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Outlook of Women Small Business Owners American Express 2016 Holiday Growth Pulse


Women Business Owner Highlights. Noteworthy women business owner highlights are as follows: 100% feel confident that they can access the funding they need to grow their business during the holidays 87% feel this year’s holiday sales will be the same or stronger than last year (vs. 90% of men and 88% overall) Seventy-seven percent plan to grow their businesses (vs. 72% of men and 74% of businesses overall) The biggest challenge they face as they p...
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Employee Motivation and the Holiday Season


Ah, the Holiday season. A time to be nice to your fellow humans, a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, and to look forward to the excitement that the New Year brings. Or, from a more Scrooge-like perspective, a time when team members slack off, the company throws expensive parties where certain people drink too much and do things everyone wants to forget, team members gather to exchange awkward Secret Santa gifts that no one ...
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It’s NOT over! There’s still time to ignite business this year!


Executive decision makers have until year end to make things happen before their reviews. Not only do they need to complete initiatives on their list to get their bonuses and great scores, but also, those looking for promotions must showcase themselves to management. Further, many decision makers have to use their yearly budgets before they lose their yearly budgets. What does this mean for business leaders and salespeople? Opportunity!! Below ar...
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100 Black Men of Los Angeles with the Women Presidents' Organization to Honor Outstanfding Wome leading Succesfull Businesses and Nonprofits

Los Angeles, CA (October 28, 2016) -- 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc., in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), announce the honorees of the 2016 Women of Color Achievement Awards. A total of 17 women will be recognized for outstanding professional achievement and exemplary community service. Sponsored by UPS, Microsoft Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company and SDI International, the event will take place on Friday, November ...
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Recruiting and Retaining Women in Tech: Three Phases of Challenges


SAN FRANCISCO – Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology. “Beginning almost at birth, girls receive subtle messaging that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are for not for them. Everythin...
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Deepen Your Relationship with Centers of Influence


Networking, whether it is in person, via Linked In or in another manner, can have a lasting effect on future referrals. This is your opportunity to deepen the relationship with Centers of Influence. If done properly and with sincerity, you can have a referral source forever; if done poorly, they may never help you again. I recently attended an event and witnessed a conversation between a Center of Influence, Mark, and a Business Ow...
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20 Professional Discussions Millennials Should Have With Their Mentors (Part 1)


Written with A. Crosser What is the culture of your organization? What’s more important to you corporate values, mission or vision? If you could start your company all over again, what would you have done differently? Were three of the thoughtfully selected questions asked by a bright young woman named Tong from The Washington Center internship program today as she ponders her career path. The Millennial generation (born 1980 - 2000) is coming of...
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ASU engineering students who designed a mobile dental clinic for humanitarian outreach in nicaragua were honored during tempe sister cities “making a world of difference” gala

The nearly all female team of engineering students, who call themselves Engineering Smiles, raised enough money to design and build the 24-foot trailer frame, which will be delivered to ASU in January  The students are continuing their fundraising through www.engineeringsmiles.org so they can furnish the unit. TEMPE, Arizona, October 2016 — Engineering Smiles, the nearly all female team of ASU engineering students who, for the past thre...
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State of Women-Owned Small Businesses

State of Women-Owned Small Businesses
In conjunction with celebrating National Women’s Small Business month, Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine University have released new data showing how women-owned small businesses stack up against the national average for accessing capital. The Q3 results from the Private Capital Access (PCA) Index show that women-owned businesses are feeling more optimistic for growth compared to other businesses, however they are feeling more restricted when ...
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Better Business Bureau Joins with White House, Cybersecurity Community to Urge Consumers to “Lock Down Your Login” Scams, fraud, and identity theft often tied to hackable passwords; BBB urges two-factor authentication (2FA)


Arlington, VA ( September 28, 2016 ) – Every two seconds, someone is a victim of identity fraud. That’s why the Better Business Bureau is teaming up with the White House, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and dozens of public and private sector organizations to call on consumers and businesses to “Lock Down Your Login.” The campaign, which launches today, focuses on steps anyone can take to make their online accounts safer, including two-fact...
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