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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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She’s Teaching Math to Kids That Need It — Which Is All of Them

Angela McIver launched Trapezium Math Club to help boost kids’ math skills. In the U.S., children’s math scores lag far behind their international peers.

Top 10 Industries for U.S. Women Business Owners

What are women entrepreneurs passionate about? Take a look at which industries women are starting businesses in, and how they’re making an impact.

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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.

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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.

Immigrant entrepreneur Anna Metselitsa is growing successful ecommerce business Haute Rogue through sheer determination and online business smarts. (Credit: Haute Rogue)

5 Tips and Tricks on How to Start an Ecommerce Business, From Those Who Did It

Thinking of launching an online business? First, get some advice from those who are virtually – and literally – thriving in the ecommerce world.

Coming up with a super-sticky name is easy, if you remember SMILE. (Credit: Patrick Perkins on Unsplash)

5 Easy Ways to Come Up With a Super-Sticky Name

Expert Alexandra Watkins of Eat My Words recommends the acronym SMILE for coming up with brand names. Here’s what it stands for.

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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.

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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.

Kenyan marathoner Brigid Kosgei repeated an inspirational mantra to herself ahead of her record-breaking performance in the 2019 Chicago Marathon. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The 4 Words That Sparked a Record-Breaking Marathon Run

Runner Brigid Kosgei motivated herself to shatter a world record in the 2019 Chicago Marathon with this inspirational mantra.

Forever 21, the fast-fashion chain that filed for bankruptcy, offers a model for how big retailers may need to rethink business for the digital age. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Forever 21: Can This Daughter Help Save Her Family’s Now-Bankrupt Business?

Linda Chang, whose parents founded the fast-fashion chain, saw the company flourish in the early aughts. But the rise of online shopping and the decline of malls have proven too challenging.

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.

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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.

Immigrant entrepreneur Anna Metselitsa is growing successful ecommerce business Haute Rogue through sheer determination and online business smarts. (Credit: Haute Rogue)

5 Tips and Tricks on How to Start an Ecommerce Business, From Those Who Did It

Thinking of launching an online business? First, get some advice from those who are virtually – and literally – thriving in the ecommerce world.

Coming up with a super-sticky name is easy, if you remember SMILE. (Credit: Patrick Perkins on Unsplash)

5 Easy Ways to Come Up With a Super-Sticky Name

Expert Alexandra Watkins of Eat My Words recommends the acronym SMILE for coming up with brand names. Here’s what it stands for.

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.

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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.

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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.

Even Rent the Runway Suffers From Growing Pains

The billion-dollar startup is warning customers that it can’t deliver for a few weeks.

Entrepreneurs may find themselves looking for ways to go green in their businesses. We’ve rounded up a list of six eco-friendly business practices that female founders and their firms can consider. (Credit: Elevate Digital, Pexels)

6 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Go Green With Their Companies

Are you trying to figure out how your company can be more Earth-friendly? Check out our round-up of eco-friendly business practices – then adopt them today.

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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?

Immigrant entrepreneur Anna Metselitsa is growing successful ecommerce business Haute Rogue through sheer determination and online business smarts. (Credit: Haute Rogue)

5 Tips and Tricks on How to Start an Ecommerce Business, From Those Who Did It

Thinking of launching an online business? First, get some advice from those who are virtually – and literally – thriving in the ecommerce world.

Anna Rembold, founder and owner of event planning firm Anna Marie Events, is passionate about bringing people together. (Credit: Anna Marie Events)

She’s in the $4 Million Business of Bringing People Together

Party planner extraordinaire Anna Rembold is making connections – and profits – through her fast-growing event planning firm.

Microfinance Nonprofit Kiva Hits $1 Billion Mark for Female Entrepreneurs

The San Francisco-based online platform has funneled $1 billion in loans to more than 2.7 million women across the globe.

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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.

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are "suiting up" for a historical event (Credit: NASA)

The First All-Female Spacewalk is Finally Scheduled to Happen

Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christian Koch will make history at the International Space Station.

Women Entrepreneurs Say They Face These Challenges When Starting Up

A new poll by Groupon for National Women’s Small Business Month reveals the obstacles (and rewards) that women business owners experience.

Julie Delpy Shares She Was Not Paid Equally in ‘Before Sunrise’

Another actress among many has come forward to talk about the pay gap in Hollywood.

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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.

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.

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.

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