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Interview with WomensNet

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Taisir El-Souessi
Interview with Women’s Net

As a female entrepreneur, I am of course interested in opportunities that support the growth of women in business. I reached out the advisory board of Women’s Net for this interview. It is comprised of several female entrepreneurs and they offer grants to women-owned businesses. See below for their thoughts on choosing recipients and on women in business.
You can find out more about them at https://ambergrantsforwomen.com/about-us/

1. When an entrepreneur comes to you for funding, what are the most important traits you look for before considering them as a potential grant recipient?

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Insight into Salary & Wages: SME Interview with a former HR Business Manager

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Tasha D (preferred not to disclose full name) was formerly employed as a Business Manager (BM) for a human resource department of a major non –profit organization. Amongst other duties, Tasha was responsible for time keeping and payroll, purchasing, processing new hires and terminations and was involved in budgeting and determining salary and wages. Tasha has over 8 years of business management experience. The following is from an interview with Tasha, in which – based on her experience as a BM, she shares insight, advice and tips about salary and wages that can prove useful to employers and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Determining Salary and Wages:
In Tasha’s experience salary and wages are determined based on a number of factors; average salary for title/position within the industry, level of skills and knowledge required- including level of education, and level/years of experience. Tasha indicated although former salary is often requested on a job application, in her experience it is rarely considered in determining salary and is asked to assess whether or not former positon is in line with average salary, and if candidate knows their worth (know what they should be paid). Likewise, a request for “desired salary” is asked for the same reasons. Tasha’s experience in determining “fair” salary and wages involved use of a weighed system. Tasha indicated, each position had a salary range. Where a candidate placed within the range was determined by how factors (requirements) were met.

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ENT600-50 SME Interview of Megan Milar by Kristen Gaul

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Interview of Megan Milar by Kristen Gaul 9/26/16

I took a relaxed, informal but professional approach to my interview of Megan Milar. Megan is a life-long friend of a co-worker and close friend of mine. I have been hearing about Megan and her business ventures for years but had never met or spoken with her prior to this interview. We happen to live within a few minutes of each other so we met at the neighborhood coffee shop in Montgomery (Cincinnati) Ohio.

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