses that make a commitment to give and get support. The goal this year is to create thousands of transactions and at least $6 million directly for … Read more...

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Beautiful Things Happen When You Collaborate

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Women who know, know that collaborations are powerful ways to build relationships, serve a greater audience, and increase your brand’s exposure.

Natalie Lin is such a woman.

She’s the founder and artistic director of the Houston-based orchestra group Kinetic—a conductorless ensemble.

So how do you let your community know about an upcoming event? You collaborate with other artisans and … Read more...

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Graphic Arts Industry Icon, Cheryl D. Miller

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I didn’t learn about her until I moved to Texas.

She had been featured in yet another magazine article and someone mentioned her to me and I was amazed.

Here was an “African-American” graphic designer who had made her mark in New York City. I say African-American because that’s how she identified herself then. Today she knows differently, but I’ll … Read more...

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The Introverted Entrepreneur: They Do Exist and Quietly Run Profitable Businesses

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In preparation of The Whole Woman Virtual Summit to be held March 27-31, 2017, I had the opportunity to interview good friend and Houston businesswoman, Azalea McKinney. We talk about the businesses she has successfully started and offers advice to other introverts who have entrepreneurial aspirations.

McKinney, a single mother of two originally from Watts (a neighborhood in Los Angeles, … Read more...

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Why You Need to Get Over Yourself to Grow Your Business

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You consider yourself an authority. That’s why you felt confident that your idea for a business was a good one. That’s the way of the entrepreneur. You go into the venture as a specialist in your niche.

After launching, however, probably unbeknownst to you, your status shifts. It’s actually more than a shift; it’s a downright plummet. From the expert, … Read more...

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