Archive for August, 2010
Read our press release about the new section Business Ideas, which will contain information, resources and how-to articles on how to start specific and innovative businesses or services. Our goal is for this section to eventually grow to become the starting point of women thinking of starting a business and at that stage where they are evaluating what business to start.
During tough times, you have two options: quickly increase your income or decrease your expenses. Sisters Staci Douglas and Kim Mack chose to find ways to increase their incomes by starting a business. They invented a key (or cell phone) finding device called Charming KEYper.
Product upgrades from Apple result in a big number of users trying to sell their iPods, iPhones, Macs and other devices, either to upgrade their existing electronics or to earn extra cash. Andrea Bebirian created a new service for consumers looking to sell their Apple electronics. Learn about this new service.
As Portland goes ga-ga for chickens, two enterprising ladies are cashing in on the trend. Rhonda Piasecki and Sharon Rowland have started Just Us Hens, which may be the country’s first chicken sitting business.
Georgette Blau hedged her bets that there is a big market for travelers and tourists alike that want to see the New York landmarks and places used in the movies and television shows. Learn how Blau got the idea for starting entertainment-themed tours of New York locations from movies and television shows.
Turning a hobby into a business is a dream for many people. However, turning something you are passionate about into a money making business is not without challenges. Here are important factors to consider when thinking of turning your hobby into a business:
In 2002, three college classmates stumbled on the idea of turning walls and other smooth surfaces into dry erase writing surfaces. Their business, IdeaPaint, was born. Today, corporate offices to schools and homes are using their special paint to improve collaboration and creativity. Learn how these 20-somethings started their business and developed a highly innovative product.
Habits and attitudes can make you or break you. Many a hapless business has been broken by the habits and attitudes of its owners. As you think about starting your own business, avoid the mistake of adopting the following attitudes that are sure to drive customers away and hamper the growth of your business.
As females, we strove to burst through the Glass Ceiling in our careers. Inadvertently, somewhere along the way, it became a hostile competition among women. But competition need not be brutal. Read why women should strive to mentoring and building up other women instead of the cut-throat competition.
Jessica Zambarano saw the rise of the virtual assistance, business coaching and personal coaching businesses. She started her business Personal Assist U more than six years ago, providing coaching and business development services for personal assistants and virtual assistants. She hedged her bets that these businesses will catch on, and she was right! We talked with Jessica about her experiences and learnings thus far from running her business.