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Women Launching 1,200 New Businesses a Day

Today in the United States there are 1,200 new women owned businesses open a day. That is drastically up from last years 740 businesses a day. Recently American Express released their 4th Annual Open State of Women-Owned Business Report which had some very encouraging numbers for female entrepreneurs. 4/10 new businesses today are started by women. This means that […]

At the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009, the Dalai Lama said something profound, unexpected, and to some, audacious.  He declared that Western women will save the world; which was quite a declaration for someone of his stature to make.  Most leaders tend to tread lightly through PR filtered messages and are extremely careful to not seem too […]

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Felena Hanson considers the impact of Obama’s presidency on small business owners and the lessons we can learn from event that have occurred during his eventful time in office.  Whether you’re for or against his legislation, Obama and his big government has had a powerful impact on entrepreneurship and small business.  As a small business […]

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Four Trends I’ve Observed Over The Last 20 years The world is changing drastically and business is following suit—finally.  My business is all about supporting female entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be productive, professional, and prosperous.  The Hera Hub community and private discussion forums are always buzzing with questions, trends, and diverse perspectives on start-ups, […]

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Whether you’re for or against his legislation, Obama and big government has had a powerful impact on entrepreneurship and small business.  As a small business owner and franchisor of Hera Hub, I am surrounded by hundreds of entrepreneurial women. This allows me to have my finger on the pulse of the small business community, keeping […]

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If you’re an Olympian in Sochi, you probably have a coach.  If you’re a devoted yogi you might have a guru.  But where’s your guiding guru for business? Ok, so let’s look for something a little less formal than Olympic class training.  Finding support and mentorship on a basic level is important in achieving most […]

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Even in 551 BC Confucius knew the importance of having a meaningful job.  Long before the days of employee badges, corporate high rises, and double glass doors, the idea of a career was in existence.  This sense of meaning and purpose was so important that Confucius imparted the often cited wisdom of  “choose a job […]

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I am a Netflix junkie.  If I have free time on weekends (which is rare), I love to devour television dramas and mysteries.  My latest addiction is House of Cards, featuring Kevin Spacey as a corrupt politician that you love to hate and hate to love.  His southern drawl and manipulative chess game were worthy […]

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I am amazed by the social pressures that our youth are up against! I know the challenges and insecurities of my parent’s era were different from my own and I am sure they feared the setbacks that I would inherit; just as I fear for the world that my future children will become heir to. […]

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“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the human race. “It was we, the […]

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The League of Women Voters (LWV) met at Hera Hub today to discuss how to capture key demographics and a few things in particular stood out.  While there was much to be said in regards to how important the female demographic is in elections, the 18-24 year olds are perhaps the most important consideration in […]

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FORBES LIST.  No introduction needed, right?  Being featured on Forbes is a surefire way to not only declare “ I HAVE ARRIVED” but “I AM CREDIBLE.”  Forbes is an international publication that monitors the marketplace for brilliant talent and tenacious business practices and of course the ever so needed, R.O.I.  Forbes not only publishes it’s […]

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