It’s no secret that businesswomen lead extraordinarily busy lives. Commitments between work and home have you stressed and pressed for time. Here are some resources sure to help exhilarate and advise you while hopefully saving your sanity. These are just a few of our favorites:
SBA.Gov—Women-Owned Businesses| We have always known there were benefits to being a woman. Now, here’s one more. The U.S. Government’s Women-Owned Business page provides information on assistance, grants, loans, training, and other resources to help you start or grow your own business.
MyPlate Calorie Counter| To be our best at work, we must pay attention to what we use to fuel our bodies. Now keeping track is a little easier. LiveStrong.com features MyPlate, a searchable nutrient and calorie counter application that helps you stay on track while keeping up with your daily demands. LiveStrong also has its own online community that aims to have users inspire one another to accomplish their fitness and wellness goals.
SheSpeaks| Do you ever want to tell a company what you really think of their new product? Now you can! SheSpeaks is an online community that acts as a focus group for companies to obtain opinions about their products before they hit the market. Fill out a profile and sign up for products that fit your interests. You will be selected to sample new products and tell the company exactly what you think. It’s simple and FREE!
Kiva| Doing good doesn’t mean spending a lot. Since November 2009, Kiva has provided loans to entrepreneurs across the globe on as little $25 per investment. If you are feeling competitive, join a team according to your geographic location. Beneficiaries repay their loans according to terms provided by Kiva like a regular bank. To date, the organization has facilitated more than $1.4 billion in loans.
ForbesWomen| Finally, the trusted, cutting-edge articles for which Forbes is known is available with a female twist. The best part: ForbesWomen is an e-zine. Access it anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop while saving a few trees.
*Information updated in July 2020.