Your Stories, Your Words: The Latest From the 1,000+ Stories Project

More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs from around the world have told us about their personal business journeys. Here are their stories, in their own words. Tell us yours!

Linda Tong: KindNotes, LLC

It started as a handmade gift for my then-boyfriend-now-husband several years ago, a jar of 31 notes in mini envelopes to be opened each day or anytime he needed a smile.

Jennifer Downing: Nourish

A stay-at-home-mom of four, feeding them well is a full-time job. Planning meals and cooking from scratch on a budget are reflective of my time in the food industry.

Andrea Dent: Rebma Elyk Natural Skincare

Over the years I have not been able to find any natural products that worked well for my skin. Realizing that others were experiencing the same problem, I decided to become an esthetician and natural skin care product developer.