Posts by Deborah Sweeney

How to Not Crumble When Your Small Biz Reaches 50 Employees

Recently, I hit the 50 employee mark with my small business which is, in a word, awesome! When I think about how far we have come over the years, all of the offices we’ve worked out of, partnerships we’ve established with other like-minded companies, and talented faces that have joined our team, I can’t help…

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4 Up-and-Coming VC Firms Female Entrepreneurs Need to Know About

Last year, TechCrunch reported that the percentage of women partners among the top 100 venture capital firms is rising. As these numbers continue to grow, it’s an indicator that more and more women are in the position to invest in female-driven startups and give these companies a much-needed financial boost. Over the last couple of…

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4 Female Athletes Successfully Embracing Entrepreneurship

All throughout October, female entrepreneurs everywhere are celebrating National Women’s Small Business Month. As reported by the SBA, more than 11 million woman-owned businesses can be found in the United States, generating more than nine million jobs and $1.6 trillion in annual revenue, and conquering every industry from healthcare to social services. Going the distance…

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5 Ways to Prep Small Businesses Facing Natural Disasters

I had originally considered titling this post something along the lines of “the best ways to protect a small business from emergencies.” But the truth is no entrepreneur truly can do any of that. From hurricanes to earthquakes, the best we can do when Mother Nature strikes is to take as many safety precautions as…

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3 Things Every Company Culture Needs More Of

Last week, I found myself reading Fran’s post about how a winning culture begins at the home. The theme kept following me all throughout the week, particularly in a Twitter chat I took part of Friday morning on celebrating entrepreneurship. One of the questions that came up asked why celebrating entrepreneurship is important. Other participants…

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