Posted by Liz Fuller on August 13, 2007
Kathryn Birky is already an amazing Woman Entrepreneur even though she is still in college. In fact she became an entrepreneur at the age of 12, when she and her brother decided to launch a lawn mowing business, using a lawn mower powered by a pony!! Yes, Kathryn’s business was “green” long before “being green” was cool!
Over the years, Kathryn’s entrepreneurial passion for the environment has caused her to receive international attention. She was even selected to represent the US at the United Nation’s International Children’s Conference on the Environment!
Kathryn’s devotion to environmentally conscious entrepreneurship continues to this day. In an article in the Mennonite Weekly Review, Kathryn explained her current aspiration to become an independent environmental writer, ” If I can convince individual readers to make their everyday decisions with this awareness in mind, their united actions will create a greener world and a brighter future.”
Kathryn recently received a $24,000 scholarship from the National Association for Self-Employed based on the business plan for her lawn mowing enterprise and her experience running it for her entire teenage years. Scholarships are open to all children of NASE members.
This is a heartwarming story of a young woman using her intuition, her passion and her talent to make the world a better place. She is an inspiration for all Women Entrepreneurs who want to make a difference as well as make a living.
As Kathryn states, “An entrepreneur is a visionary: they see opportunities for improvement in a society that other people haven’t noticed yet.”
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Posted by Liz Fuller on August 7, 2007
If you would like to spend more time providing your services to clients, and earning money in your business, and less time generating leads (and who wouldn’t??) then consider aligning yourself with HireMyMom.com.
HireMyMom.com was founded by Lesley Spencer Pyle (who calls herself the Chief Executive Mom). Lesley has been working in the “work at home Mom niche” for over 12 years.
Clients contact HireMyMom.com when they are looking to contract work or projects. HireMyMom.com sends the requests to their members via email. Members apply directly with their contact info and resumes. Once hired, they are paid directly from the client in exchange for services. Member fee to HireMyMom.com is $99 per year or $29 per quarter.
Clients request services in the following areas: administrative, research, writing, graphic design, editing, accounting, web design, customer service, virtual assisting, coaching, sales, marketing, public relations, bookkeeping, legal, desktop publishing, creative arts, medical billing, ecommerce, strategic planning, database development, payroll, human resources, etc.
To be eligible to join HireMyMom.com, you should have:
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Posted by Liz Fuller on August 5, 2007
The link below gives a list of 100 blogs that are valuable for Women Entrepreneurs to read.
Categories include: Raising Capital, Managing Debt and Risks, Managing Staff, Venture Capitalists, Productivity, Small Business, General Interest, Marketing, Young Entrepreneurs, and StartUps.
It’s too soon to hope that MoreThanWEKnow would make the list – but perhaps WE can be #101!!
In the meantime, I don’t know about you, but it looks like I’ve got a lot of reading to do!!
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