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Franchise
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Minority, Women Entrepreneurs Find More Opportunity in Franchise World

Barbara Brixton believed she had two strikes against her as she planned her business career: She is a woman and she is African-American. What’s more, she knew she wanted to do something in the food service industry. Her years as a teenager waiting tables at a local diner taught her the pleasure of serving people...
female entrepreneurs
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Will 2020 Be the Year Female Entrepreneurs Thrive?

Since 2007, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. has increased by 58 percent, outpacing the 12 percent growth rate of business overall. In addition to the sheer increase in volume, women-owned firms are growing at twice the speed of other businesses, contributing $3 trillion and 23 million jobs to the global economy. In...
wine
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5 Women Entrepreneurs Disrupting the Wine Industry

One of my favorite quotes about wine is “a bottle of wine is actually alive,” as spoken by actress Virginia Madsen in the film, "Sideways." Her character, Maya, goes on to discuss wine’s continued evolution and complex lifespan. Inside every bottle is a bit of history, from the grapes grown to those who picked them...
mompreneurs
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5 Rising Mompreneurs to Watch Out For

In 2017, graphic design marketplace 99designs conducted a survey about mompreneurs in celebration of Mother’s Day. The survey revealed that when it comes to entrepreneurship, moms might just have it all. They’re supported by their fellow small business owners, prefer bootstrapping over taking out loans and commit to a “second shift” of work once the kids...
Gender gap
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3 Ways Your Startup Can Successfully Bridge the Gender Gap

During International Women’s Day this year, we discovered that our workforce is almost an exact 50/50 split between women and men. In digital marketing, this is, apparently, uncommon. In many countries across the world, men make up over 60 percent of the workforce in this industry. Another anomaly we’re shattering in gender roles is that we...
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StartupNation Celebrates Mompreneurs: Today is Your Day!

While we honor moms at StartupNation every day, today's episode of StartupNation Radio pays tribute to mompreneurs (those are moms who are also entrepreneurs). Join Jeff Sloan and his three guests to learn how you too can become a venture mom! Holly Hurd is the first of our mompreneurs. The founder and CEO of Venturemom.com...
All In
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All In: If You’re Not Thinking Big, You’re Thinking Small

"All In" is a valuable tool for crafting your professional and personal roadmap to entrepreneurial success. It offers research-based information, case studies and transparent insights from my 20-year journey, from startup to scale to a $55 million acquisition. It delivers business strategies, life strategies and recommended next steps at every stage of the journey and...
Women-owned businesses
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5 Reasons Why Women-Owned Businesses are Thriving

Since the end of the Great Recession in 2010, minority- and women-owned businesses have been steadily increasing. Although average earnings for businesses owned by women still tend to lag behind that of men, they are seeing large increases year over year. In 2016, there were an estimated 11.3 million business owned by women in the United...
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6 Best Books for Female Entrepreneurs

The rewards of being in control of your destiny are great, but being a female entrepreneur is far from simple. Let’s be honest, being a woman in the workforce can be difficult. On average, a woman still makes only 79 cents to every man’s dollar. And if you’re a woman of color, or over 35,...
Female founders
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Female Founders: 3 Ways They are Marketing Authentically

Many consumer-facing businesses aim to fill a need or solve a problem for their customers. In some instances, the business concept stems from a personal need that hits close to home for the founder or a member of the founding team, and the business provides the solution. As female founders, your job is to communicate how...
Women-owned businesses
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Incentives for Women-Owned Businesses

“This is a man’s, a man’s, a man’s world,” sang soul musician James Brown in 1966. This observation is still disturbingly relevant today—especially through an economic lens. To help reverse traditional “androcentric” (or, male-centered) policies, today there are programs that encourage women-owned businesses. Namely, the U.S. Federal Government has levied certain opportunities for female entrepreneurs....
Start a business
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9 Tips for Women Who Want to Start a Business

Women entrepreneurs have become a strong force in today’s business world. Across the globe, many leading companies are now led by female entrepreneurs, many of whom already paved the way for aspiring women business owners. Before you start planning for your new venture, heed the following tips in order to start a business that will help you...
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Female Entrepreneurs and the Fight for Funding

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.” New York has always been attractive to the self-made man, but it could now be the premier destination for the self-made woman, too. The Big Apple is being widely hailed as the new template for female-friendly business formation, enabling female entrepreneurs to launch startups with the...
Female entrepreneurs
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Female Entrepreneurs are Everywhere!

A Look at Female Entrepreneurs Female entrepreneurs are all around us and it is becoming increasingly common for business owners to be women. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners: More than 9.1 million firms are owned by women One in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned These...
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Hollywood Makeup Artist Turns To Natural Beauty With Lipstick Angels

Achieving success in Hollywood requires an Angel Renata Helfman, Hollywood makeup artist and founder of the nonprofit Lipstick Angels, grew up as a self-proclaimed “beauty junkie,” without any expectation of turning her hobby into a career. However, a casual walk around a movie set in the late 1990s with her then-boyfriend completely altered her professional...