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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?

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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?

disaster preparedness

A 5-Step Checklist for Your Disaster Recovery Plan

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

Janie's Cakes

This Texas Bakery Makes 26,000 Poundcakes a Year – and Survived a Vanilla Bust

Janie’s Cakes operates out of a small city in East Texas. But its production is impacted by severe weather around the world and other unexpected challenges.

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).

We've rounded up the best business books to help make you a successful entrepreneur.

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.

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.

Need a growth strategy? Then check out these motivational quotes from powerhouse women entrepreneurs. (Credit: Pixabay)

8 Motivational Quotes for Growing Your Business

Need a growth strategy? Then check out these advice and tips from powerhouse women entrepreneurs.

‘Use Your Life Experience to Do Something Great’

Anita Mahaffey channeled frustration with menopause-induced night sweats into Cool-jams, an online store that sells moisture-wicking pajamas and more.

Terri Dreher

‘I’m Just Doing What I Can, One Patient at a Time’

Teri Dreher aims to move the needle toward greater medical transparency in the healthcare industry through her company, NShore Patient Advocates.

Beyonce

How Beyonce Is Expanding Her Empire Beyond Music

Queen Bey is generating buzz over her streetwear-inspired clothing line, Beyhive, which launched earlier this week.

"Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams recently co-launched an app, Daisie, that expands users’ talent networks by connecting them via a social network. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Arya the Entrepreneur? Here’s What One ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress is Doing Now

Maisie Williams, the actress who brought fan-favorite character Arya Stark to life, is taking the tech startup world by storm and helping fellow creatives grow their talent networks.

Barbadian performer and beauty business owner Rihanna is making fashion history as the first woman ever to launch a clothing line -- Fenty Maison -- in LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Rihanna Just Made Fashion History, Joining Other Powerhouse Women in a New Trend

The performer and business owner just broke a serious glass ceiling in the fashion world for women of color. She’s also the latest celebrity to turn star power into sales.

Becky O'Neil of Becky's Pet Care.

Best in Show: 3 Tips From a Dog Walker Who’s Grown a $3.6 Million Business

Becky O’Neil of Becky’s Pet Care says she learned to evolve with the times — even if that means caring for chickens.

Ana Sortun

This Boston Chef Likes to Do Something Most People Hate. That’s Why She’s Successful

Chief among Ana Sortun’s leadership skills is the ability to embrace change. Here’s how she does it, at popular restaurants Oleana, Sofra and Sarma.

A comedienne’s terrifying recent experience with a Lyft driver and a lawsuit against Uber have added new urgency to conversations about the safety of rideshare apps for women and families. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Rideshare Safety Talks Heat Up Amid Harrowing Tales. These Women-Run Apps May Have Answers

A comedienne’s terrifying recent experience with a Lyft driver and a lawsuit against Uber have added new urgency to conversations about the safety of rideshare apps for women and families.

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Other Resources

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

SCORE
SCORE provides mentors and advisors 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.

Walmart Women’s Initiative
Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative works to source more products from women-owned businesses under a program with Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and WEConnect International, who supply businesses with a special logo.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
WBEMC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and an advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Certification opens doors to contract opportunities for women-owned businesses, especially with government entities.

WEConnect International
WEConnect is a corporate-led nonprofit that certifies women’s enterprises globally.

Women’s Venture Fund
Women’s Venture Fund is a nonprofit that helps women entrepreneurs start, build and grow their own businesses. It provides courses, counseling, loans and a network of advisors.

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