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bootstrap your side hustle
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How to Bootstrap Your Side Hustle into a 6-Figure Business

How do you successfully bootstrap a side hustle into a six-figure business? Building a wildly profitable business is simpler than you might think. With the right business model and strategy, you can build a successful side hustle that doesn’t require any external funding and turn it into your full-time job.  Here’s how I did it...
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Avoiding Dumb Decisions in a Smart Tech World: Here’s When to Listen to Your Gut

Technology has become the backbone of how modern businesses function, with all types of organizations using tech applications to manage nearly every aspect of operations, from customer service to employee engagement. Whether using smart tech to enable communications, support security and privacy, enhance efficiency, aid employees or support operations, it’s no wonder startups rely on...
black woman entrepreneur
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How to Build and Fund a Startup as a Black Woman

Securing funding for a startup relies heavily on the connections you have among investors, as well as your ability to attract attention to your business. What happens when those investors are mostly upper-class white men, and you are not? It can be difficult for people of color, women, and working-class backgrounds to find investors for...
employee to entrepreneur
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Four Ways to Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur

Are you ready to make the leap from an employee to entrepreneur? Maybe you have a great business idea, you hate the rat race of the corporate world, or you just want more professional freedom. Whatever the reason, you may be wondering how you can make the transition a little bit smoother. No matter how...
Goldfish Swim School
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Turning Passion into a Career: Entrepreneur Shares Lessons Learned

Unlike most entrepreneurs, my main goal as a young adult was not to eventually start a business – it was to go to the Olympics. I spent years competitively swimming. I had perfected the techniques of swimming and mastered operating under pressure and, after a successful competitive streak remaining undefeated in high school and qualifying...
The First, the Few, the Only
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Leaving Corporate to Be an Entrepreneur Empowers Women of Color

This modified excerpt is from THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America by Deepa Purushothaman. Copyright ©2022 by the author and reprinted by permission of Harper Business.   I have met more senior women of color in the past few years who have left companies to start their own endeavors...
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...
wjr business beat
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WJR Business Beat: Grants for Women Entrepreneurs (Episode 347)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff Sloan shares NerdWallet's list of grants specifically for women entrepreneurs. If you're a woman or if you know a woman who wants to start or grow their business, but is in need of capital to get it really rolling, check out these grant opportunities and others. Tune in to the...
Small business grants
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Top Small Business Grants for Women and Minorities

For an updated list of grant programs for women and minorities available in 2021, please click here. Funding a small business can be quite the undertaking, whether you’re starting a new venture for the first time or have decades of experience in your industry. Of course, securing capital is often necessary, but depending on what...
grants for minority women
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15 Grant Programs for Minority and Women Business Owners

Grant programs offering free money are hard to come by, which is why many entrepreneurs frequently end up applying for small business loans or try crowdfunding to start or expand their companies. However, many organizations have recently created grants in an effort to assist companies that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Some of...
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How Venture Capitalist Diane Yoo Chooses Her Startup Investments

With so many entrepreneurs and startup ventures seeking investment opportunities, it’s crucial that venture capitalists (VCs) create a list of criteria they want their potential investments to meet. Of course, every VC dreams of investing in a business that can grow into a billion-dollar unicorn company, but these instances are few and far between. As...
starting a business
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5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Starting A Business From Scratch

We often envision the traditional startupper as either the 24/7 working lonely wolf or the adventurer enjoying long-sought freedom and flexibility. But with the hardships, pitfalls, upswings and victories that come with starting your business, it’s usually never either-or. All entrepreneurs have lessons to share on starting a business. That being said, there are still...