Advice & insights for women in business.
2018’s Top 10 Year-End Planning Ideas for Business Owners
For businesses, the centerpiece of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that was signed into law on December 22, 2017, was a permanent reduction of the corporate tax rate to a flat 21%. It also permanently repealed the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT). The intricacies of the new pass-through business income deduction are being clarified through Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance.
What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Succession Planning
Succession planning is key to the long-term vision for your business. Whether you need a short-term or long-term plan or both, thinking through how you want your business run in your absence should be part of your vision.
Should You Market the Fact that Your Business Is Woman-Owned?
Women-owned businesses employ nearly 9 million people in the United States along and generate more than $1.7 trillion in revenue. Your women-owned status could offer you significant advantages in your marketing strategy.
Key4Women Financial Confidence Survey
The economy is booming, capital spending is up, and business optimism indexes are setting records. Confidence in general may be high, but are women business owners and executives as upbeat? Women leaders are a vital and growing part of the business community, and Key4Women believes it is essential to understand their perspectives.
The Road to Business Success Begins with Knowing the Numbers
Ivy Slater was a successful business owner, popular speaker and highly credentialed mentor when she first considered her fourth career avenue. Slater recognized much of her career was built with the help of strong, female mentorship, and she wanted to put what she learned from these women on paper. So she did.
Investing for the Future: What Women Need to Consider
As women begin to invest for their future, they should first answer these six basic questions to help ensure they are poised to achieve their retirement goals.
How Women Can Work Together to Pave the Way to the C-Suite
This whitepaper shares insights on how women can defy the statistics, restructure a company’s organizational structure, and put themselves in a better position to succeed.
Recruiting More Women Employees to Your Business
Learn about why it's more crucial than ever to hire and promote women employees into leadership roles to help your company improve its bottom line.
Being a Certified Woman-Owned Business Can Help Grow Your Company
If you are a woman who owns a business, there's an advantage to getting certified on both the federal and local levels. The government and large corporations are the largest buyers of goods and services and often award contracts specifically to women. What is the purpose of being certified? What are the advantages? What do you need to do to become certified? What is the difference between being certified as a Women-Owned Small Business and Woman Business Enterprise?
Current Trends for Women-Owned Businesses
Women-owned businesses are on the rise – and their numbers have grown significantly over the past 20 years. Of over 29 million small businesses operating across the United States, women-owned businesses account for approximately 39%. Read our whitepaper to learn what the future holds for these operations.
From Paper Route to Telecommunications: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Margaret Smith
Hard work has never been foreign to Margaret Smith. She has always been hustling. It’s no surprise that a strong work ethic eventually brought Margaret to start her own telecommunications company, Airosmith. It’s also no surprise that this business was one of Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America in 2017 and Margaret’s success was awarded earlier this year, recieiving the KeyBank Capital Region Key4Women® Achieve Award. Read our latest whitepaper to learn more about Margaret’s journey.
Celebrating National Women's Small Business Month
Key4Women is proud to celebrate National Women's Small Business Month and recognize the accomplishments of female entrepreneurs.