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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.

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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.

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.

Ready Set Raise business accelerator how to pitch to investors

This Business Accelerator’s Mission: Get Marginalized Entrepreneurs Funded

Leslie Feinzaig, CEO of the Female Founders Alliance, wants to help women and nonbinary business owners rake in cash by teaching them how to pitch to investors.

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Is It Time for Me to Hire A Business Coach?

How do entrepreneurs know when it’s time to hire a business coach?

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A 5-Step Checklist for Your Disaster Recovery Plan

It’s hurricane season. Brace yourself (and your business) for circumstances beyond your control.

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.

It's tough when people get your name wrong in business, but there are ways to deal with it. (Credit: Unsplash)

What To Do When The Media Misspells Your Name or Someone Introduces You With The Wrong Title

It’s the awkward situation that needs to be addressed for the sake of your business (and your dignity).

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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.

Maiden Movie Tracy Edwards

These Women Sailed Across The World To Prove Men Wrong

Tracy Edwards, the real-life star of the new documentary, Maiden, made history helming the first all-female crew ever to sail across the world.

Henrietta Hudson, New York

The Curious Disappearance of the Lesbian Bar

In the U.S, adults identifying as LGBTQ have been steadily rising. So why is the lesbian bar in decline?

‘I Haven’t Had a New Pair of Underwear Literally in 4 Years’

Jodie Davis of American Cuckoo Clock Company is on a mission to keep the tradition of cuckoo clocks alive in the U.S. The startup journey isn’t easy.

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This is the Best State to Start Up In. These 4 Women Entrepreneurs Agree

Researchers say seven major cities in this larger-than-life state are prime for entrepreneurs looking to launch. Here are several female founders who are proving them right.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming," emphasizes how important mentors and strong female role models have been in her life. (Credit: Barack Obama Presidential Library)

Michelle Obama’s Record-Breaking Memoir Celebrates a Valuable Resource for Ambitious Women

Michelle Obama’s new book, “Becoming,” is flying off the proverbial shelves – and reinforcing the positive effects of having female role models to its millions of readers.

Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey - better known as Chloe x Halle - are rising stars thanks to superstar mentor Beyonce. Talk about women helping women. (Credit: Chloe x Halle Facebook page)

Chloe X Halle Went From YouTube to the Grammys, Thanks to Beyoncé

The singing sisters’ career was launched when Queen Bey herself took notice of their tight harmonies and rich vocals in their YouTube videos.

Dominique Reighard-Brooks with her mother, Dellon Reighard. Reighard-Brooks says her mother taught her invaluable lessons by setting an entrepreneurial example. (Credit: E.E. Ward)

A Top Model Turned Top Entrepreneur Reflects on 3 Lessons Her Mother Taught Her

Dominique Reighard-Brooks, once a successful model and entertainer, now co-owns moving company E.E. Ward, the oldest black-owned business in America.

Other Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA has an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations through which it provides services to entrepreneurs. Women’s Business Centers are outposts of the SBA that assist women in starting and growing businesses.

National Women’s Business Council
NWBC is a non-partisan federal advisory council that provides independent advice and counsel to the president, Congress and the SBA on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

SCORE provides workshops and mentors through more than 300 chapters in the U.S. that deploy more than 10,000 volunteers. The nonprofit is supported by the SBA and has been helping entrepreneurs for over 50 years.

National Association of Women Business Owners
NAWBO is a membership-based organization designed to support and empower women entrepreneurs through networking and resources.

Ellevate Network
Ellevate is a global professional women’s network dedicated to the economic engagement of women worldwide with more than 40 chapters It hosts educational and networking events and publishes articles online.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Goldman Sachs’ program supports small business owners through educational partnerships with local colleges around the U.S. and U.K., with one-on-one advice from experienced business professionals and by working with mission-driven lenders to expand access to capital.

My Own Business
My Own Business is nonprofit organization that provides business courses to help aspiring entrepreneurs start companies.

WEConnect International
WEConnect is a corporate-led nonprofit that connects women business owners globally and identifies, educates, registers and certifies women-owned businesses.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and an advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.

Women 2.0
Women 2.0 is a media company that offers content, community and city meet-ups to aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Its mission is to increase the number of female founders of tech startups.

Women in Cloud
Women in Cloud is an initiative to inspire, empower and accelerate the growth of women-led technology companies. Led by Ignite WA with partners Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Meylah, it offers a network, summit event and accelerator.

More Resources For…

  • Future female STEM employees and entrepreneurs.
  • LGBT business owners.
  • Female entrepreneurs from minority groups, including black, Latina and Asian women.

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