For this entrepreneur, the pandemic provided an opportunity to diversify children’s libraries

May 18, 2021
Faced with her child care centers closing down, Yobe Qiu turned to her passion project: writing children's books about Asian cultures.
"The books I published in the pandemic all focus on featuring Asian children, family, because the Asian community is extremely diverse," said Yobe Qiu, an entrepreneur in New York City.
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"And then it occurred to me that I could just make the box of supplies myself"

Nov 17, 2020
Teacher Nia Grigsby started The School Box Toolbox when her own daughters were running low on supplies early in the pandemic.
School Box Toolbox supplies for first and second grade students.
Courtesy of Nia Grigsby

How a new shop owner is navigating the pandemic

Oct 9, 2020
After opening her children's clothing store in May, this first-time entrepreneur is seeing a profit. Now if she can just figure out why her customers shop when they do.
Maris Johansson, above, has hired her first employee for her shop, Broomtail, in Denver.
Credit: Joslyn Griffin

Bertha Jimenez: Reducing waste, creating taste

Jan 9, 2020
"Just because somebody labeled something as waste, that doesn't mean that's what it should be."

The jean jacket startup aimed at Latina millennials

Jul 25, 2018
Patty Delgado started with $500, working from her parents' couch.
Patty Delgado, founder of Hija de tu Madre, poses next to her signature denim jackets in her Los Angeles showroom.
Courtesy of Patty Delgado

Instagram entrepreneurs are searching vintage racks for you

May 25, 2018
A new breed of shoppers are snapping up vintage clothing on the social media platform.
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Why female entrepreneurs get less funding than men

Oct 25, 2017
A study published in the Harvard Business Review looks at how investors view male and female entrepreneurs differently.
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The self-made millionaire who gave his money to people who just asked for it

Aug 21, 2017
Percy Ross, known as "America's Rich Uncle," had a newspaper column where people could write in with requests.
"America's Rich Uncle" had a newspaper column where people could write in asking for financial help.
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Sandwich-maker finds Greek debt hard to stomach

Jun 26, 2015
U.S.-educated businessman serves up some tough love for his homeland.

The 21-year-old who owns a factory in China

Oct 28, 2014
Alex Shlaferman founded his multi-million-dollar company at the age of 16