Stacey Vanek Smith
May 7, 2012 Seven years ago Kiley Russell sold the car she received as a lucky audience member at The Oprah Winfrey show. Today, that seed money has grown into a thriving cosmetics business.
May 8, 2012 Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day has evolved since it was first started -- for daughters only -- 20 years ago.
Apr 27, 2012 Kris Keller gets the Marketplace Piggy Award for making sacrifices to stay on budget.
May 27, 2012 Why does the high-tech start-up culture from Palo Alto to San Francisco so embrace the concept of failure? It's all in the lexicon.
Apr 25, 2012 With the cost of college climbing, a small private school offers students a way to get smart, and build a business -- tuition-free.
Apr 6, 2012 Marketplace's Jennifer Collins reports that home business owners who haven't paid taxes on their sales risk a contretemps with the IRS.
Mar 16, 2012 I am a mother of five, wife to one and hold a job as a sales and marketing executive. At this time, I see it necessary to switch to a position that allows me to work more from home, without too much travel, and to build a business that I can grow into my golden years. I have started taking classes to become a Certified Financial Planner. I really want to do this, but I'm concerned my vision for being a CFP might not be viable. I would like to be fee-only and help middle-income people make sound decisions for their financial future. I have spoken with another CFP, and he has told me the focus for the industry is on high-net-worth people, which is not a path that I wish to pursue. Any advice or thoughts is most appreciated. Sarah, Rock Hall, MD
Mar 8, 2012 The youngest woman on the list, Sara Blakely, has a great background story.
Feb 6, 2012 Most entrepreneurs in the U.S. are male, but more and more women are starting businesses. Meet two women who've taken very different paths to entrepreneurship and growth.