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Weekly Round Up (Nov. 2-6): A Mashup of Startup News & Advice For Women

It's time for our weekly mashup of startup news. See what you should add to your to-do list, what you should meditate on and get a dose of inspiration.

Weekly Round Up (Nov. 2-6): A Mashup of Startup News & Advice For Women - Lioness MagazineDid you miss a day or two of news this week? Did you forget some tips you wanted to implement at your startup? It happens. You’re out there trying to rule the world for crying out loud. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a mashup up of all of the Startup News & Advice you should know:

Things To Add To Your To-Do List

  1. Celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED)! That’s right. On Nov. 19, the entire day is set aside to honor women just like you! Have a champagne toast, share your journey on your blog or send Lioness your best tales for the day. We told you what WED Founder Wendy Diamond is asking educators to do.
  2. Don’t be one of those entrepreneurs who think they need to reinvent their business every year. However, if it’s been a substantial time since you’ve been in business, a looksy at your company’s image won’t hurt. Here’s what to evaluate.
  3. Decide what woman-based organization you will support for Giving Tuesday. We know five killer ones who are teaming up in a joint effort to work together to support our women and girls.
  4. How do we squeeze in all of the things that need to get done? Our favorite guru Marie Forleo has given you some tips to keep in mind.

Things To Meditate On

  1. Are you in it for the fame, the satisfaction or the money? One answer is not better than the other. But there are some serious considerations that should come along with chasing fame. One of them is the pressure. Here are the others.
  2. We encourage you to be fabulous. But keep in mind not everyone appreciates your awesomeness. Others in your office can become down right abrasive when they have to deal with a woman isn’t afraid to lead and be heard. We give you the wisdom on how to proceed in the hostile territory of haters.
  3. Are you building an authentic brand or copying what is popular? Companies with the most success have carved out a unique niche for themselves. This week we gave you the scoop on how to build an authentic brand.

What Your Peers Were Doing This Week

  1. On Oct. 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding.  The Commission also voted to propose amendments to existing Securities Act rules to facilitate intrastate and regional securities offerings.  The new rules and proposed amendments are designed to assist smaller companies with capital formation and provide investors with additional protections.
  2. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen took a sexist tongue lashing from politico Ralph Nader. In an open letter on Huffington Post, Nader told Yellen to go “sit down” with her Nobel Peace Prize winning husband to learn a thing or two.
  3. Canadian herbalist Nancy Smithers has been rocking her organic mineral line since 1993. Now she is finally read to bring her brand to the United States. She took time out of her busy schedule to talk to Lioness about the move.
  4. Lioness writer Rachel A. Rojas has finally decided to move forth with becoming an entrepreneur. We all know how daunting the launch can be and in a move of transparency to inspire her fellow sisters in startup land, she is documenting her walk every step of the way. Check out her new series, “My Startup Story.”

Last But Not Least (some empowerment)

None of us are immune to the ups and downs of life. What separates the entrepreneur from the rest of the public is our boldness to pursue that which isn’t promised to us. We believe in the ability to meet a need in the lives of our neighbors. We sacrifice, we hope and we execute on the wish that what we do will matter. In the scheme of the population we are small, but in the dogged pursuit of what it means to live a life of possibilities, we are limitless. Unleash the Lioness Within!

Up Next: Weekly Round Up (Oct. 26-30): A Mashup of Startup News & Advice For Women