Tag Archive: SMEs

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Helping Small Business Owners

    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.

    From making it easy to outsource tasks (cleaning, pickup, groceries, buying lunch) so you can focus on running your company to finance/accounting software, these women have built

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    by Managing Editor

    Crowd-Funding for the Missing Middle (InVenture)

    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.