A digital project showcasing entrepreneurial women around the world.

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Jaclyn Mullen of Jaclyn Mullen Media: Social Media for Small Businesses

"We're bootstrapping, working hard and committed to treating our customers like family."
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Natalie Cutler-Welsh of Go to Girl: Making Social Media Fun

"Success to me is about lifestyle design."
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Cheryl Frazer of DMVLINKUP.com: Sharing Opportunities with Others

"Success should not be measured in comparison to others, but rather by pursuing your own calling."

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Nicole McCullum of Captivate Designs, Inc.: Flexible, Supportive Graphic Design

"I wanted to help small business owners present a strong image for their business to be able to compete in the larger market."

Salma Jafri: Word PL–Content Marketing From Home

My biggest challenge is to keep my work momentum going with my many daily distractions. I must have laser-like focus & be able to work in short bursts of concentration-- & I have to train myself to do that every day.

Shanna Webb: Webb & Associates Public Relations – The Freedom of Entrepreneurship

For me success isn't defined by how much money I make but how much freedom I have to decide how much I want to make.

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Elizabeth Kraus: Be InPulse – Marketing Guidance for Small Business Owners

Small business owners use my annual marketing calendars for small business, salons and spas, restaurants or dental practices to launch a manageable multi-channel marketing effort.
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Deborah A. Culp: Journalist, Consultant & Photographer – From Surviving Tragedy to Finding Her Voice

Thank goodness, after 3 years that the rescue took, I jumped in with both feet to take advantage of my second chance.

Margaret Brown: The ANROMA Group — SocializeLA.com

I had an idea and I knew I could help other businesses. There was this unwavering passion in me that got me going, and kept me going.

The Story Exchange, Alisha Ramsey, Tellurvision

Alisha Ramsey: Tellurvision– Reinventing Her Career: Reporting From the Battleground in Bosnia to Entrepreneur And Chief Storyteller

Fast forward ten years, I decided to leave the Army to pursue my life long dream of owning my own business and telling stories.
The Story Exchange, Dana Furješová

Dana Furješová: SK-Linka– Entrepreneurship As A Way Of Life

To survive in business as a woman with a family and two children for 20 years.
The Story Exchange Andrea Talavaskova, PrimeLeverage

Andrea Talavaskova: Leverage– Entrepreneurship Instills Confidence

I wanted to apply and realize my own ideas, have flexibility, freedom in time and money, have no limits in any way and do things my own way, be independent and do what I like to do and do it on my own terms.

The Story Exchange, Ellen Didier, Red Sage Communications

Ellen Didier: Red Sage Communications– Passionate About Helping Small Businesses Succeed

I wanted to provide services that would help small businesses grow and succeed through effective marketing.
The Story Exchange, Jennifer Baum, Bullfrog & Baum

Jennifer Baum: Bullfrog & Baum– From One Bad Client To A Chain Of Successful Clients

There have been many successes throughout my 13 year tenure with Bullfrog & Baum but I have to say that when I first started my company I was in a cab driving up 6th Avenue.

Lynn Pechinski: 1st Straw Marketing & Promotions — Started a Business in Response to a Non-compete Agreement

[Success is] Business and personal life balance with the time, good health and financial resources to enjoy time with family and friends.

The Story Exchange, Sharon Davison, Red Sky Blue Water

Sharon Davison: Red Sky Blue Water– A “Can-Do-Anything” Attitude In Business

Wanted to put my money where my mouth was and build a better work environment with interesting projects, employees and customers.

Jana Talavaskova: Leverage — Living A Fulfilled Life As An Entrepreneur

I'm proud of who I became as a woman, an entrepreneur, a charity worker, a daughter, a girlfriend and a fitness freak - and reaching a necessary balance between all these areas.
The Story Exchange, Gay Warren Gaddis, T3

Gay Warren Gaddis: T3 — Cashed In IRA To Start Her Business

I had a better strategy for the ad business than my boss. Got mad because he wouldn't support my business plan, cashed in my $16,000 IRA and got to work in 1989.

The Story Exchange, Ida Cheinman, Substance151

Ida Cheinman: Substance151– A Company With A Social Conscience

I founded Substance151 with the vision to create a company with a conscience – where success is measured not only on its profitability, but also on its environmental and social impact.
The Story Exchange, Paige Arnof Fenn, Mavens & Moguls

Paige Arnof-Fenn: Mavens & Moguls– Tackling Marketing Problems

I joke that I am the Accidental Entrepreneur who started my firm right after 9/11 when marketing was cut from everyone's budget.
The Story Exchange, Becky Breshears, Plan Ahead Events Boise

Becky Breshears: Plan Ahead Events Boise– Knowing Personal Limits & Asking For Help

When the economy took its toll and I no longer was employed, I wanted to create a job for myself that I could be passionate about and have a lot of fun with.

Shavannia Williams, Heels and Hearts, The Story Exchange

Shavannia Williams: Heels & Helmets — Teaching The Language Of Sports To Women In Business

We utilize sports philosophies to build confidence in professional women, and strengthen their relationship building and leadership skills.
Stephanie Heinatz, Consociate Media, The Story Exchange

Stephanie Heinatz: Consociate Media– Storytelling For Good Causes

Whether working on assignment in my small, Virginia hometown, or in remote areas of East Africa or war-torn Iraq, I believed one thing – stories are the most powerful way to reach people and inspire change.
Michele Waldman, Max Your Media, The Story Exchange

Michele Waldman: Max Your Media– Maximizing The Most Out Of Life

This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it allowed me to devote my full time to my longtime dream of building a business to satisfy the growing need of small businesses for online marketing.