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These Sisters Left Dream Jobs to Pursue Their Love of Dumplings. Now They're Cooking up a Delicious NYC Restaurant Empire.

Hannah and Marian Cheng of Mimi Cheng's NYC restaurants share the ups and downs of their first five years in business.

How to Not Let 'the Practical' Drown out Your Dream

Universal Standard co-founder Alexandra Waldman shares how she built a brand marketing more and more style to America's plus-size women.

How to Keep Going When All the Signs Say 'Quit'

Luba founder/designer Hannah Payne shares how she launched her fashion line for a second time after life required her to put it on hold.

The 'Millennial Betty Crocker' Founder of a Baking Empire Shares Her Recipe for Staying Resilient

Miss Jones Baking Co. founder Sarah Jones spent years trying to convince a manufacturer to help her create a flagship product. Now it's sold nationwide.

How to Stay True to Your Mission as You Grow Your Empire

SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan says that its customers, not numbers on a screen, that will most help you stay the course.

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These First-Time Founders Share What Gave Them The Inspiration to Take the Plunge

Agency owners Yadira Harrison and Shannon Jones say their mantra is 'what's the best that can happen?'

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The Founder of #HappyPeriod Shares How to 'Get Off Your Butt and Make Your Passion Part of Your Everyday Life'

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'It's Never Too Late' to Become a Bolder, Braver Version of Yourself, Says This C-Suite Executive -- Here Is Her Strategy.

Shoprunner COO Stacey Bernhard reveals how she found the strength to walk away from solid jobs.

This Boutique Fitness Co-Founder Uses These Four Simple Words to Find Inner Calm Amid the Storm

Sarah Levey, co-founder of hot-yoga-meets-hip-hop fitness business Y7, reveals the surprising mantra that helps her through rough times.

Bluemercury Founder Marla Beck on Why You Should Do the Things That Terrify You

The cosmetics brand CEO says 'discomfort means you're going to learn something new.'