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?

Kristy Allen of The Beez Kneez on her invention, the Honey Cycle. (Credit: The Beez Kneez)

How A 6-Pack Of Beer Inspired This Beekeeper’s Sweet Invention

What happens when a beekeeper, a bike mechanic and beverages get together? Behold the Honey Cycle.

Dianne Berkun Menaker

Thanks to This Musical Disrupter, the Chorus Is No Longer a ‘Uniblob’

Dianne Berkun Menaker’s Brooklyn Youth Chorus is tackling everything from race and identity to gender and sexuality — and making students’ voices heard.

Jennifer Fitzgerald, the founder of Policygenius, was fearless in building her insurance startup

This Founder Didn’t Let Rejection or Sexism Stop Her From Building a $130 Million Insurance Startup

In a conversation at Policygenius’s new office, CEO Jennifer Fitzgerald talks about her entrepreneurial journey — and why she’s built an insurance platform only a millennial could love.

For small business owners, forming an LLC is an important step. (Credit: Mimi Thian on Unsplash)

Everything You Need to Know About Forming an LLC

Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation.com provides a step-by-step tutorial for business owners on how to start an LLC, or limited liability company.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Do These 7 Things. The Last One May Surprise You

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Do These 7 Things. The Last One May Surprise You

Lorrie Thomas Ross, a marketing expert who helps women build scalable, sustainable businesses, has noticed these patterns.

Jennifer Fitzgerald of Policygenius says building a successful company is hard -- but then again, nothing worth having comes easy. (Credit: Meiying Ng, Unsplash)

Startup Founders Want to Quit When They Hit These 3 Rough Patches. Here’s Why They Shouldn’t

Jennifer Fitzgerald of Policygenius says building a successful company is hard — but then again, nothing worth having comes easy.

Radish Lab and other design agencies work specifically with small businesses, non-profits and cultural groups. Credit: Radish Lab.

Four Ideas for Jumpstarting Good Design

Quality design can help you grow your business — and it’s easier to come by than it once was.

Three Reasons Your Business Needs Good Design

Three Reasons Your Business Needs Good Design

While often neglected due to limited funds, experts agree that effective design is essential to creating a solid brand.

4 Tips for Growing Your Business

4 Tips for Growing Your Business

Entrepreneur, publisher and author Julio Melara suggests that business owners have a plan — and some fun — while taking ventures to the next level.

10 Expert Tips for Growing Your Business

For our final “Secrets of Growth” column, we ask our know-it-alls to explain how to become a successful startup.

Secrets of Growth: How to Make Sure Cash Reigns Supreme

Our experts provide tips for overcoming your startup’s money hurdles.

How Do You Get Clients to Respond in Time?

How Do You Become an Expert? Spend Time in the Trenches

Handbag designer Emily Blumenthal says you need to experience highs and lows before you can dole out advice to others.

Secrets of Growth: How to Hire the Best

Our panel of experts offers advice on how to compete for top talent.

4 Ways of Positioning Yourself as an Expert

Publisher, author and entrepreneur Julio Melara provides tips on establishing yourself as an authority in your field.

Secrets of Growth: How to Be an Expert

Our wise panel provides tips on becoming a sought-after authority in your field.

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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