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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
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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

Womensnet.net June 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,
Marcia and Christina

New Yorker Wins Special Amber Grant for her Ethiopian Clothing Line
Meki Adefris of Brooklyn, New York, was awarded a special $1,000 Amber grant from WomensNet.net on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, live in New York City on May 7th.

Meki is in the process of starting Me & Lu (www.meandlu.com), a line of children’s clothing fashioned after traditional Ethiopian dress. Her first-year line will consist of three dresses and a traditional tunic top based on Ethiopian styles, “but more modern and fashion conscious,” she says.

She will use her grant to pay for patterns and samples to be created and to pay for a trip to Ethiopia this summer to meet with suppliers. All of the clothing will be made in Ethiopia by local artisans, providing fair wages for the work. Congratulations, Meki!

Grant Success Tip
One way to improve your odds of landing a grant is to consider all your options. Don’t immediately dismiss grant opportunities you discover because they don’t exactly fit your current needs. Instead, explore how you can turn that grant into your solution.

For example, if you’ve been searching for a grant to cover the purchase of some new equipment for your business and along the way you find one that provides employee training, don’t reject it because it’s not an exact match with your needs. Instead, investigate whether there is a way you could reallocate budgeted training funds to help cover the cost of the equipment. In other words, if you find a grant that can replace what you’re currently spending somewhere else, you may be able to free up some cash to help where you need it most. Don’t pass up any grant for which you qualify – you never know what new doors it may open for your business.

You’re the First to Know
WomensNet.net will be introducing a valuable new business finance tool in early July that will help make it possible for you to start your new business now, not later. While grants are wonderful, they can take forever to find and apply for. And if you’re eager to start your new business, our new ebook, Beyond Grants, will fill you in on all you need to know about grant alternatives. In fact, we cover eight other places you can turn to for the money you need to get started. Stay tuned for more details.

Our second quarter Amber Grant recipient will be announced on July 15th. We still are accepting applications till Midnight Tuesday June 30th!

Womensnet.net on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Meki Adefris of New York, New York, was awarded a special $1,000 Amber grant from WomensNet.net on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, live in New York City on May 7. WomensNet.net awards quarterly Amber grants of $500 to women in the process of starting or expanding their own businesses. Grant funds may be used to cover start-up expenses, such as buying or upgrading equipment, hiring consultants and advisors, joining professional organizations, or paying for advertising and marketing efforts.

Meki Adefris of Brooklyn, New York is in the process of starting Me &
Lu (*www.meandlu.com* ), a line of children’s clothing fashioned after traditional Ethiopian dress. Her first-year line will consist of three dresses and a traditional tunic top based on Ethiopian styles, “but a bit more whimsical, more modern and fashion conscious,” says Adefris.

Adefris plans to use her grant to pay for patterns and samples to be created and to pay for a trip to Ethiopia this summer to meet with suppliers. All of the clothing will be made in Ethiopia by local artisans, providing fair wages for the work.

“We are so proud to be able to support Meki’s entrepreneurial goals. Not only will her business benefit her and her local community in New York City, but seamstresses and artisans as far away as Ethiopia as well,” says Christina Lambert, chief operating officer of WomensNet.net. “She came to us having already done a significant amount of research on the infant/toddler/children’s clothing market, her target clientele, and Ethiopian clothing design. We were impressed.”

Womensnet.net onThe Morning Show with Mike and Juliet

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Ethiopian Clothing Designer Awarded Special $1,000 WomensNet.net Grant *

Meki Adefris of New York City will use $1,000 grant to start children’s clothing line, inspired by traditional Ethiopian style.

FAIRPORT, N.Y., May 27—Meki Adefris of New York, New York, was awarded a special $1,000 Amber grant from WomensNet.net on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, live in New York City on May 7. WomensNet.net awards quarterly Amber grants of $500 to women in the process of starting or expanding their own businesses. Grant funds may be used to cover start-up expenses, such as buying or upgrading equipment, hiring consultants and advisors, joining professional organizations, or paying for advertising and marketing efforts.

Meki Adefris of Brooklyn, New York is in the process of starting Me &
Lu (*www.meandlu.com* <>), a line of children’s
clothing fashioned after traditional Ethiopian dress. Her first-year line
will consist of three dresses and a traditional tunic top based on Ethiopian
styles, “but a bit more whimsical, more modern and fashion conscious,” says Adefris.

Adefris plans to use her grant to pay for patterns and samples to be
created and to pay for a trip to Ethiopia this summer to meet with
suppliers. All of the clothing will be made in Ethiopia by local artisans,
providing fair wages for the work.

“We are so proud to be able to support Meki’s entrepreneurial goals. Not only will her business benefit her and her local community in New York
City, but seamstresses and artisans as far away as Ethiopia as well,” says
Christina Lambert, chief operating officer of WomensNet.net. “She came to us having already done a significant amount of research on the infant/toddler/children’s clothing market, her target clientele, and Ethiopian clothing design. We were impressed.”