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Arianna Huffington; an entrepreneurial mother in her PrimeTime…

The co-founder of the Huffington Post marks its arrival in the UK with a lecture on love, guilt and getting what you want. She talks to Celia Walden. Fresh off the plane from LA, the Greek American author, businesswoman and co-founder of internet newspaper the Huffington Post – bought by internet provider AOL for $US315 million ($298 million) in February this year and launched in Britain last week… read the full story & more

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The Micropreneur Manifesto: How to Stay Solo, Bleed Passion, and Build Products that Matter…

By Rob Walling for ChangeThis.com. Single founders creating products for niche markets are known by another name: micropreneurs. Micropreneurs may write software. They might design themes for a blogging platform. They may produce exquisite wedding invitations, or how-to books. Micropreneurs are agile, inspired, independent, knowledge seekers who can’t live with the 9-to-5 status quo. If this resonates with you, read on. This manifesto attempts to distill the key points you’ll need as you begin your micropreneur journey. I learned every one of them the hard way… Again, whilst I’m not fussed on yet another version of the entrepreneur tag, Rob…

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Female Owned Businesses Responsible for Job Creation in the U.S…

Similar story in Australia too I suspect, and here’s why… Tandelyn A. Weaver, owner of PersonalFreedomForWomen.com shares some interesting insights. Divorced or single mothers who undergo traumatic experiences in life have been an impetus for 30% of female business owners to embark on their entrepreneurial ventures. A report published by The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute projects that female-owned small business, now just 16% of total U.S. employment, will be responsible for creating one-third of the 15.3 million new jobs anticipated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by 2018 (Forbes.com January, 2010). Social factors have resulted in the growth…

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Activating the Entrepreneur Within…

By Jeffrey Weber for ChangeThis.com Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, an economist who is known as the ‘banker to the poor’ by making small loans in impoverished countries stated, ‘I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional banks look for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All people are entrepreneurs, but many don’t have the opportunity to find that out.’ An entrepreneur in his own right as founder of the Grameen Bank, Yunus developed the concept of microcredit as a method to help fund entrepreneurs who would not qualify for any other type of loan. He…

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