Author Archives: Jennifer Beardsley

Texas Women-Owned Small Business Events in 2013

Texas Women-Owned Small Business Events in 2013

Upcoming Networking and Educational Events for Texas Women Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners It’s National Small Business Week (June 17-21) and it’s the perfect time to think about expanding your business network and your knowledge of strategies to grow your small business. At these Texas events for small business owners, you’ll have the opportunity to… Continue Reading

Show Us Your Video Marketing Vines!

Show Us Your Video Marketing Vines!

Our post on 5 Vine Video Marketing Ideas That Will Promote Your Business inspired us to make our own little office Vine about a lovelorn fax machine (see the results below). Now it’s your turn to show us yours! How do you use Vine as a video marketing tool to promote your business? Tweet us… Continue Reading

5 Vine Video Marketing Ideas That Will Promote Your Business

5 Vine Video Marketing Ideas That Will Promote Your Business

5 Vine Video Ideas to Promote Your Business and Leave Your Followers Wanting More Move over, Facebook. When it comes to addicting free apps, Vine, the Twitter of video (no literally, it’s a video app that was acquired by Twitter) is the new heavyweight champion. The free video recording and sharing mobile app has quickly… Continue Reading

A Guide to Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans for Women Entrepreneurs… and anyone else, for that matter

A Guide to Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans for Women Entrepreneurs… and anyone else, for that matter

An introduction to SBA loans and programs that can help your start-up grow  Over the past 5 years, the number of women-owned private businesses shot up 20 percent and the rate at which women launch startups has outpaced men for the past 20 years. Most women entrepreneurs setup small organizations as one-woman operations or have… Continue Reading

Mompreneur Holly Hanna and The Work at Home Woman

Mompreneur Holly Hanna and The Work at Home Woman

How the Search for Home-Based Work Inspired a Business and Launched a Mompreneur’s Career “Local-area mompreneur makes $154,000 a year working 20 hours a week from home! Find out how you can, too!” “Work from home and make $90 per survey!” Seeing ads like these is inevitable when searching for work-from-home opportunities online. Wannabe work-at-home… Continue Reading

Successful Women Entrepreneurs: Jennifer Sinski, RSVPster co-founder

Successful Women Entrepreneurs: Jennifer Sinski, RSVPster co-founder

RSVPster and SXSW: A Match Made in Heaven As Lucille Ball said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” No one proves that old adage true that better than Jennifer Sinski, especially in the months leading up to the rapidly expanding SXSW (pronounced south by southwest) Music/Film/Interactive Festival. From January… Continue Reading

What are the Odds a Startup will Fail? – Infographic

What are the Odds a Startup will Fail? – Infographic

Will your startup flourish or perish? Staff.com breaks down the odds of success and failure by industry It may seem counter-intuitive, but the number of startups skyrocketed when the economy took a turn of the worse. Now that the number of startups and small businesses is starting to dwindle, you may be hesitant to start… Continue Reading

The Paycheck Fairness Act & Small Business

The Paycheck Fairness Act & Small Business

The Paycheck Fairness Act’s Impact on Small Business This Equal Pay Day, CW Highlights explores how the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act would affect small businesses and their employees. Since the Paycheck Fairness Act’s proposal in 2007, it has been the karma chameleon of bills – it comes and goes, it comes and goes.… Continue Reading

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Interview with Entrepreneur and The Little Lasso Inventor Angie Wagner Simple solutions to common problems are worth a lot in the durable baby products (a.k.a. baby durables) market. No one knows that better than local Austin entrepreneur Angie Wagner, owner of Baby Goga LLC and inventor of “The Little Lasso.” Established in 2009, Baby Goga… Continue Reading

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Interview with Entrepreneur and Soy Delites co-owner Christy Bell Most of Christy Bell’s life, burning candles caused splitting headaches that persisted long after the candle burned out. Like most, she assumed her headaches were the result of maleficent scents and a sensitive olfactory system. She simply made up her mind that she’s not a candle… Continue Reading