If you’re seeking extra income – as many women are amid an economic crisis caused by a global pandemic – be careful of opportunities that promise too much.
As a global pandemic shuts down the world, we’ll be talking to women entrepreneurs about how they’re managing their small businesses amid supply-chain disruption, social isolation and a host of unprecedented challenges.
Looking to launch amid the pandemic? Here are a few places to start (up).
These women business owners had to think fast to stay afloat in 2020.
Support a Black woman entrepreneur while whittling away at your shopping list.
Need some pampering? (Who doesn’t?) Our 2020 Gift Guide features fragrant potions, comfy apparel and eco-friendly shampoo pods — all made by women.
The initiative was launched a decade ago this year.
The Story Exchange staff shares favorite songs for a quiet, contemplative season.
Country megastar Dolly Parton might have helped get us that much closer to a post-pandemic world.
Amid the pandemic, people want to connect with loved ones more than ever. That’s always been the aim of Christina Geist’s firm, Boombox.
Outlets such as Cooking for Community help connect restaurateurs whose businesses are suffering with those who need nutritious meals.
If you don’t take care of yourself (especially during a pandemic!), no one else will, writes expert Barbara Weltman.
These days, we could all use some extra comfort (and joy). If your business makes the perfect present for wishing someone happy, healthy holidays, tell us all about it.
With a mix of savvy and compassion, these socially conscious women are lending a helping hand as more people go hungry during Covid-19.
Networking, whether it is done virtually or in-person, just needs effort, energy and enthusiasm, says expert Deborah Sweeney.
The tale of Aaina Jain and her business, Blu & Blue, illustrates the devastating impact of the pandemic on boutique apparel makers.
The online resource has partnered with the CEO and chairwoman of the Garcia Companies and TGC Management to offer grants to Latinx business owners.
The annual gathering of the National Association of Women Business Owners looks a little different this year.
Jennifer Hill launched WeVoteByMail.org to encourage younger generations to request mail-in ballots or register to vote.
The performer and entrepreneur encouraged everyone watching the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards to keep wearing masks.
A new U.S. Chamber of Commerce forecast looks bleak for women-owned businesses, which are taking hits across the board in revenue, staffing and investments.
This motley crew of female business owners has stayed true to their city — even amid a pandemic and cries that New York is ‘dead.’
The rules of hiring are being re-written. Here’s advice from HR professionals on how to find the best employees.
Beau Wangtrakuldee, founder of AmorSui, developed antimicrobial clothing for female scientists — and, now, health care workers.
Dr. Nana Afoh-Manin launched MyCovidMD to help Black and brown neighborhoods impacted by coronavirus.
Katrina Thompkins opened her e-commerce store, K’dara CBD, just as the coronavirus crisis was starting to take hold in the U.S.
The renowned singer employed her signature outside-the-box thinking to keep performing and paying her team amid the coronavirus crisis.
With summer plans upended for many families, some programs led by women try to offer a semblance of normalcy.
Reopening requires a mix of high-tech and low-tech tools, says Barbara Weltman of Big Ideas for Small Business.
These Woman-Owned Real Estate Firms Were Forced to Get Creative. One Is Anticipating Plenty of Divorces
Women in real estate talk about the effects of Covid-19 on the housing market and their companies.
Our expert Deborah Sweeney provides this guide to understanding the furlough process for employers and employees.
The iconic fashion brand has taken a giant hit, laying off most of its staff and closing several retail locations.
For Women-Owned Businesses, Bouncing Back Is Not a Reality at the Moment. These Corporations Are Trying to Help
Verizon and Lowe’s are offering cash grants and mentorship. ThirdLove wants to help female entrepreneurs of color.
Stephanie Samperi-González of Brooklyn, NY, was inspired to create the clear masks for her relative, who is hard of hearing.
The former FLOTUS gave a virtual commencement address, urging 2020 graduates to speak up – and act – through the pandemic and racial uprising.
The Vermont company is turning huge profits and connecting with audiences finding new comfort in baking.
As the nation’s restaurants slowly get back to business amid the coronavirus crisis, we speak to owners about the process of re-opening.
Opening the doors won’t be easy, but companies can learn to operate safely for employees and customers, writes Barbara Weltman.
From Instagram to newer social platforms like TikTok, here’s the latest on social media marketing.
Despite isolation, Dianne Berkun Menaker’s Brooklyn Youth Chorus still finds ways to make music together.
From vaccine developments to vital testing kits, women in the science world are making critical strides in helping humanity combat the novel coronavirus.
According to a new study, the pandemic could wipe out gains that women business owners have made in raising venture capital.
Anna Skaya founded Basepaws to help you get a little closer to your cat.
The actress (and beauty business owner) sang the praises of online makers whose at-home ventures are “sparking joy.”
Brenda Stoner’s shipping and logistics business, Pickup, took a significant hit when the novel coronavirus changed everything.
Sarah Gilbert, a UK-based scientist, is working around the clock with her team to find a vaccine for Covid-19 by fall.
Many entrepreneurs started the year with major plans for growth. They’ve had to adjust, writes Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation.
The economic fallout from coronavirus is devastating. But matchmakers are cautiously optimistic that people will still use their services to find love.
The producer, actress and humanitarian had some comforting words for fellow parents trying to navigate the coronavirus crisis while caring for their kids.
Believe it or not, there are some people who like being trapped in their home, writes The Story Exchange’s extrovert editor.
Jules Pieri started The Grommet to spotlight original products made by small businesses. But she believes many makers will shutter because of their dependence on Amazon.
The international singing sensation helped coordinate an online concert that generated over $100 million for Covid-19 relief.
Need something smart – or just plain fun – in your life right now? Don’t we all. To help, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite podcasts.
A Bookstore With 10,000 Donors. A Famous Improv Club With ‘Wild’ Fans. Meet 5 Women-Owned Businesses on GoFundMe
Local businesses from around the country turn to the fundraising site to stay afloat during Covid-19.
Small business owners around the nation are still reeling amid the coronavirus pandemic. This report reveals which states’ firms are getting hit the hardest.
The former TV host and her brother combine forces (again) on Goodpods, a podcast player and social network.
She Launched a Platform to Help Overwhelmed New Moms in Normal Circumstances. Then Came the Pandemic
Chelsea Allison never could have predicted she would raise a new baby and launch a startup before coronavirus changed our way of life.
The billionaire businesswoman is offering the money to 1,000 female entrepreneurs struggling during the coronavirus crisis.
It was not an easy decision for House of Ruff owner CJ Tomlinson to open her doors again in the midst of a pandemic, but she knew it was the right one.
Think entrepreneurship might be for you? Now could be the time to find out. Here are small business ideas you can launch while quarantined.
The Bookworm of Edwards in Edwards, Colorado — population 10,000 — has been fueled by its fiercely loyal community during the pandemic.
After a rollercoaster experience applying for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, women-owned businesses wonder how soon they’ll get funds.
Yes, the world is still in flux, but there are things we know for sure, writes Barbara Weltman.
As the pandemic rages on, the monarch urged England — and the world — to stay strong while socially distancing.
How are the women entrepreneurs behind small firms selling skincare and hair products, makeup and more navigating a time when customers are no longer seeing – well, anyone?
Thank you, ladies, for keeping us entertained during challenging times.
For Lynn Hummer, founder of Pregnant Mare Rescue, her work continues amidst shelter-in-place orders.
To help entrepreneurs better understand financial and legal options while navigating the coronavirus crisis, this woman-run nonprofit has launched a remote clinic.
India has one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 testing in the world. This woman virologist’s pioneering work – completed hours before having a child – will likely change that.
No one ever said being a work-at-home parent during a global pandemic when the schools and daycare are closed was easy.
Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, who recently founded IPCWell to combat infectious diseases in nursing homes, never imagined her services would come during a global pandemic.
The Story Exchange staff shares recommendations for women entrepreneurs seeking feminist reads to pass the time.
Her Manhattan studio shuttered due to coronavirus, Kristine Frailing of the New York Sewing Center is teaching classes from her Brooklyn apartment.
Katie DePaola and Liv Chapman, founders of Inner Glow Circle, relate some best — and positive — practices for businesses during uncertain times.
The coronavirus outbreak forces yoga and fitness studio owners to move quickly to Zoom, Instagram and other platforms to sustain their businesses.
The tennis superstar revealed in a series of videos on TikTok that she is struggling with social distancing, and relayed anxiety about the health of her daughter.
The media mogul aims to keep people informed and connected with her new offering, “Oprah Talks COVID-19.”
As social distancing becomes the new normal, famous women business owners offer encouragement to social media followers.
Business owners and employees are navigating uncharted waters, but expert Barbara Weltman says we are well prepared to work from home. We just need the right setup.
As social distancing projections extend, business owners are becoming increasingly worried about the fates of their firms. Here are some options available for economic assistance.
Coronavirus could decimate an industry of independent business owners who pride themselves on maintaining control over chaos.
In these troubling times, who couldn’t use a little comfort – and fun? The Story Exchange staff has pulled together a list of our favorite uptempo, pro-women songs to brighten your days.
Rita Wilson, Taylor Swift and Other Influential Women Share Coronavirus Survival Tips, Urge Restraint
Influential women are encouraging fans to stay at home and lower the risk of infecting the elderly or immunocompromised.
Women entrepreneurs: If you’re worried about the effects of coronavirus on your cash flow, the U.S. government may be able to help.
Women entrepreneurs who sell products say they’re facing serious delays or production halts.
We pulled together links and other resources to keep you informed and your venture running as smoothly as possible amid the spread of coronavirus.
We asked women business owners to tell us how they’re preparing for a potential global pandemic.
Melissa Schulman is the founder of the Los Angeles-based Yoga-Urt shops, which sell organic vegan soft serve.
Nic Redman is a voice coach and accent specialist training everyone from celebrities to entrepreneurs.
Sarah Woodward is a divorce coach who is helping women rediscover themselves and find happiness after difficult breakups.