7 Networking Tips for Women Owners

Want to grow your business? Do what men do. Have big networks filled with people who can connect you to money, markets and talent. At this point in history, men entrepreneurs (on average) are more successful than women entrepreneurs (on average) at growing their businesses. To be as successful as the boys, you don’t have…

The Case Against the All-Male Start-up

Is your start-up starting to feel like a frat house? New research suggests that having more women at your company, and increasing diversity in general, can improve your chances of success. Women own about 40 percent of the private businesses in the United States, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. But according to…

Elevator Pitch: Take the Interview

This HR start-up makes it easy to screen job candidates. Can it raise $1.25 million? FOUNDER: Danielle Weinblatt LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts EMPLOYEES: Five full time; three part time FOUNDED: January 2011 2011 PROJECTED REVENUE: $100,000 NUMBER OF USERS: 100 (including Cactus Restaurants, Harvard Business School, and Deloitte) VIDEOS RECORDED: 160 COST: $45 for one posting;…

My Story: Christopher Simovich of Global Strategies

Dealing with Mexican drug cartels and other dangerous encounters is a “normal” work hazard for Global Strategies, a boutique security agency. Most CEOs find themselves in the line of fire at least occasionally. For Christopher Simovich, CEO of Global Strategies, a boutique security agency based in Aliso Viejo, California, that is no metaphor.

How Much About the Business Should You Share With Your Spouse?

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg examines the limit on what your spouse should know about the company’s problems. In the early years of Stonyfield Yogurt, my husband, Gary, and I acted like the three wise monkeys. When it came to the company’s finances, I covered my eyes and ears so as to see and hear no evil….

Why Women Are Great Strategic Planners

…And what men can learn from them. A few days ago, I met Ben, a first-time founder who’s been working on his business idea for 10 months. I asked him to give me the two minute overview of his business idea (or the “elevator pitch” in investor speak). Instead, Ben spent the next ten minutes…