Women Entrepreneurship Booming In America

Melissa Welch here at Growthink flagged the below: 

1) women-led firms are the fastest growing sector of new ventures in the US, growing five times faster than all new firms between 1997-2006.
2) venture backed startups run by women use on average, 40 percent less captial than startups run by men

Energy Leading Business Innovation

Another great client meeting planned for today at the Growthink offices - the subject hydroponic lighting that is just as powerful as higher wattage competitors but with lower wattage needs.  Energy consumption is certainly driving a number of our client projects at this moment.

Upcoming Webcast: Middle Market Navigation in Uncertain Times

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From: The Deal LLC <Events@thedeal.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 2:45 PM
Subject: Upcoming Webcast: Middle Market Navigation in Uncertain Times
To: jay.turo@growthink.com



Dear Jay,


This is the type of headline that dealmakers have become accustomed to recently when considering the strength of the middle market. However, given the economic volatility and regulatory uncertainty, many dealmakers are freezing their positions and taking a step back in their current activity to gain some perspective for the future. Challenges that exist across the middle market begin with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) challenging Boeing on bringing jobs to South Carolina, the upcoming Obama health-care reform going into effect in just 16 months time and availability of credit for the middle once the regulations from Dodd-Frank are fully flushed out.

On Thursday, October 12, 2011 at 2pm EST, The Deal LLC will host a webcast that will shed light on these middle market challenges as well as identifying the latest valuation methods for targets across this sector. Join The Deal’s middle market editor, John Blakeley as he gathers a panel of leading experts to analyze the prospects and pitfalls that could impact your deal activity for a sector that is considered by many to be the secret to putting us back on solid economic footing. Our executive board for this webcast will include:

  • Tyler Zachem, Managing Director, MidOcean Partners
  • Alison Ressler, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Robert Filek, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Transaction Advisory Services Group, FTI Consulting
  • Date: Thursday, October 12, 2011 – 2pm EST/11am PDT
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