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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?

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.

Felena Hanson launched Hera Hub in 2011. She wrote about her entrepreneurial journey in her 2016 book, "Fight Club."

Relax, a Super-Hot Rival Is Nothing to Fear

Felena Hanson launched her own co-working space Hera Hub in 2011. And then WeWork became a household name. But that’s been great for business, she says.

As more cities and states enact legislation to ensure contracting opportunities for LGBT business owners, advocates rejoice - and set their sights on federal-level policy shifts. (Credit: Creative Commons Zero, MaxPixel)

Barriers Remain, But LGBT Business Owners See New Opportunities

As more cities and states enact legislation to ensure contracting opportunities for LGBT business owners, advocates rejoice – and set their sights on federal-level policy shifts.

JJ Ramberg Goodshop

JJ Ramberg on the End of ‘Your Business’ and What’s Ahead

The former MSNBC TV host, who also runs socially conscious company Goodshop, talks about her career and what excites her.

If tax prep is too much of a headache, here is how to file for a tax extension. Credit: Unsplash

5 Reasons Why You Should File for a Tax Extension

MyCorporation.com CEO Deborah Sweeney explains why, when and how small business owners need to apply for tax extension.

Addie Olutola is the CEO and founder of African fashion brand D’iyanu, and her mission is to see as many people as possible “rock” her African fashions. Her dream got a big boost last year in the form of some movie magic. (Credit: D'iyanu)

Trial, Error and ‘Black Panther’ Helped This Fashion Entrepreneur’s Business Make Millions

Addie Olutola’s African fashion brand, D’iyanu, made $2.5 million in revenue last year – thanks in part to the release of a blockbuster, Oscar-winning film featuring African prints.

Michelle Kennedy is successfully growing Peanut, her motherhood-focused social networking app, with these two tidbits in mind. (Credit: Peanut)

The Founder of This Social App for Moms Says Growth is Easy – if You Do These 2 Things

Michelle Kennedy is successfully growing Peanut, her motherhood-focused social networking app, with these two tidbits in mind.

Julia Hartz, co-founder and president of Eventbrite. While there are thousands of publicly traded companies, we were only able to find 22 companies that had women involved from the very beginning. Eventbrite was one of them. (Credit: JD Lasica, Flickr)

22 Public Companies Founded by Women

Yes, the numbers are low. But in honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a list of visionary women entrepreneurs who helped launch public companies.

She Got Her Products Into Target – And It Nearly Destroyed Her Business. Here’s How She Rebuilt

Funlayo Alabi, founder of Shea Radiance, tells us how she rebuilt her business after almost being forced to closed several years ago.

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.

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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