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New Handbook Helps Women Business Owners

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Need financing to launch your business or expand the one you have? A new handbook helps women business owners identify little-known sources of valuable funding.

Beyond Grants: 8 Super Ideas to Get Money for Your Business (and Other Financing Tips for Women Entrepreneurs), a 43-page guide from an award-winning business author, provides priceless tips and tactics for tapping into money that’s available for businesses now.

“Access to capital has been a huge issue for women business owners for decades,” says the handbook’s author, Marcia Layton Turner, author of The Unofficial Guide to Starting Your Own Business and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Small Business and a small business expert at BusinessWeek.com. “Ironically, while women struggle to find, qualify for, and access funding, they are the primary drivers of small business growth.”

According to the SBA, the percentage of women-owned businesses increased nearly 20 percent between 1997 and 2002, the most recent figures available. Women owned 28 percent of non-farm businesses in the U.S. in 2002, increasing employment by 70,000 jobs. And yet, the National Women’s Business Council reports that women have more difficulty securing the funding needed to start and expand their firms than male-owned companies; a 2003 survey by the organization identified access to capital as the biggest challenge women business owners reported facing.
The $27 instantly downloadable handbook features specific, here’s-how-to-do-it information in eight sections. Each section features clickable links to specific contacts and resources online. To learn more or to purchase Beyond Grants: 8 Super Ideas to Get Money for Your Business (and Other Financing Tips for Women Entrepreneurs), go to www.womensnet.net

Womensnet.net Marketplace Showcase

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

When you get a chance, check out our Womensnet.net Market Place page. Here is the link: http://ambergrantsforwomen.com/. From time to time we will feature a business that is in the WNN Community.

If you are interested in having your business featured, please fill out the application.

The first business to be featured in the coming week will be:
Your Own Beauty’s
http://www.makeupmonthly.com/
Keisha Roland Owner & CEO
P: 866-431-1850F: 253-390-0173
P.O. Box 27072Federal Way, WA 98023

Amber Grant Announcement

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Thanks for being patient! We will have the announcement out sometime this weekend. I wanted to make sure our writer had her interview with the recipient complete. I really have enjoyed learning more about who won this quarter.

I think everyone will be intrigued.

Be sure to resubmit your application for September’s Amber Grant!

Amber Grant Award Announcement Scheduled for July 15th

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Good Afternoon! After going through hundreds of applications very carefully, we will be ready on July 15th to announce the June 2009 Amber Grant Award Recipient.

Applications for the September 2009 Amber Grant are currently being accepted till Midnight, September 30th. http://ambergrantsforwomen.com/Amber-Grants/

Have a great day!
Christina @ Womensnet

Womensnet Marketplace Community

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Please take a moment to visit our Womensnet.net community
Products
Website
Contact Information
State
Parent Child Education is a free resource for parents to inspire their children to reach their potential.
http://www.parentchildeducation.com
Cynthia Wilkinson
Canton, MI
Taylor SimoneHandcrafted Beaded Jewelry
www.taylorsimone.net
Taylor SimoneThomisha Johnson
Portland, OR
Saso’s GiftsWide variety of gifts
www.sasosgifts.com
Michelle Saso
Ellington, MO
Bedangles DesignsCandle Holders
www.bedanglesdesigns.com
Joyce N. Hunter
Long Beach, CA
Pen & Mouse Design House IncGraphic design, illustration, photography, and writing services
www.penandmousedesign.com
Julie Kukreja
Algonquin, IL
Pandora TripsPersonalized mini-travel guides and reservations for trips to Central or Latin America
www.pandoratrips.com
Shannon Cassidy
San Mateo, CA
GIG DesignsFashion Designed Clothing
http://www.myspace.com/gegidesigns
Gina BoyceP: 913.530.9210
1427 West 9th Street Studio # 509Kansas City, MO 64101
Grapevine GreetingsWine cards Personalize your wine gift with a wine card! Save paper and money!
www.grapevinegreetings or www.grapevinegreeetings.etsy.com
Erica Kolton
Phoenix, AZ
Toonces Enterprises LLCTENTS +
www.camptoonces.com
Anna Lyczak
Clinton Township, MI
Finding Solace In NatureJewelry from beach stones found along the shores of LakeOntario. Tribute to Memory of Niece, Gretchen M. Snedeker
www.findingsolaceinnature.com
Leslie Krause
Syracuse, NY
Hawks Hollow EnterprisesSpecialty Supplements for Humans, Animal and the Earth these vitamins are 100% Organic Chelated
http://www.hawks-hollow.com/catalog
Laura Sue Cook
PO Box 621Lobelville, TN 37097
Smell GoodsBath & Body
http://www.smellgoodspa.com
Itiel McVay
Charlotte, NC
Urban Escapes provides affordable adventure travel trips for young professionals. From day hikes in the Catskills to whitewater rafting overnights in the Poconos to multi-day adventures in Costa Rica, we devise the most exciting itineraries and put together an awesome group for a trip you’ll never forget.
www.urbanescapesnyc.com
Maia Josebachvili (Founder & President)
New York, NY
Your Own Beauty’s
www.makeupmonthly.com
Keisha RolandOwner & CEO
P: 866-431-1850F: 253-390-0173
P.O. Box 27072Federal Way, WA 98023

Womensnet.net Newsletter

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Ah, summer. Isn’t it great? The school year is done, graduations are in full bloom, and vacation time is kicking in for many lucky folks. While you should definitely take advantage of every opportunity to soak up some sun and warmer weather in the coming weeks, also recognize the opportunities before you. Use your vacation time this summer to relax and further your business goals.

That is, while you’re stretching out on a lounge chair pool-side or at the beach, bring along a business book to read, or industry magazines to help you get up-to-speed. If you’re heading out of town this summer, see if business owners there who are doing what you aspire to do would be willing to meet with you for a cup of coffee; since you’re not in their neighborhood, they may be willing to do a little informal mentoring. But even if they aren’t willing to spill their secrets, you can still do some sleuthing to study how other businesses operate (take pictures, notes, and chat with customers about what they like most and least).

Come fall, when the business pace picks up again, you’ll be amazed at how much clearer your vision for your business is.

To your success,
Christina