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Kimberly Dobbins: The Long Journey to Market for her All-Natural Snack Bar

Seven years after a corporate sabbatical inspired Simple Squares, Dobbins is close to turning a profit.

Business: Health Food Products

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Pat Law: Business Makes Clients Cool

A dramatic family crisis led Pat to quit her job in advertising and strike out on her own.

Business: Social Media Marketing

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Lysanne Tusar: A New Kind of Wine Business

Using innovative technology, Lysanne Tusar's winery produces local wine thousands of miles from the nearest vineyard.

Business: Urban Winery


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Ana Sortun: From Dishwasher to Head Chef

Ana Sortun, who owns three restaurants in greater Boston, discusses her rise in the kitchen.

Business: Restaurants

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Jody Adams: A Woman in the Kitchen

Chef Jody Adams counts Julia Child as her mentor. She talks about rising to the top of the male-dominated restaurant business.

Business: Restaurant

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Lucy Postins: The Honest Kitchen, Progressing the Pet Food Industry

The San Diego entrepreneur sells "human-grade" pet food, meaning you could grab a spoon and eat it with your pooch.

Business: Animal Food Products


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Alison Chung: The ‘Rain Woman’ Behind a Digital Detective Agency

The Chicago businesswoman parlayed a phenomenal gift for numbers into a computer forensics firm, Teamworks.

Business: Technology Consulting

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Ati Williams: Scrappy Broker Gambles on Flat Fees

The DC Home Buzz founder says she felt fearful making the change, but has seen her real estate listings triple.

Business: Real Estate

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Felena Hanson: Creating a Workspace for Women

The San Diego entrepreneur launched her co-working space business after surviving a near-fatal wreck.

Business: Female Coworking Spaces


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Adriana Rodriguez: A Bootstrapping Entrepreneur Builds a Bilingual Preschool

The Austin mom started a school to serve her bilingual Texas community.

Business: Bilingual School

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Traci Phillips: Cleaning Up Our E-Waste Mess

Loyal to her Native American roots, the Tulsa business owner is in the business of preserving Mother Earth with her company, Natural Evolutions.

Business: E-Waste Recycling

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Nina Vaca: A Billion Dollar Story

A Latina trailblazer resurrected her IT company, Pinnacle Technical Resources, from the ashes and turned it into a major industry player.

Business: IT Solutions


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Xiaoning Wang: From Mao to Manhattan

Born and raised in Beijing, the founder of ChinaSprout is selling what she knows best - Chinese culture.

Business: Cultural & Educational Products
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Sheela Murthy: Representing the American Dream

The entrepreneur's harrowing experience to get her green card led her to start her own immigration law firm.

Business: Legal Firm & Website


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Nada Kiblawi: From Refugee Camp to Successful Entrepreneur

A survivor of multiple wars, the founder of NHK Consulting has finally found safe haven and economic independence as an entrepreneur in the U.S.

Business: Engineering Consultancy

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Judi Townsend: Woman Entrepreneur Cashes in on Body Parts

The founder of Mannequin Maddness has been selling, renting and recycling mannequins for nearly 15 years.

Business: Recycling & Reuse


Lyn Lee: For Love of Chocolate and Children

The Singapore baker's love of chocolate inspired her to start a company that sold just one product.

Business: Baking Franchise


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Alma Jadallah: Immigrant Makes Peace, Near and Far

From hostile religious groups in Iraq to community boards, the 'Kommon Denominator' founder gets people to talk and resolve their problems.

Business: Conflict Resolution

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Joy Opfer: Woman Entrepreneur Turns Steel into Eco-Jewelry

The San Francisco businesswoman left her internet job to return to her steel industry roots and hand craft eco-jewelry, now worn by top celebrities.

Business: Hand-made Jewelry

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Laura Zander: Knitter Turns Hobby Into a Multi-Million $ Business

By keeping an eye on the bottom line, the Nevada business owner grew her tiny idea into a major success.

Business: Online Yarn & Fabrics


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Anna Chau: Hong Kong’s Queen of Restaurants

The Hong Kong restauranteur has spent the last 30 years working 14-hour days to build up her restaurant empire.

Business: Restaurant Chain

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Ana Perez: The Beauty of the Hair Salon

Ana Perez overcame her fear of failure to found her hair salon, Kika.

Business: Hair & Beauty Salon

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Hanny Lerner: Creating Fashion for Furniture

Hanny Lerner left her religious roots behind to found a chic furniture restoration company.

Business: Furniture Restoration