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Looking for Funding? Here are Some Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

The number of women-owned businesses has risen dramatically in recent years, a healthy sign for those who value greater diversity in the nation’s economy. Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased at a rate 2½ times the national average (52 percent vs. 20 percent) and employment at women-owned firms grew at a rate 4½ times that of ... Read More »

Opportunity Fund Targets Minority Businesses, Loans More Than $60 Million in 2016

Small businesses in California that can’t access capital through traditional lenders have another option. Opportunity Fund is an organization that provides microloans to small businesses. Since it was founded in 1994, the organization has loaned more than $164 million to more than 5,500 businesses. And in its 2016 fiscal year, Opportunity Fund provided over $60 million in loans, with a ... Read More »

Channel Your Spielberg with Renderforest – The Free Online Video Software

Usefullness Functionality Price Summary Renderforest is a free online animated video and slideshow maker. The online platform allows both businesses and individuals alike to quickly, easily and affordably create logo animations, slideshows, explainer and promotional business videos, and much more In many cases, when people hear of free online things, the first thing that comes to mind is low quality, ... Read More »

50 Low Tech Businesses You Can Start

So, you have the entrepreneurial spirit but not a lot of tech know-how? Despite all of the high-tech startups that have popped up in recent years, there are still plenty of small business options out there that don’t require you to know the difference between CSS and QR codes. Below are low tech business ideas you can start this year. Editor’s ... Read More »

Startup Makes Wearable Tech to Monitor Vitals, Head Trauma

Believe it or not, there are some tech companies that aren’t interested in smartglasses or smartwatches. MC10′s approach to wearable technology has been to completely re-imagine how that technology can be used to monitor and improve a person’s health. It’s technology that can take your vitals, monitor for possible trauma, and even improve the outcome of surgical procedures. This is ... Read More »

Wondering which research tool would be the best for you

In these times where the social media sort of dictates how life should be, we all want to be informed. We all want to know what is trending and just go with the flow. Most often, it is so that you can be in the know. The social media helps you to get all the information about trending news. It ... Read More »

20 Successful Entrepreneurs with No Experience

You don’t have to start out as an expert in order to run a successful business.  Of course, many entrepreneurs have started their businesses without money or financial backing.  And similarly over the years, plenty of entrepreneurs have found success in fields where they had no previous experience. So whether you’re young and considering starting your very first business, or ... Read More »

How to Monetize Your Knowledge

According to statistics, most small businesses today are service providers. They may be financial advisors, lawyers, personal trainers, accountants, dentists, pool cleaners, consultants, engineers or in similar occupations. Essentially businesses like these sell time, not a product. Time is a finite resource. We each only have so many hours in a day. That means it is harder to scale a ... Read More »

Free Online Education Courses From The Small Business Administration

For small businesses entrepreneurs, continuous learning and finding new resources to help further business goals can be essential to growth and success. However, business courses can be costly and the sheer amount of information and resources available online can be overwhelming. But now, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a new online Small Business Learning Center aimed at simplifying ... Read More »

Spotlight: Creating a Startup for the Education Niche

Zaniac is a business operating after-school learning centers focused specifically on science, technology, engineering, and math. And the brand also tries to provide a fun environment for kids to learn. But the real story behind Zaniac’s success, for entrepreneurs, is how the company’s founders uncovered a profitable niche in the education market. Read more about the company’s story and its ... Read More »