Credit: Witthaya Phonsawat,
Credit: Witthaya Phonsawat,

Business owners are a particularly busy group of people — the work day never truly ends, which makes it really tough to keep up-to-date on the latest news in the entrepreneurial world.

That’s why we’ve combed the Internet in search of the most recent, most thought provoking, most interesting and most pertinent news items, op-eds and articles, and gathered our findings below.

So, settle in for your afternoon (or morning!) break with these articles, then tell us in the comments section — which ones did you find the most interesting? And, what are you usually reading with your daily cup of coffee?

10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs of the Decade
(Source: Kristina Zucchi, CFA for Investopedia)
“This list is in no particular order but strives to recognize women who have built a world-renowned brand through their own hard work and strong drive.”

How New York City Plans to Create 5,000 Female Entrepreneurs
(Source: Kristen Bellstrom for Fortune)
“A new program announced on Thursday by the de Blasio administration and Citigroup aims to provide … gratis services for 5,000 female New York City entrepreneurs.”

Wanted: Female Entrepreneurs
(Source: Parija Kavilanz for CNN Money)
“[B]y the end of next year, American Underground wants women and minority-led firms to make up more than 50% of its startups. (Currently, it’s 36% of the 225 startups.)”

Catalyzing the Power of Africa’s Youth
(Source: Stefanie Bauer for Next Billion)
“Africa’s growth story, increasing middle class and deepening domestic markets are creating a trifecta young entrepreneurs are leveraging for new business opportunities.”

An Oasis for Digital Start-Ups in Jamaica
(Source: The World Bank)
“… Jamaica is taking the first steps to becoming an international hub for digital innovation, the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean.”

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs and Crushing Tech Sexism at SXSW 2015
(Source: Shelley Zalis for The Huffington Post)
“[W]hen raising capital, is there something about women that makes us perform in a less entrepreneurial way?”

How the Myth of ‘Lone Warrior’ Entrepreneurs Penalizes Women
(Source: Sarah Thebaud for Raw Story)
“I find that women entrepreneurs are at a disadvantage because people are prone to doubt that they possess the kinds of traits and skills that we stereotypically associate with entrepreneurship.”