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Industry expertise shows a path for paying for  eldercare services.
Frustration with the financial drain that care or the elderly and people with special needs causes, combined with industry insight, shows a better way.
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Are men and women different? While almost every executive I have ever met, anywhere in the world, says yes, most diversity policies are designed as if the answer were no.
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Following just five basic rules can up the success of your crowdfunding campaign.
Rewards- and equity-based crowdfunding could be a great option for your small business, but it's not easy. Learn six steps to make sure your campaign is a success.
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How did an entrepreneur innovate in an industry -- feminine hygiene -- that hasn’t seen innovation since the 60’s?
Got a problem? Start a business. You can change lives because you’ll know what your market needs.
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How do you get access to investment deals with VC like performance?
Crowdfunding platform enables global angels to tap into high-return companies beyond their borders.
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Great resource list for women starting companies. 
There are a growing number of accelerators who are creating programs to better support women. Here's a window into my Evernote list of them. Please let us know
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Toronto and Vancouver both place in the top 10, while Waterloo ranked 16th and Montreal fell just outside the top 20 in 25th
Startup Compass has released its second report tracking the world's top startup ecosystems. The first report, in 2012, saw Toronto
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New regulations allow smaller firms to raise money the same way their larger counterparts do. Here’s what you need to know before diving in.  
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How do you disrupt a sleepy industry?
Good customer service may mean a whole new way to do business, as well as a whole new business.
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Yes, I'm a 26 Year Old Female Venture Capitalist. Here's How & Why
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Find out how Jessica Jackley tweaked microfinance to provide loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world. 
If you believe in what you are doing and stay true to your values, you can overcome the obstacles.
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As issues like the gender wage gap, the lack of women in STEM, and gender bias move to the forefront of the national conversation, more and more women are stepping out to tell their stories and show their support for one another.
The number of women-led companies is growing, and so is the support network for them. Here are 10 web platforms for female professionals to find advice, mentorship, and more.
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  • Stengel Solutions
    President, 1998 - present
    Stengel Solutions is a strategic planning and marketing firm specializing in solutions for industry leaders, growth businesses and nonprofits. Whether you’re developing a plan for sustainable long term growth, building strategic alliances to penetrate new markets or forming an advisory board to provide objective advice regarding new opportunities, Stengel Solutions can provide you with solutions to build your company at every stage.
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    President, 2009 - present
    Ventureneer is a digital media and market research company providing education and training for nonprofits, socially responsible small businesses and social enterprises. For corporations that want to reach these organizations, Ventureneer provides branded marketing and social media opportunities that generate visibility, thought leadership and brand loyalty.
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As a writer, consultant, teacher and speaker, I've helped thousands of entrepreneurs make their vision of business success a reality, by helping them develop their business plan, and by teaching them the strategies and tactics they needed to grow their businesses. My guidance has steered many entrepreneurs away from pitfalls that might have prevented or delayed their growth.


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2012 Small Business Influencer Champion for her writing on the success factors for women entrepreneurs