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Olivia Lizotte: Brix22

I was exhausted and tired of working in the legal field so wanted something more flexible. I sat down and made a list of the 5 most important things I wanted in life.

Erin Maynes: FoodiePages.ca

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.

Coping with Isolation as an Entrepreneur

Like many entrepreneurs Lysanne Tusar has faced many lonely days (and nights) while growing her business. In this Inspiration Minute she tells us how she keeps moving forward anyway.

Appreciations: Queen of Soul Food, Sylvia Woods

Several African-American women entrepreneurs have expressed their appreciation for Sylvia Woods following news that the “Queen of Soul Food” had died on Thursday at the age of 86 in New York. Woods, who started her soul-food restaurant in Harlem in the early 1960s, was remembered as a ground- breaking entrepreneur who paved the way for women of color.

Women and Wine: It’s in Your Bones

A new study out today has found that moderate alcohol consumption may help prevent bone loss in women. I can’t imagine receiving better news – although I’m still hoping that the definition of moderate will expand to more than one or two drinks daily. Since wine is good for my bones, I need to drink more of it, so I called on wine expert Lysanne Tusar

Chance Email Makes Mom Inventor Winner on ABC Show

Dawn Firsing-Paris is a living proof to the common belief that if you need to get something done, ask a busy woman. A few months ago, with two jobs as well at two young children, Firsing-Paris took on another challenge – inventing a new product. Not only did she do it, but she also won the highly coveted approval and mentorship of super “shark” entrepreneur and investor Barbara Corcoran.

Young Entrepreneur: Ooshma Garg

At only 24, Ooshma Garg already has started two successful businesses – one that she recently sold and another that has attracted over one million dollars in venture capital.

Great V-Day Gifts from Women-Owned Businesses

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re still wondering what to get your loved one, we can help. We searched through the businesses on Your Story Exchange and found a bunch of great gift ideas from women business owners. Have a look and if you know of women-owned businesses with great gifts for Valentine’s Day, let us know.

For Love of Chocolate and Children

Lyn Lee, founder of Awfully Chocolate, told us her main reason for starting a company was so she could start a family and raise children on her terms. In a way it seems counterintuitive.

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