Women in Business and Tech: A Few Good Links

3 Sep

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Good News: Did you know in minority-owned businesses, owners skew younger and female?  I didn’t until I read this report from the Silicon Valley News Journal.

Not So Good News: Black women entrepreneurs are often  single income households or  lack social capital to help get business off the ground.

My take: Single Income households is not the problem but not having enough money  and/or time to get a business off the ground is an obstacle.  A remedy to gaining social capital offline is to network. Go to conferences, attend professional meetups in your industry. I like to check out Lanyrd to see what conferences are happening and who is attending and speaking.  A remedy to gain social capital online is to blog. Show your expertise. Share your business’ story.  Here’s some tips for new bloggers and a reminder for experienced bloggers.

Bottom Line:  Women founders and entrepreneurs matter.

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