8 Great Sources of Financing for Women Starting a Business

8 Great Sources of Financing for Women Starting a Business

Four years ago, Linda Waitkus quit her job as store manager for a Bloomingdale’s near Washington, D.C., to open Great Dogs of Great Falls, an 1,800-square-foot pet shop with grooming services in Great Falls, Va. When I stopped by to interview her recently, I was impressed to discover that Waitkus, now 57, made all the right […]

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NextAvenue.org: 5 Ways Women Can Be More Confident Investors

NextAvenue.org: 5 Ways Women Can Be More Confident Investors

Women are typically the chief financial officers of their households. They pay the monthly bills, cut the tuition checks and make sure groceries are in the cupboard. They even manage the mortgage, as I noted in my Next Avenue post about women and homeownership. The bottom line: Women make financial decisions every single day. But for […]

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Next Avenue.org: Women Need to Get Serious About Emergency Savings

Next Avenue.org: Women Need to Get Serious About Emergency Savings

Two years ago, I had a string of bad luck. First, I needed an operation to remove a small tumor. Then, my beloved Subaru Outback (with more than 120,000 miles) needed major repairs. And, most sadly, my colicky 13-year-old horse was rushed to surgery. She didn’t survive. The whole series of events packed a wallop […]

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