10:30 am, February 28th | by Meredith Lepore
This week Forbes looked at the best cities for female entrepreneurs. Though NerdWallet also put out a similar list this week, Forbes’s includes cities where budding female entrepreneurs are getting loans for their new businesses, like Houston Texas. Here are the best places to strike out on one’s own.
1:05 pm, January 10th | by The Jane Dough Staff
One surefire way to get more women in business is to encourage them to start their own companies. But is it possible that startups founded and run by women might be more valuable than companies started by men? Startup advisor Wayne Sutton sure thinks so, citing statistics that “women tend to generate higher revenues, even though they are given one-third less capital than men. It’s also known that founding teams with mixed genders were able to raise larger rounds.” Pretty convincing, no? If you need more proof, we’ve compiled 30 smart, successful women in business who have co-founded or are launching startups. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get inspired yourself.
1:30 pm, January 8th | by Meredith Lepore
For most of companies, Casual Fridays are a big deal. They’re a chance to be more comfortable, relaxed, and express individual style. But at companies where you are allowed to do that every day, dressing formally is another opportunity to be creative. Suits and pencil skirts for the end of the week? That’s crazy talk! Nope, it’s just Formal Friday.
11:15 am, December 28th | by Hillary Reinsberg
The old sweatshirt from a college boyfriend. The wedding dress…from your first marriage. The necklace you got for Valentine’s Day. Enterprising ladies of the world — it’s almost time for some spring cleaning. Thanks to a new startup, you can sell duds you inherited from an ex and come out on top. You’ll be free of the stuff, and richer for it.
5:55 pm, December 6th | by Amy Tennery
Women entrepreneurs have, oh, just a bit of trouble making it in Nairobi, according to new data compiled by the Kenya Institute of Management. And if the hurdles weren’t enough, the majority of women there are also convinced that their businesses aren’t going to make it.
12:58 pm, November 9th | by Hillary Reinsberg
We’ve given a lot of thought on this site to how and why certain people become powerful executives in certain industries. And sometimes, why they don’t. Now, a new documentary takes a look at why there are so few black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
Last night, we caught a screening of the latest installment of Soledad O’Brien’s new Black In America documentary. In the documentary, Black In America, The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, which airs on CNN on Sunday, O’Brien follows a group of black entrepreneurs looking to strike it big with their web startups in Silicon Valley.
12:01 pm, September 2nd | by Alyson Shontell, Business Insider
New York is a young, hot city and the tech scene is no exception.
From venture capitalists to founders, we rounded up 20 super stars that are creating big names for themselves despite their young ages.
11:40 am, May 18th | by Hillary Reinsberg
It used to be that those who dreamed of making it big worked their way up through big corporations, getting raises and putting in tough hours. But why do that, when you just pitch your dorm room-founded startup, that “seamlessly fuses branded integrations with content creators” or focuses on “SEO keyword-rich trend tracking” all on the “mobile-to-mobile tablet based client side.”
Say what? Yeah. Not everyone can be Mark Zuckerberg and pitch their billion-dollar idea to Peter Thiel, though the scores of imitators are becoming something of an epidemic.
Watch as College Humor expertly reduces “startup guys” to a hilarious cultural stereotype, as they try to pitch their multiple companies, most of which were started somewhere between “15 seconds ago” and “20 minutes ago via Twitter.”