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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.

Saskia Sorrosa is the founder of Fresh Bellies, a savory baby food line. (Credit: Pipeline Angels)

She Quit Her Job at the NBA to Start a Savory Baby Food Line That’s Launching at Whole Foods

Fresh Bellies founder Saskia Sorrosa is at the helm of a new business trend: organic, healthy baby food for sophisticated palates.

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5 Black Women Entrepreneurs Share What Inspired Them to Start and Scale

These motivational words from five successful black women business owners made us seriously contemplate the “why” behind starting and scaling a business.

Caitlin Meister started The Greer Meister Group, which offers customized tutoring packages. (Credit: Mark Grgurich)

This ‘Gifted’ Founder Parlayed Her Talents into a Non-Traditional Tutoring Company

Caitlin Meister has carved out a successful business based on a niche market of upper-crust families, many of whom value an unconventional approach to learning.

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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.

Saskia Sorrosa is the founder of Fresh Bellies, a savory baby food line. (Credit: Pipeline Angels)

She Quit Her Job at the NBA to Start a Savory Baby Food Line That’s Launching at Whole Foods

Fresh Bellies founder Saskia Sorrosa is at the helm of a new business trend: organic, healthy baby food for sophisticated palates.

Fintech meetings, like this one in 2018, historically have all men in the room. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

This London Fintech Accelerator Wants to Fix ‘Terrible’ Gender Gap

The FinTech Innovation Lab London, run by Accenture, has increased the number of female founders in its cohort.

If you're a business owner, try these strategies to help determine your estimated tax payments. (Credit: Rawpixel on Unsplash)

How Do I Figure Out Estimated Tax Payments?

Tax expert Barbara Weltman has advice for self-employed business owners and sole proprietors on what they can expect to owe — and how to calculate it without penalty.

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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.

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Netflix Premieres Documentary Spotlighting Black Female Founders

In “She Did That,” four black female entrepreneurs share their stories about how they overcame funding woes and other obstacles.

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Latin America Is the New Hub for Female STEM Entrepreneurs

Female founders across Latin America are putting down business roots in their home countries, thanks to an abundance of accelerator programs.

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10 Major Milestones for Women in 2019, From Unicorns to Pregnant CEOs

Paid family leave, unicorn status for Rent the Runway and Glossier, and the #MeToo movement top this year’s list.

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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.

Saskia Sorrosa is the founder of Fresh Bellies, a savory baby food line. (Credit: Pipeline Angels)

She Quit Her Job at the NBA to Start a Savory Baby Food Line That’s Launching at Whole Foods

Fresh Bellies founder Saskia Sorrosa is at the helm of a new business trend: organic, healthy baby food for sophisticated palates.

Astarte Medical founders (from l to r) Tracy Warren, Katherine Gregory, RN, PhD, and Tammi Jantzen (Astarte Medical)

Against the Odds, 3 Women Launched a Medical Startup to Help ‘Million-Dollar’ Preterm Babies

Tammi Jantzen, Tracy Warren and Katherine Gregory faced sexism while raising money for Astarte Medical, which improves gut health outcomes for preterm babies.

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Latin America Is the New Hub for Female STEM Entrepreneurs

Female founders across Latin America are putting down business roots in their home countries, thanks to an abundance of accelerator programs.

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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.

Saskia Sorrosa is the founder of Fresh Bellies, a savory baby food line. (Credit: Pipeline Angels)

She Quit Her Job at the NBA to Start a Savory Baby Food Line That’s Launching at Whole Foods

Fresh Bellies founder Saskia Sorrosa is at the helm of a new business trend: organic, healthy baby food for sophisticated palates.

The mom and baby company Frida had its ad pulled from the Oscars. (YouTube)

Frida’s Postpartum Mom Ad Shows Dominance of Social Media Marketing

After an ad from the five-year-old startup was rejected by ABC, women were able to vent their frustration on social media.

Kali Hawk, the founder of California jewelry line H.Crowne, is known for her signature pieces -  crowns featuring large jewels and ornate metallic configurations, each one taller than the next. (Credit: H. Crowne)

This Jewelry Designer Crafts Crowns for Beyoncé, Kylie Jenner and Hollywood ‘Royalty’

Actress-slash-entrepreneur Kali Hawk hooks up everyone – including the Queen of Pop – with standout crowns, necklaces and more.

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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.

Tax season can be an anxious time for small business owners. It's time to prepare forms and add up receipts. (Credit: Kody Gautier on Unsplash)

How to File Taxes as a Small Business Owner

Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation offers these easy tips for prepping for the 2020 tax season.

Don't assume you can deduct the full cost of that business lunch or coffee. (Photo by Carli Jeen on Unsplash)

5 Surprising Tax Rules Every Business Owner Should Know

Turns out, not everything is deductible.

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Netflix Premieres Documentary Spotlighting Black Female Founders

In “She Did That,” four black female entrepreneurs share their stories about how they overcame funding woes and other obstacles.

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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?

Kali Hawk, the founder jewelry business H.Crowne, says this strategic decision helped her celebrity-loved venture thrive from the beginning. (Credit: H.Crowne)

Here’s the 1 Move That Helped This Jewelry Maker to the Stars Succeed

Kali Hawk, the founder of jewelry business H.Crowne, says this strategic decision helped her celebrity-loved venture thrive from the beginning.

Caitlin Meister started The Greer Meister Group, which offers customized tutoring packages. (Credit: Mark Grgurich)

This ‘Gifted’ Founder Parlayed Her Talents into a Non-Traditional Tutoring Company

Caitlin Meister has carved out a successful business based on a niche market of upper-crust families, many of whom value an unconventional approach to learning.

Ashley Merrill founded Lunya, a modern sleepwear company. (Credit: Lunya)

This Savvy Sleepwear Founder Created a ‘Uniform’ for Lounging, Working and Watching Netflix

Ashley Merrill started Lunya after growing sick of wearing her husband’s old T-shirts at home.

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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.

Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir took home the prize for Best Original Score at the Oscars - the first woman to do so on her own. She had some words of encouragement for women around the world. (Credit: Facebook)

She Won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Golden Globe in 6 Months. Here’s Her Advice for Women

Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir took home the prize for Best Original Score at the Oscars – the first woman to do so on her own.

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Netflix Premieres Documentary Spotlighting Black Female Founders

In “She Did That,” four black female entrepreneurs share their stories about how they overcame funding woes and other obstacles.

Astarte Medical founders (from l to r) Tracy Warren, Katherine Gregory, RN, PhD, and Tammi Jantzen (Astarte Medical)

Against the Odds, 3 Women Launched a Medical Startup to Help ‘Million-Dollar’ Preterm Babies

Tammi Jantzen, Tracy Warren and Katherine Gregory faced sexism while raising money for Astarte Medical, which improves gut health outcomes for preterm babies.

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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.

Don't underestimate how important a morning routine is to success. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

4 Morning Routines to Set Yourself Up For Success

Expert Deborah Sweeney says these practices can make you more productive, more organized and better prepared for the day ahead.

Ava McDonald started a business to change the way companies market to teenagers. (Credit: Zfluence)

How This High School Entrepreneur Wants to Change Instagram for the Better

Ava McDonald has a growing platform of Gen Z influencers promoting brands that they actually like.

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.

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