Women gotta stick together! If you are a woman in business, you know encouragement and guidance are just as necessary as water some days. So here are five stellar blogs for women entrepreneurs. The list includes some extremely successful women who are sharing their tips on how to thrive and grow strong enterprises.
Melinda Emerson aka “Small Biz Lady” is one of America’s leading small business experts. She is a seasoned entrepreneur, professional speaker and social media strategist whose mission is to end small business failure.
Her areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing strategy. Melinda’s blog, www.succeedasyourownboss.com, is syndicated by Huff Post. She also hosts #Smallbizchat a weekly live talk show on Twitter that discusses everything entrepreneurs need to know about running a profitable small business. She also writes a regular column on social media for the New York Times, You’re The Boss Blog. Melinda is honest, real and resourceful. I follow her on Twitter as well as her blog and have gleaned a wealth of information from her.
eWomenNetwork, Inc. has a dynamic and diversified culture that celebrates the brilliance of women entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate professionals. Their network focuses on helping their members acquire more clients and customers, market and promote who they are and what they offer and gain access to important resources, influential business leaders, game-changing ideas and unique opportunities. Their blog features its members and female business powerhouses discussing topics from branding and marketing a business to work-life balance and de-stressing. I enjoy this blog because it offers you a chance to gain valuable information without paying for a membership until you’re ready to. I fully intend to join an eWomen Network chapter for the visibility and networking opportunities but the blog is a value add on when you’re just seeking information without a commitment.
Marshawn Evans’ blog is my go-to when I need inspiration and a pick me up to remind me that I can accomplish my goals and purpose. She is the quintessential woman motivator and life coach who speaks from a spiritual and positive perspective. She is author of SKIRTS in the Boardroom: A Woman’s Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life, and founder of The SKIRTS Network™ and The Work Your SKIRTS Awards.™
Her successes took her to the infamous boardroom as a cast member on “The Apprentice.” Her blog speaks to women on a personal level and allows you to be introspective and honest with yourself. She also offers tips on using your areas of expertise to launch a speaking career as an additional stream of income. I definitely recommend this blog to women entrepreneurs to feed themselves because sometimes we become so busy with work and family we forget to do that.
Project Eve believes women in business should invest in one another. The site promotes girl power by offering mentorship, networking, and support to women, empowering each of us to achieve. When co-founders Meridith Dennes and Kim Oksenberg stepped away from the corporate world to raise their families, they each experienced the professional and personal isolation of working outside traditional business structures. With more women starting businesses than ever before—and given the female knack for problem-solving through conversation—they realized such isolation was unnecessary, especially in the digital age. Thus, Project Eve was born.
Project Eve has a resource center called “Help an Eve Out” where women entrepreneurs are able to post questions and ask for help with projects. It’s very helpful in connecting with others and getting quality advice or services for your business. I absolutely love this site and its connectivity. Subscribe to the emails to get resources directly sent to your email inbox.
Women CEO Project is a resource for ambitious, tech-savvy, female entrepreneurs who want to connect, learn business lessons, and grow a revenue generating business.
Founder Kristi L. Jackson, was recognized by the White House as a Citizen Innovator and Entrepreneur and was 1 of 40 in the US invited to DC to participate on the Social Opportunity Series Summit. Women CEO Project hosts over 40 events and trainings per year in Business Planning, Social Media, Marketing, Goal Setting and Power Networking. They recently won “Women’s Organization of the Year- 2013” and also created and hosted the FIRST 3 Day Multi- Speaker, Multi-Country, Global Women’s Virtual Summit. The blog focuses on all aspects of business development from a woman’s perspective and the tips and events posted on their Facebook page are high quality resources.
Think and Grow Chick is a personal fave – she’s actually a friend. We’ve learned a lot from each other on our entrepreneurial journeys and she inspires me a lot. Courtney Sanders started her blogging journey as a college student and parlayed her knowledge of entrepreneurship and the financial industry into a full time business. She recently quit her job at the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) and is giving other women the tools to successfully quit their jobs for their businesses too. She has a podcast, guides to entrepreneurship, challenges, goal setting tools and courses – honestly her site is chock full of resources.