Here are useful tools for small business owners built by women entrepreneurs.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Starting your own business comes with a unique set of challenges. Early-stage startup entrepreneurs are no stranger to these challenges.
These notable women entrepreneurs, each equipped with a background in computer science and penchant for problem-solving, have built profitable tech startups making the business of, well, business more efficient.
By Laura Spiekerman (Research Analyst, Kopo Kopo)
Shivani Siroya sees potential in entrepreneurs like Ms. Lakshmi, who distributes ice cream to high-end shops in India. Despite the demand in the market, her inventory and staff limit her to only 4 shops.
In the United States, a small business lender might provide financing to increase her inventory and sales staff. Instead, Lakshmi will leapfrog traditional small business lending, which is largely unavailable in emerging markets, and reach for a loan crowd-funded by investors in the United States.