Join Us! Our Women Entrepreneur Blog Carnival

by Jill Foster on November 5, 2009

It’s here!

The first monthly blog carnival (or post roundup) at Women Grow Business takes off today – welcome! What do you think?

It was hard to decide where to start and stop in moving this forward (so many great women business owners on the Web…). So for that reason, the perimeters for this new carnival will stay basic if not less structured than the traditional approach: each will focus on at least 10 resourceful, compelling posts by or for women entrepreneurs – first week of every month.

Have posts to add? Please do! Your favorites about women entrepreneurs (in or beyond the Women Grow Business community) are welcome 24/7. Share in the comments here anytime.

Here we go:

  1. 5 Signs It’s Time to Hire an Assistant (Ali Brown). “While many business-owners have difficulty delegating work, at a certain point it becomes necessary to move the business forward. Hiring an assistant can help you run things more efficiently, letting you focus on the big picture as your assistant takes care of administrative tasks.”
  2. Email Marketing Works (The Barefoot Executive). “One technique that works very well for almost any business is email marketing. There are two types of email marketing that you can use. Mainly the difference is the cost involved.”
  3. Engagement – Don’t Make The Same Mistake I Did At Your First Conference (Market Like a Chick). “I have learned a great lesson from my Blogworld experience that I thought I already knew, but now realize I haven’t done a very good job at. It’s that one simple word: Engagement.”
  4. 10 Things to Do Before Launching Your Blog (Small Business Trends). “But if you’re a small business owner, the thought of launching that blog may be a bit intimidating. Where do you start? … If I was launching a new blog today (and I often am), here’s a short checklist for where I’d start.”
  5. Female Internet Hero: Audio Interview with Rashmi Sinha of Slide Share (The Next Women). “SlideShare is the world’s largest community, allowing everyone from teacher to marketeer to connect and share presentations. The site has enjoyed such rapid growth that it now boasts 11 million unique visitors a month.”
  6. Your Product or Service: How to Price it Right (Women on Business). “The actual sales price is just a number. However, the item is essentially priceless — it could be worth $5 or $5000, depending on how valuable that item is to its owner. Any visit to Christie’s or Sotheby’s will convince you of the varying price that someone is willing to pay for a particular item.”
  7. What The Snuggie Can Teach You About Target Markets (Womenwise Marketing). “Oh, no. No, no, no. I don’t mean to be negative, but if your target audience is everybody, you’ve got a lot of work to do. Mainly, narrowing down your target audience.”
  8. The #1 Thing Killing Your Word-of-Mouth Marketing (Wonder Branding). “This morning, she presented me with a handful of freshly inked business cards and asked that I recommend her service to my neighbors and friends. I told her that I couldn’t.”
  9. 4 Lies about social media (Brazen Careerist). “But many of you are making lots of social media mistakes. I know because so many people tell me that social media is a waste of their time. They’re wasting their time, and continuing to make mistakes, because there’s a set of common lies that people believe about social media.”
  10. November 20-22: Startup Sandbox by Women 2.0 and Hackfest “Hosted by Women 2.0 and Hackfest for the Light, a synergy of San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, putting their skills toward inspiring goals in the form of socially responsible software projects.”

(Image Carnival of Venice-4 by AArigo, Creative Commons)

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