Category Archives: Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are on the move like never before. Previously just a minute part of the business landscape, the number of women entrepreneurs is larger than ever: in the past 5 years alone, the number of private women-owned businesses jumped 20 percent. That’s why CWHighlights has set out to chronicle the triumphs and trials of Austin women entrepreneurs, one story at a time.
Here are some other facts about women-owned businesses:
• 7.8 million businesses in the U.S. are women owned
• Texas has over 610,000 female-owned businesses, the second largest number in the country
• Women-owned companies employ over 7 million people and inject $1.2 trillion into the U.S. economy annually
Are you a woman entrepreneur living in Texas? We’d love to hear your story! Contact Jennifer at jennifer@choosewhat.com.

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

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

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

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Interview with Entrepreneur and Austin Sugar Mama Elayne Crain, Founder of Austin Sugarworks Anyone with an insatiable passion for sugar can be a doctor’s worst nightmare, but for Elayne Crain it’s a way of life. Her sweet tooth, aesthetic sensibilities, and dissatisfaction with working for others had long stoked the dream of being an entrepreneur… Continue Reading

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Successful Women Entrepreneurs

An Interview with Locate Special Diet Founder Jessica Meyer     Wonder Woman ain’t got nothing on Jessica Meyer. Starting in 2009, the nutritionist and serial entrepreneur transformed her blog chronicling her life with Celiac Disease into a full-blown gluten-free online community. Then in 2012, armed with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and… Continue Reading