Who I am:
Jennifer Vickery, PR Professional/Founder & CEO
National Strategies Public Relations
Missing out on an opportunity.
How I overcame it:
By following a process of scouring news, living by checklists, and staying curious.
What happened next:
I've been a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal regarding PR
Who I am:
Tonia L. Clark, Founder of WhyNotMom.com
A unique directory of businesses run by work-at-home-moms.
My biggest fear is that all the time I have put into this vision for my business will fall apart.
How I overcame it:
By making a minimum
It's about time.
What's happening? Talk on the startup gender gap isn't new and the stats are harrowing. Women own a third of all businesses in the U.S. and only earned a mere 3% of all venture capital between 2011 and 2013. But this isn't a pity party. Lots of women-led
Need money? Ask the sharks.
Shark Tank can be a highly-visible way to pitch your ideas, gain worldwide publicity, potentially score funding, and glean free advice from experts and entrepreneurs. But the odds are daunting. 45,000 entrepreneurs apply ever year, only 1% get to pitch to
Is it time to open a bricks-and-mortar location?
If you're in any product business these days, you have a lot to consider before opening a retail location. Food businesses require equipment (sometimes specialized and code-compliant equipment), community approvals, staffing, signage, and so much more.
Although a storefront may be
Founder of Seacoast Sweets Kirstyn Pearl started selling her grandfather's peppermint patties out of her dorm before she started selling treats year-round and across the country in 2015, with a revenue stream of nearly $100K last year. Up until this January she kept her full-time job as a financial analyst, clocking
Ingredients: A sensible business plan, a large target market, controlled spending, and a little bit of good karma
Celine Ikeler owns Karma Baker, a vegan and gluten-free bakery in the Los Angeles area that serves up just about anything you can think of (ALWAYS gluten-, egg- and
How can you find funds to cook up those sweet ideas?
Starting a new business is always financially challenging. You need money for ingredients, packaging, marketing, access to a commercial kitchen
Forbes listed 60 American billionaire and millionaire women founders this year who built their businesses and careers from scratch. Nearly half of all women on the list hail from California and 9 from New York. Wisconsin, Nevada and Florida were also popular homes for independent
NOW is the time for women to own our power.
Women are driven, focused and expect equal treatment. They don’t need to be empowered, they have plenty of power already - and NOW is the time to use it to overcome gender inequality.
That was the message