8 Great Sources of Financing for Women Starting a Business

8 Great Sources of Financing for Women Starting a Business

Fledgling female-owned firms should look into these options — and steer clear of two others Four years ago, Linda Waitkus quit her job as store manager for a Bloomingdale’s near Washington, D.C., to open Great Dogs of Great Falls, an 1,800-square-foot pet shop with grooming services in Great Falls, Va. By Kerry Hannon, Money & Work Expert, www.nextavenue.org When I stopped by to interview her recently, I was impressed to discover that Waitkus, now 57, made all the…

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Where to Find the Best Small Business Loans for Women

Where to Find the Best Small Business Loans for Women

There has never been a better time to be a woman in business – and research is backing that up. According to a study conducted by Dow Jones, venture-backed companies with women in the C-suites are more likely to succeed than companies with all-male leadership. After studies like this, it’s easy to see why more and more investors are looking to throw their financial resources behind female business leaders. In fact, there’s been a veritable explosion…

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Sage Summit 2015 – How to use Facebook to grow your business

Sage Summit 2015 – How to use Facebook to grow your business

Founder of online retailer Lolly Wolly Doodle told Sage Summit 2015 how she used social media platform Facebook to grow her startup fashion business In the age of omni-channel sales, retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to cater to customers across all platforms. Brandi Temple, the founder and CEO of online fashion retailer Lolly Wolly Doodle, explains how to embrace being a truly online business by using social media and providing personalised products. Temple says online retail was something…

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