While a traditional startup is 100% focused on making money, a social-impact startup seeks to increase profits while making a positive impact in its community.
Given the current state of Indiana affairs, perhaps it’s time to expand the number of “leadership-oriented Barbies” (and Allans)—and to redefine what leadership looks like in 2023 by honing some new skills.
Five members of The Startup Ladies (who are highly educated and have created businesses and jobs in Indiana) have moved to different states because they no longer feel safe living and working here.
A “women-led” company might have several women in charge making important strategic decisions on a daily basis; however, those female leaders don’t have enough equity in the company to control a board/investor-level vote.
We benchmark ourselves by those who have been extended different opportunities and privileges. Yet, too often, we feel shame and disappointment for not achieving what our peers have accomplished.
Indiana needs to allocate investment dollars specifically allocated for women similarly to how states like New York created a Minority and Women-Owned Business Investment Fund.
Don’t wait for somebody else to figure out what you are perfectly capable of figuring out on your own.
Lead investors can be challenging to find, particularly if you are a woman business owner.
The LGBTQ+ community needs business leaders to better understand the bigotry that many experience every day. We need leaders to play a significant role in eliminating discriminatory behaviors that were learned outside of the workplace.
While you might be one of the fortunate ones to have family, friends, mentors and spirituals leaders who can guide you through tough times, a psychotherapist will help you better understand yourself and those around you so you can be a better person, business owner, leader, partner, manager, team member, friend, parent and community member.
The first step in developing a survey is thinking about your audience.
Investment fund management continues to be male dominated, and, unsurprisingly, funds go primarily to male founders. Things don’t change because those with power don’t have a strong impetus to upset the status quo.
Historically, women have gone unfunded and have been underfunded while being expected to do more than their male counterparts. Male allies in C-suites can help by working to eliminate these often-overlooked forms of gender disparity.
If you own a business or lead in some capacity, you can be guaranteed that problems will arise daily and that it’s entirely up to you to decide how to respond. This set of questions below will help put you in the right state of mind to mitigate problems and communicate effectively.
Whether you are a powerful CEO, rising up on the corporate ladder, or play on a team, ask yourself if your community finds you to be “accountable.” If yes, cheers to you! If no, you’ve got some work to do.
Unless a founder is independently wealthy, she can operate for only a limited time with her own savings. Securing pre-seed capital is extremely difficult for founders without access to networks of affluent people conditioned to write checks for risky ventures.
You have massive opportunity right now to start and grow a business if you assess market trends and respond accordingly.
Now might be a good time for some startups and small businesses to consider pivoting their marketing and sales dollars to the individual consumer.
Each team member can contribute toward brand awareness, qualified lead generation, and closing deals.