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January 9, 2013News for women business owners

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  • A new way forward for women and minorities in business
    As the November election illustrated, the country's demographics have changed, but women and minorities remain underrepresented in the business world, writes Pilar Stella. "Like the election cycle, perhaps there is an opportunity at hand for venture capitalists and angel investors to capitalize on the changing demographics of entrepreneurs and our increasingly global economy," Stella writes. Some organizations, such as the Start Up America Partnership and the NewME Accelerator, are already trying to accomplish this, Stella notes. Forbes (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

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  • How issues of women's well-being are shaping the world
    Issues related to women's empowerment are gaining steam across the globe. Advocates are calling attention to violence against women, and gender equality has become a key issue in business. "Today there is greater awareness than ever before that women's full participation is essential for peace, democracy and sustainable development," said Michelle Bachelet, executive director of U.N. Women. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Connections may not help women in finance as much as they do men
    Research indicates that men in the financial industry benefit from their connections far more than women do. Whereas men can get a leg up based on who they know, women may have to do more to establish trust. "This is a clear double standard. As a woman who has always worked on Wall Street, we are constantly in a fish bowl," said Elle Kaplan of Lexion Capital Management. The Huffington Post (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
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  Small Business Spotlight 
  • Startup finds its way in the new world of media
    After graduating from college, Rachel Miller started a writers' management company in Los Angeles with her friend. The company survived the 2007 to 2008 Hollywood writers' strike by focusing more on books. Eventually, Miller's company merged with another business to form Haven Entertainment, which is attempting to adapt to changing delivery methods in the industry. Gotham Gal blog (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NAWBO (R) News 
  • Join us at America's Small Business Summit
    America's Small Business Summit 2013 is April 29 to May 1. Join small businesses and executives from NAWBO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who will come from across the country to network, learn from business experts and advocate for pro-business policies. NAWBO is co-sponsoring this event and will hold its annual Public Policy Day in conjunction with it. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Do you snack more when you're feeling stressed?
    Yes  79.41%
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  Technology 
  • Innovative apps that can give your business a boost
    Your company might be able to benefit from applications such as LearnVest, which can help you organize your funds, and shopkick, which can encourage customers to return to your business, Drew Hendricks writes. Meanwhile, the PayAnywhere app can help you manage payments. iMedia Connection (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Best Practices 
  • Business lessons anyone can learn from Mark Zuckerberg
    You can follow in the successful footsteps of Mark Zuckerberg by hiring a strong team, striving for excellence and following your passion, according to Ekaterina Walter, who wrote a book about Facebook's founder. "When you're passionate about something, nothing is impossible," Walter said. Forbes (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to fire up your family to support your startup
    Starting your own business and working from home can be a more fulfilling experience if your family supports you, Lisa Kanarek writes. You can help bring them on board by asking for their advice, involving them in your work or celebrating with them when something good happens, she writes. "When you make your family part of the celebration, they'll know you appreciate them," she writes. SCORE Small Business Success Blog (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Lifestyle 
  • TSA tests "managed inclusion" screening program at some airports
    The Transportation Security Administration is testing a new behavioral screening method at airports in Tampa, Fla., and Indianapolis. The "managed inclusion" program has TSA personnel observing passengers in queues for eligibility to use the airport's PreCheck lanes. "As you are in the queue, behavior detection officers will be observing you, and if they feel that there is nothing that alarms them, you might be asked to come out of the queue, and invited to go through the PreCheck lane," said David Castelveter, a spokesman for the TSA. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/On the Road (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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