2016 is coming to a close, and what a year it has been. The economy has been strong, a new political era with many unknowns is before us, and new business survival has exceeded failures for the first time in many years. The glass is definitely half full, and dedicating a few minutes regularly in 2017 to growing knowledge will enhance your success. Knowing is half the battle. Enjoy!



Want to Be a Better Leader? Give Thanks Year Round. Turnstone. An attitude of gratitude makes you a better leader. Valuable examples that prove this is also smart business.

Childcare is Unaffordable in Every State but One. Fortune. An interesting article discussing how the U.S. needs an “all hands on deck” approach to affordable childcare. Increased tax breaks would greatly assist founders of new companies by decreasing risk around the cost of quality childcare.

The Diversity of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Entrepreneur. A great article for embracing the fact that our country needs more entrepreneurs!

The Business Model Canvas. Kauffman Founders School. Have a good business idea? Feeling the call to entrepreneurship? Take a few minutes to watch these short videos that teach why great business ideas can only take off with a great business model.

8 Networking Tips for Startups. Turnstone. Building a successful network requires being thoughtful and focused on generating benefits and synergies through relationship. The shift from ‘knowing someone’ to ‘having a relationship’ makes all the difference in the world.

3 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs to Get VC Funding. Tech.Co. Practical, actionable advice to enhance the progress of funding for women entrepreneurs. Thank you Tech.Co for proposing solutions rather than just discussing the problems.

4 Women Entrepreneurs Helping Other Women Succeed. Huffington Post. A wonderful example of great work being done to speed the progress and success for women entrepreneurs.

Sharing Lessons Learned and Insight Gained for Women-Owned Small Businesses. Business 2 Community. Although the number of women-owned businesses is growing, they aren’t necessarily on a level playing field. Helpful tips for overcoming small business hurdles.



It’s Time to Get to Work, Please. Post-Election Blog by Stephanie Breedlove. The entrepreneurial glass really is half full if we choose to see it as such. Let’s take advantage of the opportunities before us.

Answer the Call. Steph’s Stories Blog. Are you being called to entrepreneurship or being called to take your business to the next level? My experience is that the grass really is greener. Answer the call.



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.

Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance. Kauffman Foundation. A deeper look at the growth of venture capital, the size of angel investment and the emergence of crowdfunding.

Better Decisions Through Diversity. KelloggInsight. The mere presence of diversity on a team leads to better problem solving, and this produces great success.


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