Category Archives: Women & Entrepreneurship

Women-Owned Businesses Surge, Led by Black and Latina Owners

Women are creating more businesses than their male counterparts, and African American and Latina women are driving that trend. However, minority women still lag behind in terms of revenue. Those are some of the top line findings from the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, an annual report commissioned by American Express and prepared by Ventureneer […]

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Women-Owned Businesses Surge, Led by Black and Latina Owners

Women are creating more businesses than their male counterparts, and African American and Latina women are driving that trend. However, minority women still lag behind in terms of revenue. Those are some of the top line findings from the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, an annual report commissioned by American Express and prepared by Ventureneer […]

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Women Founders Are Benefiting From Crowdfunding, but Where are the Women Investors?

Investment crowdfunding is beginning to fulfill its promise of democratizing investment and access to capital. While women entrepreneurs are still outnumbered by men on most crowdfunding sites, their ranks are steadily growing. At Republic, a Regulation Crowdfunding portal that emphasizes women-owned ventures, 8 out of 13 businesses currently raising capital are women-owned. And on investibule, […]

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Women’s Capital Collaborative Makes First Investments

Millions of women around the world marched last weekend in a show of solidarity. And they are finding other ways to support one another. In particular, more women are investing in businesses led by women. The latest example: the Women’s Capital Collaborative, a fund created by RSF Social Finance, announced its first investments totaling nearly $1 million […]

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NYC Will Invest in Local Women Entrepreneurs on Kiva

Women entrepreneurs of New York: your city wants to invest in you. Under a new program, called WE Fund: Crowd, when women entrepreneurs create a crowdfunding campaign on Kiva.org, the city will kick in the first 10% of their goal, up to $1,000. New York City officials hope to support at least 500 women-owned businesses […]

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Helping Dollars Circulate in African American Communities

August is Black Business Month. But we would be honored to run this interview with YaVette Holts any month of the year. Holts is founder of  the Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB), a network for black-owned businesses and customers who want to keep dollars circulating within the African-American community. BAOBOB’s directory lists […]

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Helping Dollars Circulate in African American Communities

August is Black Business Month. But we would be honored to run this interview with YaVette Holts any month of the year. Holts is founder of  BAOBOB – the Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB), a network for black-owned businesses and customers who want to keep dollars circulating within the African-American community. The BAOB […]

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Raising Capital While Female: Women Investors Offer Advice

Raising capital while female. It comes with a unique set of challenges, not least of which is that the investors you’re pitching are likely to be white males with a certain sort of background. Given the tendency of people to invest in and generally gravitate towards others similar to them—a trait known as homophily—women and […]

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Three Women-Owned Startups That You Can Invest In Today

Women entrepreneurs are at a disadvantage when it comes to raising capital for their businesses. They’re turned down more often than men and, when they do raise money, they raise smaller sums. (It’s a good thing they know how to do more with less). That’s starting to change, as new funding options that bypass the […]

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Minorities Lag in Crowdfunding, Study Says

Women and minority entrepreneurs have long been at a disadvantage when it comes to raising seed and growth capital for their ventures. That’s one reason why there was so much excitement about the JOBS Act. By cutting out the gatekeepers and allowing entrepreneurs to appeal directly to their communities and the general public, investment crowdfunding […]

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