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Alyce Howard: Studio Zumba Fitness and Dance

In business I’m inspired by Beto Perez who created the Zumba Fitness program. He came to the U.S. with no money and not speaking the language and is now a worldwide sensation.

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Erin Maynes:

Job duties are often not clearly defined when you’re first starting out and owners must wear many hats. When you find yourself spread too thin, hire help.

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Bea Arthur: Pretty Padded Room

I believe in the benefits of counseling and see it as a necessity not a privilege, so I wanted to make it available and affordable for women everywhere.

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Dana B. Myers: Booty Parlor

I created Booty Parlor out of a lifelong obsession with beauty and sex. I always saw my feminine sexual spark as a powerful source of creativity and satisfaction, but many women struggle with self-doubt and body insecurities.

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Judith Moore: Charleston Cookie Company, LLC

In 2001 I went on a quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I couldn’t find any recipes I liked so I made up my own and started feeding them to people.

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AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain: CareerFuel

My role model isn’t any one person, per se, but rather a collection of women who achieve greatness as mothers, professionals, friends, sisters, and partners every day despite the impossible list of challenges.

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Ana Redmond: Infinut

I wanted to share my love of math and logic with my daughters, but, could only find apps that treat math as a problem, instead of the solution.

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LaVon Dennistoun: The Women’s Excelerator

Our most important roles models are the countless women entrepreneurs who have a dream fullfilled by owning their own successful business. They inspire us to do what we do each and every day.

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Lisa Sorrell: Sorrell Custom Boots

I started my own business for the satisfaction of providing quality footwear that fits, and the joy that comes from learning a craft that’s been handed down through generations of other craftsmen.

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Stephanie D. Johnson: Bed Rest Concierge

I gave birth to my daughter in March 2011 and in June 2011 my company was in business. I needed to make a difference for Resting Mommies and their families.

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Melissa Patenaude: Apt No.7 | A7

I have a passion for building my own machines, failing, learning, innovating, growing. There is no greater exhilaration than to be “in it” and have to make decisions which actually have an impact.

The Story ExchangeMelissa Patenaude: Apt No.7 | A7