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Promise and Peril for Businesses Facing Gentrification

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, like many urban areas in America, is experiencing an influx of wealthier newcomers and rising rents. How are local female entrepreneurs navigating the breakneck pace of change?

Candice Helfand-RogersPromise and Peril for Businesses Facing Gentrification
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Young Entrepreneurs in the Age of Obamacare

We asked young entrepreneurs at a Brooklyn coworking space what access to insurance through the Affordable Care Act has meant for them — and what they’ll do if a Republican-promised repeal means it’s taken away.

Riva RichmondYoung Entrepreneurs in the Age of Obamacare
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TSE Quick Take: Diversity Among Venture Capitalists

A U.S. Small Business Administration report on gender and minority representation inside venture-capital firms confirms that investor diversity is good for women business owners.

Candice Helfand-RogersTSE Quick Take: Diversity Among Venture Capitalists
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TSE Quick Take: Business Ownership for Black Women

Black female entrepreneurs are starting up at higher rates than any other group. A new report looks at why — and examines the hurdles they face in growing their firms.

Candice Helfand-RogersTSE Quick Take: Business Ownership for Black Women
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Scaling Up: When Equity Matters

Meet three women entrepreneurs who took on the male-dominated world of equity investing and got cash infusions to expand their companies under terms just right for them.

Riva RichmondScaling Up: When Equity Matters
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TSE Quick Take: New U.S. Stats on Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its first-ever Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, showing women own 20% of firms with paid employees — but contribute only 4% of employer-firm sales.

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Scaling Up: When Debt is a Good Four-Letter Word

Many women business owners believe debt is “bad,” but it can be a very good thing for entrepreneurs who want to expand their reach, without giving up ownership or control to an equity investor.

Riva RichmondScaling Up: When Debt is a Good Four-Letter Word
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Scaling Up: When Cash is Queen

Laura Zander has relied on cash and cash alone to build a $9 million business. For her, getting scale has been more about honing product strategy and organizational chops than injecting capital, she says.

Riva RichmondScaling Up: When Cash is Queen
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TSE Quick Take: Urban Entrepreneurship

A recent report looks at the benefits of entrepreneurship for women in New York City – and offers lessons for policymakers everywhere.

Candice Helfand-RogersTSE Quick Take: Urban Entrepreneurship