Learning To Code, Grants for Women-Owned Businesses & More Reading List Highlights

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.


1. 11 Grants for Women-Owned Businesses You Need to Know About

By Victoria Treyger – Entrepreneur Magazine

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship

Curators: Lorel Sim, Babs Lee, Lilibeth Gangas

This has been circulated since July 2015, but is still a great piece to refer to if you want to start a business without giving away equity from the start but still need capital. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cnm1T5


2. Prince’s Estate Signs With Universal Music Publishing

By Jem Aswad – Billboard

Digest: Music

Curator: Katie Chase

“Since his death on April 21, Prince has sold 1.95 million albums and 4.9 million song downloads in the U.S. through the week ending Oct. 6, according to Nielsen Music.” Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cnlju5


3. Learning To Code: For My 14-Year-Old Niece

By Melinda Byerley

Digest: Startup

Curators: Zubin Chagpar, Chris McCann

“Although the sites I’m sending you are friendly to girls, and especially to teens, there’s a lot of evidence that screen names which are obviously female encounter more troublemakers.” Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cnksVT


4. 10 Reference Guides on How to Avoid Email Spam Filters

By Tim Bourquin – After Offers

Digest: Small Business

Curators: Marc Prosser, Michael Heiligenstein

Are you a business owner who is having trouble getting past the spam filters of your customers’ emails? As long as you do things legally, there are some good tips you can follow that will enable you to get past the spam filters and get your message to your target audience. One such example is to actively clean your mailing list, and to also stay away from keywords that are actively used by spam filters to weed out the junk.

To help with this process, we’ve listed some of the best resources, guides and blog posts on how to avoid those pesky spam filters. After reading through each of the references below, be sure to put in the time to actually implement these methods into your existing mailing list. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cnazo9


5. The Best Work Perk: Getting Your Evenings and Weekends Back

By Jeanne Sahadi – CNN

Digest: HR & Employee Experience

Curator: Philip Alexander

Jason Fried, Co-founder & CEO of Basecamp, has asked other founders to sign a “Work Can Wait” pledge, encouraging people to stay mindful at work and limit hours to 40 a week. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cneDDz


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