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Hillary Sawchuk
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StartupNation Originals: A Drink With Hillary Sawchuk

If you could have a drink with anyone, who would it be? In her web series, A Drink With, Hillary Sawchuk sits down with today's most interesting and influential industry leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities and artists in order to learn their stories. As founder, producer and host of the show, Sawchuk has interviewed the likes of...
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25 Intriguing Facts About the State of Female Entrepreneurship

Female entrepreneurship has made great strides over the past 20 years, but we’ve got miles left to go, and many challenges to face along the way. In spite of these challenges, women entrepreneurs report a high level of well-being and express optimism for the future. Here, we’ll explore 25 intriguing facts about women business owners...
Women in business
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Women in Business: It’s Not About Doing it All, But Doing it Well

Today is International Women’s Day, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate some of the great achievements made by women in business. As a female entrepreneur myself, it’s been a fantastic year, and a very steep learning curve for what was my first full year as a startup. Going from working for somebody else 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...
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....
Female entrepreneurs
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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...
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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...
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Just the Facts: Female Entrepreneurship

In honor of the upcoming National Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women-owned businesses in the U.S. – all 8.6 million of them! Get ready to be inspired and impressed! (Tweet this!) Women-owned businesses are generating $1.3 trillion in revenues annually, and the value continues to rise; revenues are up 59% in the U.S. between...
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Women Entrepreneurship Growing Worldwide

There are more than 126 million active women entrepreneurs in 67 national economies worldwide, according to the recently released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Women's Report. That’s just slightly less than the population of Japan. In addition, the report points to the 98 million established businesses run by women, bringing the total number of women business owners...
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I”ll Tell Two People and They”ll Tell Two People

Brandi, who sells big and tall men's clothing, was an inspiring guest on the StartupNation radio show talking about her EBay store. My fellow blogger, Joel, also wrote about how she created her company so she could spend more time with her son. But something else struck me about her story. I couldn't help repeating...