The Unwitting Entrepreneur

Information and Inspiration for Women Entrepreneurs

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For this week’s  Entrepreneur Spotlight we are pleased to feature previous guest blogger Marion Freijsen (you can read Marion’s guest blogging piece here). Marion is not only the founder of EFactor, the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs, she is also a passionate supporter of aspiring female entrepreneurs (including myself- thank you Marion!).  Ready for the big leagues? Read on for Marion’s take on founding an online social network…     Name? Marion Freijsen Name of your company? EFactor What does your company do/ produce? EFactor [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Jun - 15 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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Our guest post today is from  Marion Freijsen, COO of EFactor (an online entrepreneurial network), originally written as an article for her blog. Marion is a serial entrepreneur, having started over 5 companies during her career. Although this post is targeted to a European audience, I think the points it makes about women and entrepreneurship are universal. Read on below to see if you agree.   Just last week new figures were released in the Netherlands on one of the [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Jun - 10 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Last week I caught a Biography profile on the founders of Ben and Jerry’s, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, and the start of their ice cream company (bought by Unilever in 2000). I never knew much about Ben and Jerry’s as a company (other than I love their ice cream!), but Ben and Jerry actually started a really cool company, one that managed to be both profitable, yet also “values-led”. Just why do I think this is one of the [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Jun - 6 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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This year I decided to try my hand at growing a garden. Lured in by all of the “locally sourced” and “urban gardening” buzz, as well as my own innate desire to see if I could actually grow my own food, I planted some bell peppers, beans, squash, okra, strawberries, and tomatoes. Knowing close to nothing about gardening, I knew that this year would be a learning experience for me. For the most part, it’s been pretty thrilling, watching my [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Jun - 1 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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Well into month 4 of my entrepreneurial journey, I’m learning that it is super easy for new business costs to quickly spiral out of control. Web site development, PR, marketing costs- all of these things can quickly deplete whatever cash reserves you have if you’re not careful. Finding free or inexpensive ways to develop your website, market and brand your business, or even strategize are essential in order to keep costs low, and hold on to as much cash as [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On May - 25 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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Entrepreneur Spotlig

For this week's  Entrepreneur Spotlight we are pleased to feature previous guest ...

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Rejecting the Glass

Our guest post today is from  Marion Freijsen, COO of ...

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Five Things Ben & Je

Last week I caught a Biography profile on the founders ...

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A Better Harvest

This year I decided to try my hand at growing ...

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Super Helpful Web Re

Well into month 4 of my entrepreneurial journey, I’m learning ...