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A love of furry felines turns into a business opportunity

Jul 4, 2022
"There were days when I didn't even make enough money to cover my labor costs, but we made it," says Angeli Rodriguez, owner of The Witty Whisker.
Rodriguez hopes to franchise her business and use it as supplement to animal shelters.
Angeli Rodriguez

Why you need a personal advisory board for your dream startup

Jun 9, 2022
In this book excerpt, author and investor Kathryn Finney explains why having a personal advisory board is just as important as having a company advisory board.
Kathryn Finney speaks at a women's event in 2018. In her new book, “Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business If You’re Not a Rich White Guy,” Finney outlines the importance of having a personal advisory board.
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Business for mini weddings is booming

Jun 6, 2022
“The supply chain for floral is just crazy right now," said Gretchen Culver of Minne Weddings.
Gretchen Culver, owner of Rocket Science Events and creator of Minne Weddings.
Courtesy photo

Re-branding ... and re-discovering a love of gelato 

May 24, 2022
“Sometimes my husband jokes that I’m running a gelato non-profit, and it certainly does feel that way,” said Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli’s Gelato.
Jean Marie Biele

For one self-starter, a bad experience spun a new business venture

Nov 11, 2021
Adella Colvin began her yarn-dyeing business, LolaBean Yarn Co., after noting how few makers of color there were in the industry.
Adella Colvin with her daughter, Lola, who inspired the name for LolaBean Yarn Co. “I didn’t see many makers of color" in yarn and textiles, Colvin said.
Photo courtesy Adella Colvin

MBAs can boost pay. But they can't eliminate the pay gap, a study found.

Apr 2, 2019
Women and people of color still earn less than white men, even with the degree.
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What it is like to be a female economist

A Washington Post reporter talks about the "seemingly minor sexist moments" at the biggest gathering of economists in the U.S.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and former chairs Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke participate in a panel discussion at the American Economic Association conference on Jan. 4 in Atlanta.
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The women-led business whose real business is more women-led businesses

Oct 25, 2018
We talked with Audrey Gelman, co-founder and CEO of The Wing, a women-focused coworking space.
The Wing's newly-minted co-working space in San Francisco.
The Wing

The women-led business whose real business is more women-led businesses

Oct 25, 2018
We talked with Audrey Gelman, co-founder and CEO of The Wing, a women-focused coworking space.
The Wing's newly-minted co-working space in San Francisco.
The Wing

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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