We've interviewed hundreds of successful women entrepreneurs about their small business journeys and what they learned along the way. Read the stories of inspiring startup founders, mid-stage strivers and established business leaders. Learn from the experiences of women business owners of every age working in every industry, from around the world. Discover the many paths women are taking to build great companies, break through barriers and cultivate economic and social good. Get ready! These everyday role models may well inspire you to start your own business, or give you killer ideas for growing the one you have. You may even feel inspired to share your startup story with us.

The Lost Art of Sewing

As part of our continuing series with the New York Times, we profile homespun designer Jan Erickson of Janska.

Podcast Transcript

Alison Chung: I have friends who call me the inspector, the detective. My family members will not allow me to be in the presence of their digital devices. When I visit, everybody locks everything up. Colleen DeBaise: Welcome to The Story Exchange, featuring the stories and strategies of entrepreneurial women around the world. I’m Colleen … Continued

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Danae Ringelmann: Having watched my parents struggle so much to grow their business cause they never could actually get a loan to do it, I really did wanna understand money and why it was so hard to get money and help figure that out. Colleen DeBaise: Welcome to The Story Exchange, featuring the stories and … Continued

A Feast of Opportunities

Positivity and entrepreneurial spirit meet at open-air food markets, making them a welcome place for women business owners.