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6 Ways to Describe What You Do When You Can't

Maria Ross | Posted 04.08.2015 | Small Business
Maria Ross

When asked any variation of "What do you do?" you have to have an answer ready. Even if you're just starting out on a project. Even if you've only written Chapter One. Even if you are launching your business two months from now.

3 Reasons Why Marketing Technologists Are Your Next Hire

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 04.03.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Marketing is becoming more tech-savvy than the IT department. According to CIO Magazine CMOs are going to spend more than CIOs on technology, software and services.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

Self-Employed? Kiss Your Vacations Goodbye

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've been self-employed for the majority of my 22 years in financial services. And I really wouldn't have it any other way. But once you leave working for someone else, you no longer get those paid sick days or vacation days.

Will This Be the Year of the Female CEO?

Nellie Akalp | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

My hope is that by the time my two daughters and two sons reach adulthood, we can stop talking about the number of female CEOs and the pay gap will be closed once and for all.

Boosting Women-Owned Businesses Will Boost the Economy

Claudia Viek | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Claudia Viek

Women-owned businesses can be found in all industries and sizes, but many of them are hidden in plain sight in home-based enterprises. These small businesses are making a difference in local economies -- even those run from the family dining room table.

How to Raise $1.8 Million in 17 Days

John Bowen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

In the life of a driven entrepreneur, a trial-by-fire moment can set the stage for big success.

Celebration Women's Small Business Month

Kristie Arslan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

As we celebrate Women's Small Business Month this October, it is important to highlight the progress women business owners have made but also shed light on challenges they continue to face.

No-Nonsense Training Equips Women Entrepreneurs for Success

Kim Harris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Small Business
Kim Harris

When it comes to running a well-oiled business of any kind, the success of it comes from how well the business owner was trained for that success. Fo...

Another Gender Gap: Business Ownership

Claudia Viek | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Claudia Viek

Women-owned businesses are booming, starting at three times the rate for men. But imagine a world where women had equal access to capital, a fair shot at government procurement and capacity to grow beyond $500,000 in revenue, and the economic potential is far more exciting.

Women Entrepreneurs: Stop Being Nice!

Kathleen Dorsey | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Kathleen Dorsey

I have been an entrepreneur for 16 years and I am JUST starting to learn not to be so nice. I know what you may be thinking. I have used a provocative title to draw you in to read my post.

Meet 10 Young Women to Watch in 2014

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

The Story Exchange's first ever list of Young Women to Watch shows a crop of female entrepreneurs who are shaking up traditional industries, spearheading social change and driving advances in medicine, technology and even transportation.

A Tech Entrepreneur's No. 1 Tip for Success: Deliver

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 06.13.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Two decades ago, as the World Wide Web came on the scene, Jeanette Hernandez Prenger saw an opportunity and started an information-technology consul...

Military Mom's 'KinderJam' Program Inspired by Autistic Son

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 06.10.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Brown developed the KinderJam program in 2008, focusing on tactile learning for young children, and has used her connections within the military community to license her classes to teachers in 15 states and 10 countries.

Over 9 Million Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S. and Counting!

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

For many mothers, starting their own business is the best way to fulfill their professional aspirations without the typical constraints of a corporate job.

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Don't Just Lean in, Step Up

Sam Horn | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Sam Horn

When someone at work asks you to share your hard-won wisdom with other women employees, do you balk and take yourself out of the game?

1,000 Stories: Sharing Women's Startup Experiences

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Female entrepreneurs report not being able to find funding at all, which could also be linked to gender bias. U.S. women who seek first-year financing receive about 80 percent less capital than men, according to research funded by the Kauffman Foundation.

How Much Do Female Business Owners Make?

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 12.25.2013 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Does it pay to be in business for yourself -- especially if you're a woman? Recent data suggest yes, it does. The Fall 2013 Small Business Monitor, a ...

Motherhood in the Workplace: I Was Asked to Tone-Down the 'Mommy Thing'

Nicole Dash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nicole Dash

My children are everything to me and being a mother is a huge part of my identity. It has been for almost 15 years. That is except for the one year I was asked by my former boss, who also happened to be a woman, to tone down the "mommy thing."

5 Guiding Principles From Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Anjali Varma | Posted 12.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Every speaker reiterated the importance of confidence in your idea, your vision and how you convey yourself to the business community. Many also reinforced exuding this confidence whether you have it or not.

A Case for Fearlessness for Small Business Owners

Elizabeth Ippolito | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Ippolito

For small business owners, being aware of risks and potential problems is important. But that information can either fuel our innovation and creativity or stifle it. It's our choice. Thinking outside of the box is risky, but it's what keeps us from becoming stagnant and irrelevant.

7 Secrets Of Super-Productive Female Entrepreneurs

Claire Mitchell | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Claire Mitchell

Many women business owners suffer from 'little old me' syndrome which is no help when you're trying to be super-productive.

Afghan and Rwandan Women Learn Entrepreneurial Skills From U.S. Mentors

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 09.20.2013 | Impact
Susan Wilson Solovic

Entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda are spending three weeks in the United States, gaining valuable skills and insight they can use to build and expand their own businesses, as well as to train others in their communities to do the same.

The First 30 Days Inside a Startup: An Interview With Sheila Darcey

Carrie Yury | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

BeyondCurious recently had a new addition to our team: the fabulous Sheila Darcey. Since Sheila has such a fresh perspective on what it's like working at a startup, I wanted to get her thoughts on her first 30 days.