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Help Me Out, Here

You helped yourself become a successful entrepreneur. Why don't you help others?

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This story appears in the October 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Is it better to give than to receive? Once you reach a certain level of success in business, is it your responsibility to give back to other business owners? We spoke with several successful women entrepreneurs about giving back to other women business owners, through mentoring, being on their corporate boards and investing in their companies. Here is what they had to say:

"Dina cold-called me in 1999 because she had seen me in the press and had heard about me from local venture capitalists," says Lucinda Holt, 39, president and CEO of Destiny, a Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, technology consulting firm with more than $16 million in revenue last year. She's talking about Dina Rosenberg, 39, founder of B2B Diversity, a Philadelphia company that connects minority and women-owned businesses with corporate buyers.

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