Tag: Startups

This Is The Secret Ingredient For Small Business Success

Can you guess what the key ingredient is for small business success? I know what you’re thinking. No, it’s not funding, and it’s not a business plan. It’s confidence. A fascinating new study by Kabbage revealed that entrepreneurs, specifically small business owners, are battling underconfidence. The research shows that the majority of small businesses believe their revenue growth underperforms their peers. Specifically, 60%…

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Female Founders Share Tips for Launching a New Business

Launching a new business is not easy, never mind bringing to market an entirely new product or service.  Joanna Parker could hardly believe that when she landed a deal for her new company, Yumble Kids, from Bethenny Frankel on Shark Tank. However, It was not just Shark Tank or Bethanny Frankel that made Yumble Kids successful. It was Parker’s foresight to test the market before…

5 Essential Steps For Aspiring Female Founders

Women start their businesses for a variety of reasons. According to research by SCORE, millennial women are often driven by market opportunity while baby boomers are driven by necessity. But regardless of the age group or primary driver, there are some universal considerations that apply to all potential woman entrepreneurs as they prepare to start a business. 1. Honestly assess yourself…

How Model Alexandra Cristin Built An 8-Figure Empire

Seven years ago, plus-size model Alexandra Cristin was watching her favorite YouTuber at her apartment when she decided to start selling hair extensions online. Today, she owns and operates one of the leading seamless hair extension brands in the beauty industry, Glam Seamless. Glam Seamless is an eight-figure company that offers more than 100 color options for high-quality hair extensions in…

Leadership Feature: Sarah Kunst Invests in Female Entrepreneurship

Leadership Feature: Sarah Kunst’s Venture Capital Fund Invests in Female Entrepreneurship. Anyone who’s ever tried to launch their own business understands that the startup world can be a tough space. But if you’re a woman, specifically a woman of color, looking to invest in a business, the industry often proves to be even harder; nonprofit organization All Raise reports that only 11 percent…

A New $5 Million Dollar VC Fund Fueling Women-owned Business.

This VC Fund caters to pre-seed, seed, and Series A startups while servicing an underrepresented segment of women vying for more representation and funding opportunities. Fearless Fund Launches $5 Million Dollar VC Fund Fueling Women Of Color Owned Business. The Fearless Fund invests in women of color-led businesses seeking pre-seed, seed level, or series A funding. With a mission of…

Mom, Can I Stay Up to Prepare for My Pitch?

Lucy Lareau is excited about the publication of her latest book, this one on monarch butterflies. Conceiving, writing, editing and promoting it required hard work — all while she was finishing the seventh grade. With her mother and co-author, Liz Lareau, 12-year-old Lucy has a contract with the publisher, Papercutz, to produce 10 graphic novels about girls who use their skills in science, engineering,…