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September 21, 2016
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How parents can encourage daughters to be entrepreneurs
Parents can help their daughters become entrepreneurs by setting the example and by encouraging kids' willingness to try, to adapt and to persist in creating their paths. Sharon Bush writes that parents must foster their daughters' unique points of view and teach them never to fear failure.
FoxNews.com (9/16) 
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Business Trends
Infographic: Few women buy businesses
Women entrepreneurs are starting more companies, but women lag significantly in acquiring existing businesses. Research indicates that only 7.5% of women are involved in acquisitions either on the buy or sell side and that just 3% of all buyers are women.
Entrepreneur online (9/17) 
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Where men's support of women entrepreneurs is crucial
Women in developing countries who want to start businesses face especially high hurdles, say activists working in emerging markets in Asia, Africa and Central America. They told attendees at the recent SOCAP conference that without the support of men in these cultures, women entrepreneurs are likely to face threats or even violence and subsequently give up.
Reuters/Thomson Reuters Foundation (9/16) 
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Small Business Spotlight
Entrepreneurs start their own lifestyle brand
Joy Fennell and Valerie Wray got their business off the ground with a line of soy-based candles they poured by hand. The entrepreneurs sold their products in a New York City pop-up shop and have been working to grow the online aspect of their company, called The 125 Collection.
BusinessNewsDaily.com (9/19) 
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Social Media Buzz
Lessons from social media success stories
A good social media campaign can help you find customers, so Harsh Agrawal outlines best practices from three companies that have managed to find fans online. For example, Cutting Edge Haunted House uses social media to promote events, add a bit of humor and give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the business.
ClickZ (9/19) 
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NAWBO (R) News
NAWBO is currently gathering a delegation to Cancun for November FCEM 64th World Congress
In support of our international efforts, NAWBO is sending a delegation of members and leaders to the FCEM 64th World Congress, being hosted by The Asociación Mexicana de Mujeres Empresarias A.C. Nov. 17-21 in Cancun, Mexico.

FCEM brings together, in solidarity and friendship, like-minded women who share a common interest: that of entrepreneurship. Today, the FCEM network includes more than 120 different countries and 5 million members from five continents.

An informational call for members interested and registered for the Cancun conference will be held in October. Current NAWBO members will receive the special rate of $400 USD for the conference. Please e-mail Becky Ragan to receive the registration form and NAWBO code. View the agenda here.
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Technology
Bill could offer cybersecurity assistance to small businesses
Bill would offer cyber security assistance to small businesses
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Small businesses could receive more help dealing with cybersecurity threats under a bill the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider today. The Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act would enhance the resources available at small-business development centers.
The Hill (9/19) 
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Best Practices
How to conquer fear when building a company
Business owners must overcome their fears to make progress. These four women share insight into how they did so, including learning to "quiet the noise" and recognizing that they are qualified to do the job.
Forbes (9/15) 
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Avoid multitasking to lower stress and be more productive
Multitasking
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Professionals often think multitasking makes them more effective, but focusing on one task can reduce stress while actually increasing productivity, writes Mallory Creveling. Make time for your most difficult tasks and take regular breaks to refresh your mind.
CNN (9/16) 
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Policy Update
How the election shows growing support for working women
Both presidential candidates have proposed plans designed to help working women, marking a turning point in the national discourse on the issue, Bryce Covert writes. The policies differ significantly in their details, "[b]ut the debate is now about how, not whether, to support working parents," Covert writes.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (9/17) 
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Lifestyle
Reasons vary as to why more women work past retirement age
More women are working beyond retirement age, a trend experts say is likely to continue. Among the reasons economists and academics cite for the trend are education level, job satisfaction and financial need.
Bloomberg (9/14) 
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Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.
Eleanor Roosevelt,
first lady, diplomat and activist
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