Archive: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Women Entrepreneurs Spur Economic Growth

Women entrepreneurs are key contributors to economic growth in low- and middle-income countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new report from the Center for Women's Leadership at Babson College. Data gathered for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report on women and entrepreneurs show that women who are...

By Sharon McLoone | May 2, 2008; 10:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tax Gap Plan Vexes Small Business Community

Small business advocates are mobilizing to quash a proposal being considered by a powerful Senate panel that would require credit- and debit-card issuers like MasterCard and Visa to report business owners' electronic payment transactions to the IRS. The Senate Committee on Finance is considering the plan as part of a...

By Sharon McLoone | May 1, 2008; 2:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Calendar of Events

MAY 1 Financial and legal issues workshop for an emerging high-tech firm. The event, held at Teqcorner in Tysons Corner, Va., from 6:15 p.m to 9 p.m. is free for MIT Enterprise Forum members and $25 for non-members. The speakers include lawyers, investment bankers and accountants. 2 Sustainable Business Incubator...

By Sharon McLoone | April 30, 2008; 1:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Women Entrepreneurs Win Yahoo Grants

Three women who founded businesses focused on babies and children won Yahoo grants for growing their firms, the online media giant announced Tuesday. The women entered the Seeds for Success competition and won $20,000 in cash, $5,000 worth of Web site consulting, and Web site hosting from Yahoo. Pediatric speech...

By Sharon McLoone | April 29, 2008; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Educated, Older Women Flock to Entrepreneurship

The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy today released a study that examines why women are emerging as a fast-growing sector of new small business owners. The study, Human Capital and Women's Business Ownership, which focused on women who were self-employed and held only one job, found that self-employed women...

By Sharon McLoone | April 28, 2008; 1:36 PM ET | Comments (3)

 

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