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A startup out of Emerson College wants to give entrepreneurial educations to low-income women in Boston.

The consulting firm, called HerLaunch, will provide access to business resources and mentorship in a four-month program to help women launch their own ventures. Founder Manisha Tolani won first place with the idea at Emerson’s 10th annual E3 Expo last week.More →

The Startup Institute hosted an event on Tuesday called Amazing Women, Honest Conversations, with Diane Hessan, the career accelerator’s dynamic new chief executive serving as moderator for the evening.  Meredith Davies, a Startup Institute student in the “Web Development” track came up with the idea — a way to let women leaders in high-growth companies talk about the challenges and opportunities they face.More →

This post originally appeared at Entrepreneur.com.

Entrepreneurs are leaders who can see into the future with inspired vision, championing highly competent teams to make the seemingly impossible possible. That is the intent at least. There are times when you may feel overwhelmed, work harder instead of smarter and generally fear that you’re doing it wrong. The truth is, whether you would like to admit it or not, entrepreneurs and executives have blind spots — everyone has them.

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Whether a week at the shore or just a quiet Friday afternoon away from the algorithms, summer is a great time to catch up on reading. You’ll find below a grab-bag of book suggestions – old and new – for entrepreneurs, from Pulitzer Prize-winning titles and the new new thing to “big picture” reading and pure escapism.More →

This post originally appeared at Entrepreneur.com.

America is in the midst of an entrepreneurial renaissance. Incubators are popping up everywhere, investors are coming out of the woodwork. America, pat yourself on the back! Life-long corporate employees are quitting their jobs to strike out on their own. People are starting businesses with the potential to bring countless benefits that no one can predict, assuming of course, the startup survives the transition to a thriving business. The process is not what it looks like.More →