Carla Thompson, a former Silicon Valley marketing executive launched Sharp Skirts this past May in order to fill what she considered a gap in the information and support made available to female entrepreneurs. The knowledge-based network aims to connect women in the know to women seeking advice with starting and running their own businesses. The company, which circulated the expertise of its founders and members through a series of offline and online community events, met with such positive feedback that it in itself has emerged as a start-up seeking to broaden its horizons.
As of Tuesday, September 21st Thompson has launched a forum that allows members both with considerable experience and without, to engage in online discussions. Current topics include charging clients for social media campaigns, the necessity of traditional business plans, and Facebook’s potential role in promoting a business. Users can also participate in “swarms,” which are real-time, online brainstorms over a singular business issue.
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