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  • Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:00 AM | Anonymous

    Check out Flourish and Flounce Founder Candice Munson, one of our VIP Gold Members.

    Flourish & Flounce has been a labor of love to add style to your home while taking away the stress and pressure of the design process. Today’s fast paced, modern families deserve as much time to soak up every special moment.

    Each season, they release various original table top designs to spice up your dining room table that you can purchase one time or order as a yearly subscription.

    Here's to women entrepreneurs changing the world one city at a time!

  • Friday, October 09, 2020 6:54 PM | Anonymous

    Live Your Dash: Make Every Moment Count

    Written by: Linda Ellis

    Genre: Non-Fiction - Inspirational

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold

    Website: https://lindaellis.life/

    Book Summary:

    In 1996, an announcer read Linda's Ellis's poem "The Dash" aloud on a syndicated radio program -- and, to her surprise, it became an instant, meteoric success. Calls came in from people around the country eager to tell Linda how her words had touched their hearts. That was the beginning of an enduring phenomenon.

    "I read of a man who stood to speak, At the funeral of a friend,  He referred to the dates on her tombstone,

    From the beginning to the end, He noted that first came the date of her birth, And spoke the following date with tears,

    But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash between those years."

    Bio on the Author

    Linda Ellis started writing poems as a child, a talent inherited from her Irish grandmother. She spent years working in the corporate world, but made the decision to leave it behind and pursue her dream of becoming a writer. Her poetry has been featured in bestselling books and magazines such as Family Circle, US News and World Report, and other major publications. Her poems have also appeared on local television and hundreds of radio programs, including Radio Delilah. She lives in Georgia.

    Her books and products have sold hundreds of thousands and her latest book, Live Your Dash (Sterling Publishing, 9/2011) captures and expands upon the theme of the original poem: It's not your birth or death that matters most, but how you spend each passing year. Linda shares her message of joy, hope, and positive energy through uplifting stories, essays, and poetry, along with tales of people who have been "touched by the dash," including Bob Dole, legendary football coach Lou Holtz, and American Idol winner David Cook. The book and speaking program surrounding it, represent an inspiring look at life based on the fantastically successful poem.

    Linda Ellis

  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    Can you believe that it is October already?

    What are your plans to finish the 4th quarter strong?

    What goals have you set for yourself?

    What are your plans of action to achieve each goal?

    There is still time to make this your best year yet!!! It starts with the mind and ends with tangible actions!!!

    We have a common motto that we strongly believe in. The Future is Female, The Future is NOW! We have some exciting things in the works for Women's Entrepreneurship Week at the end of October and Women's Entrepreneurship Day in November! Stay tuned!

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:28 PM | Anonymous

    We believe in the American Dream: If you work hard, you can build a successful business. However, because of the Covid-19 crisis, many small businesses are struggling to realize that dream, despite their importance to their communities. Businesses owned by people of color and women are most likely to be struggling.

    A little-known investment vehicle can change that, and give investors a good return.

    Racial and Gender Economic Injustice

    Money is a crucial ingredient for company growth. Undercapitalized companies have lower sales and profits, generate fewer jobs, and are more likely to fail. Evidence finds that diverse and women entrepreneurs are dissuaded from applying for credit, are approved less often, and pay more for credit. "Not only were these businesses hit hardest during the pandemic, but they also received the least amount of federal aid," said Cat Berman, CEO at CNote. The company has a technology platform that institutions and individuals can use to invest in underserved communities via Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) while generating competitive returns.

    With low levels of cash reserves—small businesses typically have just around 27 days and restaurants average 17 days—many won't survive. "I think that this is going to be maybe 20%, even 30% of small businesses [that] could fail even in a good scenario," said Karen Mills on Yahoo Finance's The Final Round. Mills is currently a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and a former head of the Small Business Administration under Barack Obama. The firms most at risk of closing are owned by Blacks, Hispanics, immigrants, and women, according to The Impact of Covid-19 on Small Business Owners: Evidence of Early Stage Losses from the April 2020 Current Population Survey.

    CDFIs provide a lifeline to small businesses that have a harder time getting funding. These include companies owned by people of color, women, immigrants, and people in rural areas or low- to moderate-income communities. CDFIs have a proven history of funding businesses that have been impacted by disasters, such as hurricanes, and during recessionary periods, such as the 2007-2009 financial crisis. CDFIs are now working to close the funding gaps small firms face in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Wednesday, September 02, 2020 5:07 PM | Anonymous

    Small businesses need support during the coronavirus pandemic, especially those in neighborhoods hardest hit by it. And if small businesses fail, it isn’t just their companies that will suffer, it is the entire community that will lose access to goods and services. Neighborhood workers who invest their paychecks in the local economy will lose their jobs, too. The firms most at risk of failure are owned by black women.

    Black women represent 42% of all net new women-owned businesses, according to the American Express 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses.* That's three times their share of the female population (14%). While Black women are increasingly becoming entrepreneurs, projections of Census data shows the size of their businesses shrank after the Great Recession.** Other businesses grew. Average revenue of:

    • Black women-owned businesses decreased by 41%.
    • White women-owned businesses increased by 21%.
    • Men-owned businesses increased by 16%.

    Structural differences in personal wealth, business experience, and networks, as well as different entrepreneurial motivations and increased likelihood of being single mothers balancing caregiving responsibilities with running a business result in Black women having small—and increasingly smaller—businesses.

    This pattern must not be repeated with this economic downturn. Yet, the signs are already here: The Covid-19 crisis is already hurting Black women entrepreneurs more.

    How will you make your congress people know the importance of these acts to the survival of small businesses and the competitiveness of the United States?

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  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:46 PM | Anonymous

    When Dane Stangler, Vice President of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Kauffman Foundation) said, "Entrepreneurship drives economic growth, propels job creation and creates opportunities for upward economic mobility," he wasn't just talking about the best of times. 

    This statement is not entirely correct since there are plenty of other things to consider, such as the difficulties facing entrepreneurs and their journey. 

    Being an entrepreneur is a wild ride and one of the most incredible experiences, despite the roller-coaster ups and downs and unknown turns around the corner.

    As a woman-owned business, the new decade kicked off with hope and renewed energy, but if you've struggled to grow or scale your business, it's time to look at the root cause. Let's explore why women are a force to be reckoned with and what is working now for entrepreneurs to achieve the greatest success during the new decade that is long overdue for many women who run businesses. It is time to ensure that you are setting your business up for the best chance of success!

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  • Friday, August 14, 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Feminism: A Journey to Equality

    Written by: Jennifer Vollbrecht and Danaelle Rodriguez

    Genre: NonFiction - Self Help

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold

    Website: https://youmeanduni.com/

    Book Summary:

    Recognizing the strengths of women does not take away from the strengths of men. This is a journal of self-discovery, celebrating our feminine strengths and passing them on to our community.

    Bio on the Author

    Jennifer and Danaelle are sisters from Manteca, CA. Jennifer is a US Marine Corps veteran and is a wife and mother of 2 children. Danaelle is a yoga instructor, teaching yoga and mindful movement in schools.
  • Friday, April 03, 2020 7:00 AM | Anonymous

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2019 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    Success to Die For

    Written by: Lynette Davis

    Genre: NonFiction - Mental Health

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold


    Book Summary:

    Success To Die For reveals the hidden mental health struggles of business owners and entrepreneurs as they pursue success among the chaos of workplace cultures fueled with blame, shame, microaggressions, and fear-based competitiveness. In revealing their struggles, we learn to find ways to cope and thrive in business despite mental illness.

    Bio on the Author

    Lynette Davis is a mental health advocate and peer support specialist trained by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and in Mental Health First Aid. She is the author of "Success To Die For" and the Executive Director of Love Yourself Love Your Business, a mental health organization that creates intentional spaces for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Lynette graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Sociology from Rutgers University, and is also a passionate blogger about topics related to women and mental wellbeing. Her writing and expertise has been featured in South Jersey Biz Magazine, WELCOA, The Wellness Universe, and other award-winning blogs and podcasts.

    Lynette Davis

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 7:00 AM | Anonymous

    Just Tell Me I'm Pretty ~ Musings On A Messy Life

    Written by: Heather LeRoss

    Genre: NonFiction - Humor

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold


    Book Summary:

    Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the chaos in your life? Wanted to hide in the closet for a moment’s peace and quiet? Need some humor in your life? If so, you’ll want to wrap yourself up in the comfort of a book from someone who gets it. Heather chronicles real-life humiliation, embarrasses herself frequently, and shares the joys and heart-aches of helping her ADHD son find his place in the world while ensuring his brother doesn’t get lost in his shadow. A successful day sometimes is simply managing to complete yoga class without passing gas. Just Tell Me I’m Pretty delivers real-life stories of a woman who embodies the modern day struggle to be perfect, told with humor, honesty, and unabashed candor.

    Bio on the Author

    Heather is a mom to two boys who she's wokring to raise into kind men. She's the author of the award winning book Just Tell Me I'm Pretty: Musings on a Messy Life and a writing coach helping other authors birth their word babies. You can follow her on her social media accounts or contact her at https://www.heatherleross.com

    Heather LeRoss

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