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Women Business Owners

The Consequences of Trying to do It All

Emily Hirsh | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Emily Hirsh

It's easy to get in to the mindset of checking off the to do lists. Moving from one to the next and always looking in to the future. If you just get this one thing done then maybe you'll be satisfied. But no. There's always more and there will always be more.

The Hidden Secrets to Success (Spoiler: There Are None)

Sarah Cannata | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Sarah Cannata

"Success doesn't come to you - you go to it." - Marva Collins Just the other day, an email landed in my inbox from a social media broadcaster. It ...

How 3 Women Satisfy Their Career Goals While Remaining Devoted Parents

Adina Evans | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Adina Evans

Allen continued to do this for seven years and became known by other mothers for her premade dinners. Women began to ask Allen for help with recipes but she never really considered her process to be a business concept.

From Legos to Business Plans: One of Three Inspiring Stories of How Three Women Satisfy their Career Goals while Remaining Devoted Parents

Adina Evans | Posted 11.29.2015 | Women
Adina Evans

I was recently given the opportunity to speak with three incredible mothers and business owners. When I learned about them, I was excited to share t...

Why Women Make Better Business Owners Than Men (and the Most Costly Pitfall That Holds Female Entrepreneurs Back)

David Finkel | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Later this month I've been invited to speak at the National Association of Women Business Owner's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on the subje...

4 Ways to Shift Your Brain and Get Fresh New Business Ideas

Maria Ross | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Maria Ross

If you're bored and new ideas just aren't coming to you, sounds like you need to shake things up. Here are four ways you can shift your thinking and generate creative business ideas -- not to mention contribute to your mental well-being.

Avoid Solopreneur Burnout: 3 Tips to Keep You Sane and Satisfied

Erin Hook Kelly | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Erin Hook Kelly

Starting to feel jaded? Frustrated? Beyond exhausted? If you're at the point where your to do list is more of a novel than an achievable list, and you aren't sure HOW you can get it all done, you're at risk of business burnout.

Passion: The Leading Motivation for Women Business Owners

David L. Brown | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
David L. Brown

When addressing the reasons that drive people to open a small business, it seems that we've always assumed women, specifically, leave corporate America to achieve a better work-life balance. A new survey of 300 women business owners (WBOs) suggests differently.

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

Maria Ross | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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?