Friday, October 27, 2006

Update on Amy Millman

Amy Millman is the founder and president of Springboard Enterprises. Springboard is a national non-profit organization which accelerates women's access to the equity markets. They provide programs which educate, showcase and support women entrepreneurs as they seek equity capital and grow their companies.

Millman was recently profiled in USA Today. To read more about her fascinating background, read the article.

Want more? Listen to some of the many things that Amy Millman has shared with eClips.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Kevin McGovern Named 2007 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

"That's what business is all about. It's not about exotic mystical special formulas - it's about executing fundamentals." - Kevin McGovern quote in eClips

Kevin McGovern may not have a mystical formula - but he certainly knows how to execute. McGovern was just named 2007 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year.

McGovern has been a frequent contributor to eClips and has shared stories from his extensive professional experiences ranging from nanotechnology ventures to founding the SoBe beverage company.

Listen to some of the many things that Kevin McGovern has shared with eClips.

Read the press release announcing the McGovern's selection.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Planning ahead?

"Never wrote a business plan. I think this was a mistake - we were so wired down in servicing our customers, that we had no time to service ourselves."

- Mike Pratico, Founder, Davanita Design, LLC

Everyone has heard the war stories of businesses that were funded on the strength of a business plan jotted down on a cocktail napkin. Those legends lead many to ask the question of whether writing out a business plan is worth the time and effort.

We have compiled over 40 clips of entrepreneurs and experts sounding off on the theme: Business Plans - Waste of Time or Sound Investment?

Whether you agree or disagree, their opinions will undoubtedly make you think!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Women In The Boardroom

On October 9, 2006, Carly Fiorina, former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, released her memoir, Tough Choices. The book discussed her career and her views on such issues as what constitutes a leader, how women can thrive in business and the role technology will continue to play in reshaping our world.

In Tough Choices, Fiorina writes about her triumphs and failures, her deepest fears and most painful confrontations...including her sudden and very public firing by HP’s board of directors.

Our collection contains comments from many female contributors on topics ranging from Gender-Based Discrimination to the challenges facing Working Moms.

Fiorina's memoir encouraged us to add a new theme: Do You Have To Act Like A Man To Get To The Boardroom?. Take a look and see if you agree!