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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.

The Climate is Right for New Inventions That Help the Environment — All Made By Women

Judges of the Women4Climate Tech Challenge announced four winners who are tackling climate change through their innovative products.

Women at the NAWBO conference during the Before Times.

Conference for Women Business Owners Confronts Pandemic Realities Head On

The annual gathering of the National Association of Women Business Owners looks a little different this year.

Violette de Ayala. (Photo credit: Courtney Ortiz)

Why These 6 Women Are Optimistic About Business in 2020 — And Beyond

Sure, there’s a lot to be down about. But women entrepreneurs are also seeing new business opportunities in a changed world.

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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.

KETOS

Her Startup Aims to Make Water Safer and Cleaner

Meena Sankaran is the founder of Ketos, a water analytics startup that aims to detect toxins and leaks in the water supply.

Jennifer Hill, lawyer in Hoboken, N.J., was inspired by the pandemic to launch WeVoteByMail.org. (Credit: Courtesy of Jennifer Hill)

She’s Making It Easy for Millennials to Vote by Mail

Jennifer Hill launched WeVoteByMail.org to encourage younger generations to request mail-in ballots or register to vote. 

The anti-flammable, antimicrobial hijab offered from AmorSui.

Turning PPE Into Something Stylish and Inclusive

Beau Wangtrakuldee, founder of AmorSui, developed antimicrobial clothing for female scientists — and, now, health care workers.

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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.

Sarah Thankam Mathews started Bed-Stuy Strong in March to combat food insecurity in the historically Black neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

Amid Pandemic Hunger Crisis, Entrepreneurial Women Work to Combat Food Insecurity

With a mix of savvy and compassion, these socially conscious women are lending a helping hand as more people go hungry during Covid-19.

Hello Alice co-founder Carolyn Rodz driving to pick up products purchased from small businesses after SXSW was canceled.

Hello Alice Partners with Dany Garcia to Offer Latinx Small Businesses Much-Needed Cash

The online resource has partnered with the CEO and chairwoman of the Garcia Companies and TGC Management to offer grants to Latinx business owners.

The Climate is Right for New Inventions That Help the Environment — All Made By Women

Judges of the Women4Climate Tech Challenge announced four winners who are tackling climate change through their innovative products.

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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.

Hello Alice co-founder Carolyn Rodz driving to pick up products purchased from small businesses after SXSW was canceled.

Hello Alice Partners with Dany Garcia to Offer Latinx Small Businesses Much-Needed Cash

The online resource has partnered with the CEO and chairwoman of the Garcia Companies and TGC Management to offer grants to Latinx business owners.

The Climate is Right for New Inventions That Help the Environment — All Made By Women

Judges of the Women4Climate Tech Challenge announced four winners who are tackling climate change through their innovative products.

Liberal philanthropist Susan Sandler just donated $200 million to fight racial injustice. (Wikimedia Commons)

Battling Brain Cancer, a Philanthropist Donates $200 Million to Fight Racism

Liberal donor Susan Sandler, diagnosed with glioblastoma, has started a new fund to beat systemic racism.

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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.

The Story Exchange is inviting women entrepreneurs to apply for our 2020 "Home for the Holidays" Gift Guide! (Credit: Julia Newman and Brooklyn Herborium)

Apply Now for Our ‘Home for the Holidays’ Gift Guide

These days, we could all use some extra comfort (and joy). If your business makes the perfect present for wishing someone happy, healthy holidays, tell us all about it.

Women at the NAWBO conference during the Before Times.

Conference for Women Business Owners Confronts Pandemic Realities Head On

The annual gathering of the National Association of Women Business Owners looks a little different this year.

Agatha Kulaga is pressing full steam ahead with Ovenly.

Leave New York? These Women Business Owners Say Fuhggedaboutit

This motley crew of female business owners has stayed true to their city — even amid a pandemic and cries that New York is ‘dead.’

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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.

Now’s the Time to Prepare Your 2021 Budget. Here’s How

Yes, it’s a chore. But it shouldn’t be overlooked, especially with the pandemic battering the economy.

Sarah Thankam Mathews started Bed-Stuy Strong in March to combat food insecurity in the historically Black neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

Amid Pandemic Hunger Crisis, Entrepreneurial Women Work to Combat Food Insecurity

With a mix of savvy and compassion, these socially conscious women are lending a helping hand as more people go hungry during Covid-19.

Networking, whether it is done virtually or in-person, just needs effort, energy and enthusiasm, says expert Deborah Sweeney. (Credit: Chris Montgomery, Unsplash)

Yes, You Can Network Over Zoom or Email. Here’s How

Networking, whether it is done virtually or in-person, just needs effort, energy and enthusiasm, says expert Deborah Sweeney.

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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?

The anti-flammable, antimicrobial hijab offered from AmorSui.

Turning PPE Into Something Stylish and Inclusive

Beau Wangtrakuldee, founder of AmorSui, developed antimicrobial clothing for female scientists — and, now, health care workers.

Aleksandra Scepanovic is co-founder of Ideal Properties Group in New York City.

These Woman-Owned Real Estate Firms Were Forced to Get Creative. One Is Anticipating Plenty of Divorces

Women in real estate talk about the effects of Covid-19 on the housing market and their companies.

Hey Retailers: How About Supporting Black-Owned Beauty Brands?

Beauty entrepreneur Funlayo Alabi says major retail chains have much to gain by partnering with black business owners.

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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 Quiet Network of Quilters Is Boldly Confronting Police Brutality

Quilting, which has a long tradition rooted in African American culture, is enjoying a Renaissance in a moment rife with global crises and protests against police brutality.

Women at the NAWBO conference during the Before Times.

Conference for Women Business Owners Confronts Pandemic Realities Head On

The annual gathering of the National Association of Women Business Owners looks a little different this year.

A mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Ted Eytan, Creative Commons)

…Because There Aren’t Enough Towering Feminist Icons

The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, six weeks before a critical election, carries a particular sting.

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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.

10 Time Management Tips for Working Remotely

Six months into the pandemic, many of us are still working from home. Here’s advice from expert Barbara Weltman.

Women at the NAWBO conference during the Before Times.

Conference for Women Business Owners Confronts Pandemic Realities Head On

The annual gathering of the National Association of Women Business Owners looks a little different this year.

Violette de Ayala. (Photo credit: Courtney Ortiz)

Why These 6 Women Are Optimistic About Business in 2020 — And Beyond

Sure, there’s a lot to be down about. But women entrepreneurs are also seeing new business opportunities in a changed world.

More