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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.

Audrey Gelman became the first pregnant woman on the cover of a business magazine.

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.

Women are advancing healthcare by starting companies that are related to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. (Credit: Unsplash, Bee Naturalles Laboratory)

Investors Are Shifting Interest to Women-Led Startups in This Industry

A new study analyzes the data to see where women entrepreneurs are receiving venture capital.

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.

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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.

First She Founded Jumia. Now, Her VC Fund Aims to Invest $66 Million in African Women Entrepreneurs

Fatoumata Ba, the Senegalese founder of Janngo Capital, is now investing in other startups that are owned by or benefit women.

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.

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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.

Audrey Gelman became the first pregnant woman on the cover of a business magazine.

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.

Jessica Resler is co-founder of The Participation Agency.

How This Founder Turned Outlandish Experiences Into a Successful Business Model

Jessica Resler, co-founder of The Participation Agency, has channeled her drive into a growing experiential marketing firm.

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.

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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.

Melody McCloskey speaks about being a women in technology. (Credit: Flickr, Silicon Prairie News)

What 2020 Looks Like for Women in Technology

While women in tech still bring in a lower percentage of investment dollars, there is hope on the horizon.

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5 Women-Led Companies Who Scored Big with VCs in 2019

Despite the odds and depressing statistics, these female-founded firms raked in millions of dollars from investors – and made headlines – this year.

First She Founded Jumia. Now, Her VC Fund Aims to Invest $66 Million in African Women Entrepreneurs

Fatoumata Ba, the Senegalese founder of Janngo Capital, is now investing in other startups that are owned by or benefit women.

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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.

One founder was able to cash in on Ugg boots during the holiday season. (Credit: Flickr)

She Once Sold $250,000 in Ugg Boots During a Single Holiday Season. Here’s What Online Retailers Advise for Black Friday

These business owners share their insider tips for optimizing holiday season sales.

The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of it, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies – many of them made by women. (Credit: Copyright Discovery Communications, Inc.)

Oprah Just Featured Products Made by 23 Women (Yes, Lady Gaga Is One of Them) in Her Gift Guide

The media queen released her 2019 holiday gift guide – and a third of it is brought to us by women entrepreneurs.

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.

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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.

Make sure you start 2020 with a clean slate. (Credit: peakpx)

4 Workplace Resolutions Your Employees Can Make in 2020

Encourage your staff to keep these goals in the new year, says Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation.

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.

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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?

First She Founded Jumia. Now, Her VC Fund Aims to Invest $66 Million in African Women Entrepreneurs

Fatoumata Ba, the Senegalese founder of Janngo Capital, is now investing in other startups that are owned by or benefit women.

One founder was able to cash in on Ugg boots during the holiday season. (Credit: Flickr)

She Once Sold $250,000 in Ugg Boots During a Single Holiday Season. Here’s What Online Retailers Advise for Black Friday

These business owners share their insider tips for optimizing holiday season sales.

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.

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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.

Audrey Gelman became the first pregnant woman on the cover of a business magazine.

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.

First She Founded Jumia. Now, Her VC Fund Aims to Invest $66 Million in African Women Entrepreneurs

Fatoumata Ba, the Senegalese founder of Janngo Capital, is now investing in other startups that are owned by or benefit women.

Jessica Resler is co-founder of The Participation Agency.

How This Founder Turned Outlandish Experiences Into a Successful Business Model

Jessica Resler, co-founder of The Participation Agency, has channeled her drive into a growing experiential marketing firm.

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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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