Tag Archive: Ventureneer

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    by Angie Chang

    High-Growth Women Entrepreneurs Nurture Talented Teams

    “Build an incredible team, give them the right tools, then get out of their way.”

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    Perhaps it’s women’s natural instinct to nurture or maybe high-impact entrepreneurs know that you can’t sustain rapid growth without employees who deliver excellent products and customer service. It’s both, according to Marsha Firestone, President of the Women Presidents’ Organization, which compiled a list of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America sponsored by American Express OPEN.

    These companies were already substantial

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs Not Being All They Can Be

    Women lag behind their male counterparts in using online marketing to generate ROI.

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    Women entrepreneurs, take note: As a group, you are dragging your feet when it comes to using and building your confidence in online marketing. It’s a good bet that your foot-dragging is a drag on your revenue as well.

    The conclusion comes from Ditch Digital Dabbling: How Small Businesses + Nonprofits Can Master Online Marketing, a survey conducted by Ventureneer (my company) and Message Medium. Among the findings: the sad fact that women are lagging behind their male counterparts in using online marketing and generating a return on their investment.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women CEOs Share 4 Secrets To Fast Growth

    Supercharged growth is all in your mind. Changing your mindset can change your growth potential.

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    If you want to be a winner, watch the moves of big winners.

    To find winning women entrepreneurs, a good place to start is Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women. These women entrepreneurs had already reached the $1 million revenue mark and had the potential to ratchet that up even further.

    Revenues of the participating companies have grown almost 50% each year on average, with a corresponding average annual job growth rate of more than 25%, according to

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    by Angie Chang

    E-Commerce Entrepreneur, Homepreneur Or Coffeeshoppreneur?

    New options require new definitions for entrepreneurs.

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    “Tech-enabled business,” like “stay-at-home” Mom, are terms that have taken on new meanings for entrepreneurs.

    Tech-enabled used to refer to big data, cloud-based collaboration, and algorithm-driven enterprises, such as Facebook.

    And stay-at-home moms were women who gave up their careers to devote themselves to childcare and the PTA.

    Neither definition fits anymore. In fact, tech-enabled businesses are often e-commerce sites run by women working from home

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    by Angie Chang

    Can Angels Help Women Shatter Glass Ceilings?

    Women have shied from seeking outside funding to grow their companies, resulting in slower growth.

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    Money is a key ingredient for high-growth, job-creating companies. Traditionally women have shied away from using outside funding. As a result, their businesses have grown slowly and created fewer jobs.

    But that seems to be changing. For the last two years, angel investors have funded more women-owned businesses than ever before – more than 1,600 per year – which could mean that women-owned, high growth, job-creating companies are finally coming into their own.

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    by Angie Chang

    6 Lessons The Girl Scouts Can Teach Entrepreneurs

    Solid business skills sold with each box of Girl Scout Cookies!

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    When you sign up for a box of Thin Mints or Samoas, do you realize that you just helped an entrepreneur-in-training? And that she and the 100-year-old Girl Scout organization may have some ideas that could help your business. Every year, Girl Scout troops across the nation set up small businesses and learn some timeless lessons in basic entrepreneurship.

    Maybe that’s why more than two-thirds of US Congresswomen have “Girl Scout” on their resumes and 80% of women business owners were Girl Scouts.

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    by Angie Chang

    4 Tips On Building Your Business By Increasing Your Confidence

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    Dareth Colburn always thought men were smarter than she was. It was what she’d been taught as a child. Her brothers were told to be their own boss; she was told that if she went to the right school, she could be an executive secretary and to forget about design school in New York; it was too far away for a girl from Harvard, MA.

    Eight years ago, as a single mother with $30,000 in debt, Colburn started USABride, an online store that sells bridal accessories – jewelry, veils and tiaras. “I was always a girly girl,” she says, so when faced with destitution and a desire to avoid a return

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    by Angie Chang

    Women’s Advantage In Building Next Wave E-Commerce Startups

    By Geri Stengel (President, Ventureneer)

    In the early days of online shopping, when most of the products sold were computers, software, music, and consumer electronics, men ruled e-commerce. That may be changing now that product choices have expanded to everything from cosmetics to shoes to toys. Just as women dominant shopping in the brick-and-mortar world (women account for 85% of all consumer purchases), they will dominant shopping in the online world.

    Mass e-commerce sites such as Amazon and eBay will always have a place in e-commerce, just as Walmart does

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    by Managing Editor

    Where Are The Power-Brokers in American Women Entrepreneurs

    By Geri Stengel (Founder & President, Ventureneer)

    The Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful Women includes no American-born entrepreneurs. Yes, it includes corporate execs, high government officials, and celebrities who leveraged their fame into businesses but no one who started a small business that became a huge business.

    Where are the Billie Jean Gates and Marcella Zuckerbergs? I’m an entrepreneur and a woman. Where are my role models on this list?

    Around #20 that you see a female entrepreneur —