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Zipcar: Two Moms, a Business Idea and $68 in the Bank

Zipcar: Two Moms, a Business Idea and $68 in the Bank

The story of the popular car-sharing service started by two moms in Massachusetts could be an inspiration for your new business.
For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'

For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'

This year's Small Business Person of the Year discusses the challenges of managing rapid growth.
Multimillionaire Entrepreneur Jane Wurwand on Self-Reliance

Multimillionaire Entrepreneur Jane Wurwand on Self-Reliance

The founder of Dermalogica shares how she drove her own success, and why she's so adamant that other women become financially independent, too.
From Tech Maven to Jane Austen Geek

From Tech Maven to Jane Austen Geek

Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems, spent more than 20 years working on a sequel to 'Pride and Prejudice.'
TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

The startup has survived competitive challenges by following these three important principles.
Why Women Business Owners Feel More Successful

Why Women Business Owners Feel More Successful

An informal survey released this week suggests that women entrepreneurs are more confident about their business's success than their male counterparts and offers some clues as to why.
Learning to Network: Organized Study vs. Winging It

Learning to Network: Organized Study vs. Winging It

Do men and women network in different ways? Here's a look at the ways in which each sex approaches it.
Barbara Corcoran: 'The Joy Is in the Getting There'

Barbara Corcoran: 'The Joy Is in the Getting There'

In 'Trep Talk, the Shark Tank star and angel investor shares life lessons, her surprising secret to growing a business, plus the humbling moment that still brings her to tears.
I Am Woman. . . See Me Grow My $1 Million Business

I Am Woman. . . See Me Grow My $1 Million Business

Women-owned businesses with sales over $1 million are growing. Here are three theories on why women are able to build bigger businesses today.
How Dermalogica Is Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost

How Dermalogica Is Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost

To alleviate many of the problems in the world, Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand boldly suggests giving women entrepreneurs a hand up.
Trend Watch: You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

Trend Watch: You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

As women continue to launch companies at a rate exceeding the national average, here's a look into the growth trends of their enterprises.
Which Way Is Best: Relationships First or Business First?

Which Way Is Best: Relationships First or Business First?

Men often go for the transaction immediately, rather than nurturing networking relationships as women do. Solve this chicken-or-egg conundrum before you embark on your networking efforts.
Puzzle for Policy Makers: How to Increase Gender Equality in Entrepreneurship

Puzzle for Policy Makers: How to Increase Gender Equality in Entrepreneurship

The solution for policy makers looking to reduce the longstanding disparity between the sexes may depend largely on why the gap continues.
A Saucy Millionaire Role Model for Serial Entrepreneurs

A Saucy Millionaire Role Model for Serial Entrepreneurs

Marcia Kilgore, creator of lifestyle and beauty brands, shares her fearless approach to business and life.
Women Entrepreneurs Put the Government in the Hot Seat

Women Entrepreneurs Put the Government in the Hot Seat

Being a woman and an entrepreneur has its benefits, but there are also a number of challenges. Here, the SBA answers your burning questions about how to best overcome them.
Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women

Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women

Day2Night's convertible shoes offer women a fashionable heel height for any occasion.
Targeting the 'It Girl' Customer

Targeting the 'It Girl' Customer

The co-founders of Rent the Runway outline five strategies they've used to build a high-tech fashion company.
A Fashion Startup Goes Viral

A Fashion Startup Goes Viral

Divya Gugnani, co-founder of fashion site Send the Trend, tells how she built a social business with about 200,000 Facebook fans in less than a year.
New York Startup Brings Art to the Online Masses

New York Startup Brings Art to the Online Masses

Entrepreneur Jen Bekman envisions--and is creating--a world that puts art in reach of the masses.
Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink

Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink

A girls' night out inspires a new business for two 30-something moms.
Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on Succeeding in a Male-Dominated Field

Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on Succeeding in a Male-Dominated Field

The leading recording engineer shares her views on standing out as a woman in a business dominated by men. Part of our Insights series.
Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on the Secret to Staying Competitive

Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on the Secret to Staying Competitive

The groundbreaking recording engineer talks about how her studio stays on the cutting edge. Her advice: Hire a motivated team with passion and a hunger to try new things. Part of our Insights series.
Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women

Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women

How two friends created a multimillion-dollar lingerie business through the decades.
How a Personal Health Crisis Led to Small-Business Success

How a Personal Health Crisis Led to Small-Business Success

A homegrown company called Two Moms in the Raw carved its own health-food niche.
How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week

How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week

Porter Grey, a fashion line started by sisters Alexandra & Kristen O'Neill in 2006, is making its second appearance at Fashion Week. Find out how they learned the business and made it into one of the industry's biggest showcases.

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