blankYour Name: Jody Coughlin

Business Name: Chic CEO, LLC, a free online resource for female entrepreneurs

Type of Business: Media

Business Location: San Diego, California, United States

Website www.chic-ceo.com
Twitter twitter.com/chicceo
Facebook www.facebook.com/ChicCEO
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/chicceo/

Reason for starting
I started a small business with no idea what I was doing. My now business partner had this brilliant idea to create a resource for female entrepreneurs with all the ground level information on how to get started and what to do next. Now, I am completely fulfilled in that we get to help women accell every day and champion female entrepreneurship!

Biggest Success
6 months after the launch of Chic CEO, Forbes named Chic CEO as one of the Top 10 Websites for Entrepreneurial Women. We have been able to grow our community organically and get thank you notes from women just about every day! Lots of successes.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Our top challenge is funding currently and we are working really hard to make sure we can create amazing partnerships that will help propel entrepreneurship with Chic CEO in the very front seat, helping to drive the ship.

Who is your most important role model?
Dr. Maya Angelou is someone I have always admired and has been very inspirational to me personally in all that I do. “When you learn, teach. At our best, we are all teachers….” – Dr. Maya Angelou