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Advice & Tips

Interested in starting a business or growing the one you have? Explore our articles offering advice and tips for women entrepreneurs, as well as select resources curated by our editors, for every stage of the entrepreneurial journey.

Choosing Entrepreneurship

Thinking about starting your own business? What does becoming an entrepreneur really mean? Before you invest your time, energy and savings into a small business, find out about the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship.

Dianna Flett during the change of command ceremony.

Remembering Those Who Served: 7 Companies Run By Female Veterans

This Veterans Day, celebrate the women who served our country. Here’s a list of female veterans who started their own businesses.

Top 10 Industries for U.S. Women Business Owners

What are women entrepreneurs passionate about? Take a look at which industries women are starting businesses in, and how they’re making an impact.

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An Immigrant Founder Uses Food to Lift Up Her Latino Community

Paty Funegra of La Cocina VA has raised $2 million to turn her community kitchen into an incubator, a café and a place of hope for struggling immigrants.

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Startup Basics

You know entrepreneurship is for you. But what are the steps to starting a business -- and what's the best business to start? We've got answers to all your questions, including how to find great small business ideas, choose a name and write a business plan, in our startup basics library.

Your board of directors plays an integral role in your business. (Credit: pixabay)

How to Put Together a Nonprofit Board of Directors

Expert Deborah Sweeney says a founder should look for these qualifications when choosing a board of directors for a social enterprise.

This Career Coach and CEO Helps ‘Ladies Get Paid’

Claire Wasserman founded her organization in 2016 to help women thrive at work. Now, the group is 50,000 members strong and about to host its third annual conference.

Immigrant entrepreneur Anna Metselitsa is growing successful ecommerce business Haute Rogue through sheer determination and online business smarts. (Credit: Haute Rogue)

5 Tips and Tricks on How to Start an Ecommerce Business, From Those Who Did It

Thinking of launching an online business? First, get some advice from those who are virtually – and literally – thriving in the ecommerce world.

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Finding Support & Guidance

Finding a mentor and learning how to network is critical to business success. Peer advisory groups can help you make better business decisions. As you grow your company, you'll want to tap the expertise of successful women entrepreneurs who have already navigated the entrepreneurial journey.

Padma Lakshmi selected four finalists and a grand prize winner for the Stacy's Rise Project. (Credit: Flickr)

Why Padma Lakshmi Handed $100,000 to This ‘Delicious’ Plant-Based Dessert Maker

The Top Chef host helped select Hannah Hong of Hakuna Brands to receive the top honor in the Stacy’s Rise Project contest.

Kenyan marathoner Brigid Kosgei repeated an inspirational mantra to herself ahead of her record-breaking performance in the 2019 Chicago Marathon. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The 4 Words That Sparked a Record-Breaking Marathon Run

Runner Brigid Kosgei motivated herself to shatter a world record in the 2019 Chicago Marathon with this inspirational mantra.

Forever 21, the fast-fashion chain that filed for bankruptcy, offers a model for how big retailers may need to rethink business for the digital age. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Forever 21: Can This Daughter Help Save Her Family’s Now-Bankrupt Business?

Linda Chang, whose parents founded the fast-fashion chain, saw the company flourish in the early aughts. But the rise of online shopping and the decline of malls have proven too challenging.

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Business Funding

If you want information about small business funding, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up the most common sources of funding for startups, from friends and family money to Kickstarter campaigns, from SBA loans to venture capital. You'll also find some information about small business grants for women.

This Founder Was Having a Bad Day When She Got a Surprise Phone Call — and $100,000

After taking home the grand prize in a competition — and praise from Padma Lakshmi — Hannah Hong will put the seed money toward building her startup.

Padma Lakshmi selected four finalists and a grand prize winner for the Stacy's Rise Project. (Credit: Flickr)

Why Padma Lakshmi Handed $100,000 to This ‘Delicious’ Plant-Based Dessert Maker

The Top Chef host helped select Hannah Hong of Hakuna Brands to receive the top honor in the Stacy’s Rise Project contest.

A recession can sink even the most titanic businesses, so make sure you're prepped and ready if the economy takes a turn for the worse. (Credit: Unsplash)

How To Successfully Lead Through A Recession

Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation.com guides you through keeping your business afloat in rough waters.

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Branding & Marketing

It's time to shout it from the rooftops! You've got a great product or service. But how do you get publicity -- and how do you find customers? Read about small business marketing strategies, from social media and public relations to SEO and email marketing.

This Founder Was Having a Bad Day When She Got a Surprise Phone Call — and $100,000

After taking home the grand prize in a competition — and praise from Padma Lakshmi — Hannah Hong will put the seed money toward building her startup.

Padma Lakshmi selected four finalists and a grand prize winner for the Stacy's Rise Project. (Credit: Flickr)

Why Padma Lakshmi Handed $100,000 to This ‘Delicious’ Plant-Based Dessert Maker

The Top Chef host helped select Hannah Hong of Hakuna Brands to receive the top honor in the Stacy’s Rise Project contest.

Kids making packages for the troops for Operation Shoebox (Credit: Joint Base San Antonio, Airman 1st Class Alexis Siekert)

These Military Moms Want Your Leftover Halloween Candy

To support the troops, women entrepreneurs founded organizations that send care packages full of your extra treats.

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Managing Your Business

It takes a lot more than great ideas to run a strong company. Smart entrepreneurs have a keen sense of business management. Increase your knowledge in areas like finance, markets, human resources, communication, technology and business policy and strategy.

Heading into a new year? Make sure to plan to budget! (Credit: mohamed_hassan, Pixabay)

Your 2020 Small Business Budget Planner: 5 Things to Remember

Don’t forget how pay raises, new taw rules and the cost of gas can impact your small business’s financial planning for the year ahead.

“This is Channel 4 living its remit, normalizing a taboo subject by making it more visible,” Alex Mahon, Channel 4’s chief executive, said of the network's moves to support menopausal employees. (Credit: Enders Analysis, Vimeo)

Finally, a Company Cares About Menopausal Women. No Surprise Its CEO Is a Woman

A British television station is showing the world how businesses can care for employees going through menopause.

Professional women learned how to advance their careers at a recent event.

3 Ways Women in Tech Can Find Success

More women are starting tech companies, but barriers remain. At a recent Ellevate Network event, panelists shared candid stories about how to overcome challenges in the workplace.

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Growth Strategies

Whether you want to grow steadily as a lifestyle business or achieve rapid growth as an investor-backed startup, we can show you how successful women entrepreneurs have done it. What's your growth strategy?

This Founder Was Having a Bad Day When She Got a Surprise Phone Call — and $100,000

After taking home the grand prize in a competition — and praise from Padma Lakshmi — Hannah Hong will put the seed money toward building her startup.

She’s Built an Innovative Jewelry App, Thanks to Social-Media Stars and Augmented Reality

Nadia Lee’s Kollectin has signed up 5,000 influencers and shipped 10,000 units of product.

Immigrant entrepreneur Anna Metselitsa is growing successful ecommerce business Haute Rogue through sheer determination and online business smarts. (Credit: Haute Rogue)

5 Tips and Tricks on How to Start an Ecommerce Business, From Those Who Did It

Thinking of launching an online business? First, get some advice from those who are virtually – and literally – thriving in the ecommerce world.

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Becoming a Leader

You don't have to be born with leadership skills. You can learn them. Whether you're an introvert or extrovert, you can learn everything you need to know about decision making, public speaking and managing people with finesse.

This Founder Was Having a Bad Day When She Got a Surprise Phone Call — and $100,000

After taking home the grand prize in a competition — and praise from Padma Lakshmi — Hannah Hong will put the seed money toward building her startup.

Dianna Flett during the change of command ceremony.

Remembering Those Who Served: 7 Companies Run By Female Veterans

This Veterans Day, celebrate the women who served our country. Here’s a list of female veterans who started their own businesses.

Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder of digital investment firm Ellevest, talked to women about the importance of investing their money.

‘We’re More Badass’ — Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder of Ellevest, Urges More Women to Invest Their Money

Krawcheck gave an impassioned speech at the Get Money Get Paid conference, hosted by the networking group Ladies Get Paid.

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Work & Life

The juggle is real. Learn from other women entrepreneurs about how they manage work-life balance. It's too easy to be a workaholic when you're an entrepreneur, so read about stress management techniques, how to spot burnout symptons and how to plan a vacation.

Women entrepreneurs: mistakes happen! And if Disney can survive them, so can you. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

1 Lesson Women Entrepreneurs Can Learn From That Less-Than-Perfect Disney+ Debut

Mistakes happen – as mass media giant Disney learned when its new streaming service experienced significant technical difficulties on its first day. If they can rise above it, so can you.

Professional women learned how to advance their careers at a recent event.

3 Ways Women in Tech Can Find Success

More women are starting tech companies, but barriers remain. At a recent Ellevate Network event, panelists shared candid stories about how to overcome challenges in the workplace.

It’s been a long road for Monica Lewinsky. But over time, she appears to have found strength and clarity in using her voice to speak out. We've detailed some takeaways from her journey. (Credit: TED Conference, Flickr)

3 Lessons in Reclaiming Your Power from Monica Lewinsky

Post-political scandal, Monica Lewinsky has established herself as an activist, public speaker – and now, an “American Crime Story” television producer.

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