Business, Career Articles And Advice For Business/Career/Executive Women
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Guide To Free Government Grants
If you are thinking about going into business for yourself, or wanting to expand an existing business, you should rush for the world's largest "one-step-money-stop" where FREE MONEY to start or expand a business is being held for you by the Federal Government.
It sounds absolutely incredible that people living right here in the United States of America wouldn't know that each year the world's largest source of free business help delivers:
- Over $30 billion dollars in free grants and low interest loans;
- Over one-half trillion dollars in procurement contracts;
- Over $32 billion dollars in FREE consulting and research grants.
Women Entrepreneurs and Growth Capital
From Money Matters
by Molly Tschida Brennan, in NAWBO's Entrepreneurship Trilogy
As you begin to think about growing your company, remember there's no right or wrong path to follow. Each business has unique characteristics and goals, meaning no two will approach growth in exactly the same way. And there are nearly as many ways to grow a business as there are businesses themselves. Maybe you're looking to penetrate a new market, for example, or add a new product or service, or buy a new facility. It could be you're expanding overseas, or thinking about acquiring a competitor's business. Or possibly you've landed a big client and simply need working capital to fulfill the contract. Or maybe you aren't sure what your plans are, but think your business has the potential for more.
Where to Look for Startup Financing
From Taking an Idea to Market, by Molly Tschida Brennan, in NAWBO's Entrepreneurship Trilogy
This is not your mother's woman-owned business. The number and size of women owned businesse have increased significantly in recent years, and today's women-owned firms generate $2.3 trillion in revenues and are just as financially strong and creditworthy as the average U.S. firm, according to the Center for Women's Business Research.
I am regularly amazed by brand new facilities that are obviously user-unfriendly
Huge investments of time and money...but who are they designing it for?!
As women owned businesses if you want to improve customer service quality, every decision needs to be made with clients in mind. A new airport in the Middle East is an impressive and expensive building. It's huge, packed with stainless steel and halogen lights and lots of fancy gold.
Your brand goes beyond just selling a product or service -people want a complete experience where they feel part of a bigger cause
You have to make genuine connections with your customers who want to be part of who and what they are. But businesses often forget the importance of building specific bonds with customers.
When customers feel good about your business, they will feel more inclined to do business with you more often. However, it is not always just about increasing sales; it is also about being loyal to the customers that appreciate your business.
Connecting With Customers on a Different Level
Having conversations with customers post sale is one powerful way to connect. It is much easier to connect with customers in this day and age because of social media and the large number of consumer who use social media websites on a regular basis. By creating a page for the brand on these different social media websites, you can learn more about your customers and help them to learn more about you and your business as well.