• Key Facts about Women-Owned Businesses

    Key Facts about Women-Owned Businesses

    Women are becoming more active in the equity capital markets, but in a survey conducted in late 1999, just 9% of the institutional investment deals and 2.3% of the dollars among the investors interviewed went to women-owned firms.

  • Running with the Big Boys

    Running with the Big Boys

    I lost a huge potential new contract this week. I put everything I had into the vendor meetings and proposal. They picked another firm to do the work because they were bigger than my company and they thought that they could get the work done faster. How did this outcome make me feel? Pretty happy,...

  • Taking The Plunge - Find Out If You Are Ready

    Taking The Plunge - Find Out If You Are Ready

    The best employees don't always make the best business owners. Take the example of the person who had worked in the computer programming industry for many years. They saw that the industry was growing at a rapid pace and decided to leave their employer to open up their own company. The programmer...

  • How Do You Know They Want It?

    How Do You Know They Want It?

    You have a great idea and are anxious to get your new business underway. Make sure you take the time to find out if your "idea" is appealing to others and if it can stand on its own two feet. It may take time that you don't want to spend now, but doing research early on can save you grief further...

  • What Type of Business Should You Start?

    What Type of Business Should You Start?

    You have made the decision that you want to start your own company. Now, it's time to find your motivation. Personal freedom, more money, or the product or service to fill a niche are great motivators. Once that has been determined, it's time to figure out what type of business for which you have a...

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