Happy New Year! Entrepreneurs appear to have hit the ground running in this new year, and the best entrepreneurial articles have a tone of realism that is focused on the work ahead in 2017. I’ve never heard anyone say that entrepreneurship was easy. Dedicating a few minutes regularly to growing knowledge will enhance the success of your efforts. Knowing is half the battle. Enjoy!



14 Assists That Will Help Women Entrepreneurs Score in 2017. Forbes. The recent wave of efforts to enhance the progress of women in entrepreneurship is gaining traction, and this article brings 14 more great ideas to the table. It leads with one of my favorites: Ladies, Get Good at the ABCs of Financing. Financial knowledge is absolutely key to success!

5 More Assists That Will Help Women Entrepreneurs Score in 2017. Forbes. But wait, there’s more. Geri Stengel follows the 14 with 5 workplace and societal assists, such as paid leave and affordable childcare, that will bring value to every entrepreneur and every family.

Entrepreneurs, Change Is All Around – Better Embrace It. USA Today. Gather ‘round the crystal ball for a look at the top trends for small businesses today.

As Economic Danger Looms, Will Entrepreneurs Come to the Rescue? The Street. Small businesses represent 99.7% of all U.S. employers, and the share prices of small capitalization companies have been soaring. In what’s shaping up to be a potentially tough year ahead, small-cap companies could bring the ‘animal spirits’ the economy and investors need.

Ready to Launch a New Product? 7 Ways to Analyze the Market. Turnstone. Ready to make informed decisions about your strategic direction? Here are 7 steps to get you started.

Entrepreneurs, Prepare for a Rough Ride in 2017. Forbes. If this outlook is true, what can we do? Build stability into your business and cut back on financial risk, just to name a few.

How to Turn Your Struggles as a Female Entrepreneur into Opportunities. Forbes. Practical life advice for turning hurdles into opportunities, empowering yourself, and growing your business.



Be Your Own Hero. Steph’s Stories Blog. Women consistently state that lack of female role models is a core barrier to starting or growing a business. I encourage you to consider being your own hero to seize opportunity in 2017 and maximize success.



Some of the brightest and most dedicated are uncovering powerful new insights to enhance the evolution of women in entrepreneurship. Their research and findings are difference-making for progress.

2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. AMEX OPEN. This executive summary is an excellent source for gaining an understanding of how far women in entrepreneurship have come, the truths of where we are, and the opportunity before us. A great set of information for growing your base of knowledge.

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