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Dear FemalePreneur, Not Everyone Is Your Client

Dear FemalePreneur, Not Everyone Is Your Client

As an outsider in the beverage industry trying to find a way to reach more consumers, landing my product in Starbucks stores was a huge win. It also seemed like a natural fit, as Starbucks at the time was looking for healthier bottled drink options. The partnership was initially planned to start with a limited […]

A Piece Of Cake To Stumble And Work On

A Piece Of Cake To Stumble  And Work On

This co-founder says she’s learned more in her two years launching a startup than she did working for nearly a decade at corporations. Let me start by saying what no one else wants to tell you when you want to start a new company; buckle up, you are about to get on the rollercoaster ride […]

Tanzania To Host Top Women Leaders, Entrepreneurs Conference

Tanzania To Host Top Women Leaders, Entrepreneurs Conference

OVER 500 women from 25 African countries are expected to convene in the country next week for the fourth annual Africa Reconnect Empowerment Conference and Exhibition, with the agenda of promoting industrialization. The women include first ladies, decision makers, business women, politicians, bankers, women in mining, women in construction, women in sports, small business owners, […]

From Being The Only Woman In The Room She Started Her Company And Changed The Game

From Being The Only Woman In The Room She Started Her Company And Changed The Game

People look at me today and ask me how I got here. To be honest, I ask myself the same question. And it occurs to me that, in answering, there might be something that young entrepreneurs — especially young women — can learn from. I began my career as a commercial banker with a stint on Wall […]

There Are More ‘Wantrepreneurs’ Than Entrepreneurs Out There

There Are More ‘Wantrepreneurs’ Than Entrepreneurs Out There

My latest book Crushing It! explores which social media platform you should select to create a pillar of content that supports your business, but even a well-designed pillar will fall if it isn’t set in a solid base. What usually hamstrings entre­preneurs isn’t merely the mistakes they make when executing their vision, but the mistakes they make […]

Check Out Some Available Grants For Business Women

Check Out Some Available Grants For Business Women

1. Understanding grants  Business owners often turn to grants because they are not required to pay them back; essentially, you can look at grants as “free money,” but they come with stipulations. Also, understanding and navigating the grant process can be complex. 2. Finding federal and state grants  Many business owners think that federal grants […]

From The Worlds Biggest Billionaires – Invest In Yourself

From The Worlds Biggest Billionaires – Invest In Yourself

Managing your money, for both your business and in your personal life, can be a daunting prospect. With the new year, many of us are thinking about how we can best allocate our resources and set budgets that will help reap the biggest rewards. But how should you be thinking about the best way to […]

TEF, Red Cross To Empower 200 Entrepreneurs

TEF, Red Cross To Empower 200 Entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the International Committee of the Red Cross have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to empower 200 entrepreneurs from Nigeria’s North-East and Niger Delta regions. The partnership is aimed at holistically addressing, through innovative interventions, the economic plight of communities affected by armed conflicts or violence.   It will support startups […]

Before Taking That Break, Have A Clue

Before Taking That Break, Have A Clue

Whether you are traveling for the holidays or taking a break from the world for a weekend, we all need time off. But sometimes the stress of preparing to go on vacation — and the fear that everything is going to fall apart while you’re away — can make you think that it isn’t worth all […]

Ways To Profit With A Purpose

Ways To Profit With A Purpose

Doing well is hard enough for most entrepreneurs. How on earth are they supposed to make their business a force for good, too? Six altruistic members of The Oracles share how you can make the world a better place while building a wildly successful company. 1. Start today, no matter what. The best advice is: start today, […]