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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.

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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.

Coming up with a new business idea can be stressful, but you don't have to pull your hair out -- there are ways to keep your creative juices flowing. (Credit: Unsplash)

6 Brainstorming Techniques For Coming Up With Small Business Ideas

Business coach Stacey Banks-Houston offers valuable tips on brainstorming your next business venture.

Empathy is more important than you think as a tool for effective leadership. (Credit: Unsplash)

Why Empathy Is A Must-Have for Future Business Leaders

Barbara Weltman discusses a leadership skill that successful entrepreneurs display.

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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.

Is Your Business Ready for a $15 Minimum Wage?

With calls to raise the federal minimum wage rate, small businesses need to figure out how to absorb the extra cost — and it’s a conundrum.

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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.

Coming up with a new business idea can be stressful, but you don't have to pull your hair out -- there are ways to keep your creative juices flowing. (Credit: Unsplash)

6 Brainstorming Techniques For Coming Up With Small Business Ideas

Business coach Stacey Banks-Houston offers valuable tips on brainstorming your next business venture.

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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.

How Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba and Other Powerful Women Are ‘Normalizing’ Bringing Baby to Work

Several Hollywood actresses are leading the charge to make bringing babies to work more commonly accepted.

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.

Empathy is more important than you think as a tool for effective leadership. (Credit: Unsplash)

Why Empathy Is A Must-Have for Future Business Leaders

Barbara Weltman discusses a leadership skill that successful entrepreneurs display.

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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.

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.

A new study out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business indicates that white and Asian women entrepreneurs may have better luck cold-pitching their business ideas to investors than even their male counterparts. (Credit: PXHere)

Some Surprisingly Good News for Women Who Want to Cold-Pitch Investors

Women entrepreneurs: Want to pitch your business idea to investors? A new study suggests female founders might have better luck sending a cold pitch via email than previously thought.

Kamala Harris has a student loan forgiveness plan to boost entrepreneurship. (Credit: Gage Skidmore)

Kamala Harris’ ‘Oddly Specific’ Idea for Helping Black Entrepreneurs Falls Flat

Over the weekend, California Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveiled her plan for assisting black entrepreneurs. Not all of it was well-received.

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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 holiday shopping season unofficially starts in October. In making holiday plans for your business, keep these key dates in mind.

How to Prepare Your Small Business for the Holiday Rush

Keep these critical dates in mind as you begin now for a successful holiday shopping season.

Author Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation inside her Calabasas, California, office. (Credit: Courtesy of the company)

The Best CEOs Embrace This Leadership Skill

Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation explains how to take a hands-on approach in the workplace. It’s a leadership quality that many women entrepreneurs display.

Writing a business plan? Follow these tips from MyCorporation CEO Deborah Sweeney. (Credit: Starc Starc, StockSnap)

How to Be a Contributor on The Story Exchange

Interested in authoring a guest post? Here are answers to your FAQ about writing a post for publication on our platform.

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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.

Big-box stores have already begun hiring seasonal employees. (Credit: Paulien Osse, via Flickr)

Hiring For The Holidays: What Small Business Owners Need To Know

Sure, the big-box stores started hiring seasonal employees back in June. But it’s not too late to find the perfect employees to help with the holiday rush.

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.

Empathy is more important than you think as a tool for effective leadership. (Credit: Unsplash)

Why Empathy Is A Must-Have for Future Business Leaders

Barbara Weltman discusses a leadership skill that successful entrepreneurs display.

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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 holiday shopping season unofficially starts in October. In making holiday plans for your business, keep these key dates in mind.

How to Prepare Your Small Business for the Holiday Rush

Keep these critical dates in mind as you begin now for a successful holiday shopping season.

La Cocina VA

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.

3 Tips From the First Black Woman to Run a $1 Billion Business

History-making entrepreneur Janice Bryant Howroyd has some advice for any other women entrepreneurs hoping to also rake in seven-figure revenues for their ventures.

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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.

Young Women Are Leading the Zero-Waste Movement

Young women environmentalists are showing the rest of the world what’s possible. 

11 Inspiring Leadership Quotes From Female Athletes

If you’re ever in a personal rut where you feel like giving up, take a cue from the sage leadership advice of these accomplished female athletes.

3 Easy Steps for Mastering Business Etiquette

How many times have you been in a meeting when an attendee gets a phone call … and takes it right there and then? Don’t do that.

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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.

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.

Pop megastar Ariana Grande opened up about the difficulties of keeping up with professional responsibilities while dealing with personal struggles. (Credit: Emma, Flickr)

Sing it, Ariana: What the Pop Superstar Showed Us About Dealing With Negative Emotions

The world-famous performer opened up about the difficulties of keeping up with professional responsibilities while dealing with personal struggles.

We've rounded up the best business books to help make you a successful entrepreneur.

7 Powerful Books (By Female Authors) for Your Summer Reading List

This summer, dive into these 7 books by and for women to help you succeed as an entrepreneur.

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