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Geri Stengel

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11:03am
Company culture is a make-or-break element of survival during economic crises. Having a strong mission can help get your company through.
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:26am
Black communities have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic with Black-owned business experiencing the highest closure rate of all groups. Especially vulnerable are Black-women-owned businesses. Grants could provide the financing they need to survive the crisis.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 11:42am
By building on your strengths and adapting your business model, it is possible to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:27am
Start small, be willing to change direction, and build a good team, including employees, associations and a coach. Delight your customers so they evangelize your service. That’s the formula for entrepreneurial success even through the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 9:29am
During hard times, savvy women entrepreneurs don’t keep doing business as usual. They pivot and change, and grow.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:17am
If business-as-usual blocks your startup’s growth, change the rules. Innovation keeps the economy—and your startup—growing.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:06pm
Just as women-owned businesses were making breakthroughs, the pandemic threatens to set them back, but we don’t have to let that happen. We have the tools to protect them. Let’s use them.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 10:42am
Women entrepreneurs have a better understanding of women’s health and they are using that knowledge to reshape healthcare for women.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:31am
New funding options make it easier for women and minority entrepreneurs to raising financing.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:31am
By foreseeing the need — and using the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Julia Cheek of Everlywell was able bring the company's coronavirus home test to market in 8 weeks.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:34am
Effective diversity programs don’t happen by accident. They take commitment from management and input from those most affected — employees.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:39am
Entrepreneurs often start ventures to solve a problem they’ve encountered. Solving a big problem isn't enough, To attract venture capitalist, entrepreneurs need to learn what VCs want from an investment.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:38am
When you’ve built a successful business and exited, pass it on: After you succeed, help others do so, too.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 8:39am
Becoming a certified women-owned business can help you win contracts with local, state, and federal government as well as corporations. Diversifying revenue streams helps increase revenue and reduce risk. Both strategies can help reduce volatility during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:38am
Fast transition to online sales may be the difference between success and closure for small businesses. That's an opportunity for a savvy entrepreneur.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:39am
COVID-19 exacerbates gender, race, ethnicity disparities in venture for founders of color.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:37am
To get needed funding, women entrepreneurs must overcome bias as well as come up with great business plans.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 6:39pm
Savvy entrepreneurs can provide solutions to the problems created by social isolation.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 6:39pm
Supporting entrepreneurs can take many forms from grants to providing access to capital and from expanding their networks of mentors and peers to providing training that addresses both hard and soft skills.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 6:39pm
Blindness to the value of diversity costs consumers, investors and the US economy. More and more black women entrepreneurs are succeeding.
I write about the success factors of women entrepreneurs. I am president of Ventureneer, a digital media and market research company that helps corporations reach small businesses through thought leadership. My book, Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build Your Business Without One, provides women entrepreneurs practical advice for overcoming the barrier they face. I was named a 2012 and 2013 Small Business Influencer for my articles about the success factors of women entrepreneurs