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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.

Octavia Spencer stars in "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker" on Netflix. (Credit: Netflix)

Need Something New to Watch on Netflix? Try This Miniseries About The First ‘Self-Made’ Female Millionaire

The four-part series focuses on the life of Sarah Breedlove, also known as haircare maven Madam C.J. Walker.

This Infectious Disease Specialist Has a New Consulting Firm, and Impeccable Timing

Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, who recently founded IPCWell to combat infectious diseases in nursing homes, never imagined her services would come during a global pandemic.

Cynthia Leitich Smith is at the head of Heartdrum, a new Native imprint from HarperCollins.

The Publishing World, Rocked by Controversy, Seeks More Diverse Voices

With the publishing industry in flux about which writers deserve to be promoted, new imprints run by women and those who identify as nonbinary are racing to fill a gap.

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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.

This Infectious Disease Specialist Has a New Consulting Firm, and Impeccable Timing

Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, who recently founded IPCWell to combat infectious diseases in nursing homes, never imagined her services would come during a global pandemic.

Mio Asatani is the founder of Curina, a new art subscription service. (Credit: Curina)

Rent the Runway … For Art? This Female Founder Is Banking on Millennials’ Curated Tastes

Curina, a new art rental startup, joins a litany of subscription services that are geared toward young people who want quality goods without exorbitant price tags. Can it succeed?

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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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.

Please Distract Me: 5 Viral Videos Made by Funny Women

Thank you, ladies, for keeping us entertained during challenging times.

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

Hello Alice Offers $10,000 Emergency Grants for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

The online resource wants to help small businesses run by women and others who traditionally have more challenges raising capital.

The Lawyers for Good Government Foundation, the national nonprofit network of over 125,000 legal advocates founded by Traci Feit Love, recently launched its new Small Business Remote Legal Clinic to assist entrepreneurs through the pandemic. (Credit: Lawyers for Good Government Foundation)

Women Entrepreneurs: Need Legal Guidance? This Nonprofit Can Help

To help entrepreneurs better understand financial and legal options while navigating the coronavirus crisis, this woman-run nonprofit has launched a remote clinic.

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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 Offers $10,000 Emergency Grants for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

The online resource wants to help small businesses run by women and others who traditionally have more challenges raising capital.

As social distancing projections extend, business owners are becoming increasingly worried about the fates of their firms. We pulled together some options available for economic assistance. (Credit: Alexandros Chatzidimos, Pexels)

3 Financial Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

As social distancing projections extend, business owners are becoming increasingly worried about the fates of their firms. Here are some options available for economic assistance.

Women entrepreneurs: If you’re worried about the effects of coronavirus on your cash flow, the U.S. government may be able to help. (Credit: Thought Catalog, Unsplash)

How to Apply for SBA Disaster Relief Loans

Women entrepreneurs: If you’re worried about the effects of coronavirus on your cash flow, the U.S. government may be able to help.

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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.

Liv Chapman and Katie DePaola share practical tips for the life coaches they serve, and other aspiring entrepreneurs. (Credit: Inner Glow Circle)

These Life Coaches Know How to Pivot During a Crisis — Here’s Their Advice

Katie DePaola and Liv Chapman, founders of Inner Glow Circle, relate some best — and positive — practices for businesses during uncertain times.

Rita Wilson crowdsourced song suggestions for a new "Quarantunes" playlist. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Rita Wilson, Taylor Swift and Other Influential Women Share Coronavirus Survival Tips, Urge Restraint

Influential women are encouraging fans to stay at home and lower the risk of infecting the elderly or immunocompromised.

Diane von Furstenberg is collaborating with Amazon for a Women's History Month initiative dubbed #InCharge (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Diane von Furstenberg Launches New #InCharge Platform for Women’s History Month

Style icon DVF has a new collaboration with Amazon to showcase woman-owned small businesses and women authors.

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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.

Women-owned businesses in the beauty industry are feeling the impact of coronavirus. (Credit: Siora Photography on Unsplash)

The Ugly, Lovely Effects of the Coronavirus Crisis on Beauty Businesses

How are the women entrepreneurs behind small firms selling skincare and hair products, makeup and more navigating a time when customers are no longer seeing – well, anyone?

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

Hello Alice Offers $10,000 Emergency Grants for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

The online resource wants to help small businesses run by women and others who traditionally have more challenges raising capital.

5 Tips for Parents Working Remotely With Kids at Home During Covid-19

No one ever said being a work-at-home parent during a global pandemic when the schools and daycare are closed was easy.

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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?

Cynthia Leitich Smith is at the head of Heartdrum, a new Native imprint from HarperCollins.

The Publishing World, Rocked by Controversy, Seeks More Diverse Voices

With the publishing industry in flux about which writers deserve to be promoted, new imprints run by women and those who identify as nonbinary are racing to fill a gap.

Mio Asatani is the founder of Curina, a new art subscription service. (Credit: Curina)

Rent the Runway … For Art? This Female Founder Is Banking on Millennials’ Curated Tastes

Curina, a new art rental startup, joins a litany of subscription services that are geared toward young people who want quality goods without exorbitant price tags. Can it succeed?

Audrey Gelman wrote a candid post about her failures at The Wing. (Wikimedia Commons)

The Wing’s Audrey Gelman: I Wasn’t Being Open About Fear of Failure

The face of the popular female co-working space opens up about challenges and sticky situations as a new mom and founder.

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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.

Octavia Spencer stars in "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker" on Netflix. (Credit: Netflix)

Need Something New to Watch on Netflix? Try This Miniseries About The First ‘Self-Made’ Female Millionaire

The four-part series focuses on the life of Sarah Breedlove, also known as haircare maven Madam C.J. Walker.

Kristine Frailing of New York Sewing Center taught an Instagram Live class on how to make masks.

A Sewing School Goes Live on Instagram, Making Masks

Her Manhattan studio shuttered due to coronavirus, Kristine Frailing of the New York Sewing Center is teaching classes from her Brooklyn apartment.

Zoom and the Downward Dog: Yogis Connect With Students Online

The coronavirus outbreak forces yoga and fitness studio owners to move quickly to Zoom, Instagram and other platforms to sustain their businesses.

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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.

5 Tips for Parents Working Remotely With Kids at Home During Covid-19

No one ever said being a work-at-home parent during a global pandemic when the schools and daycare are closed was easy.

Serena Williams, in a new Bumble commercial, encourages women to take charge. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Even Serena Williams Has Anxiety Over Self-Isolation

The tennis superstar revealed in a series of videos on TikTok that she is struggling with social distancing, and relayed anxiety about the health of her daughter.

Creating space to be productive at home will help in the long run. (Credit: Flickr)

Working From Home During Coronavirus? Here Are Some Tips to Get You Through This

Business owners and employees are navigating uncharted waters, but expert Barbara Weltman says we are well prepared to work from home. We just need the right setup.

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