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Shiela Lirio Marcelo: Best Business Ideas Come from Identifying Market Needs

| May 16, 2010 | 2 Comments
Shiela Lirio Marcelo: Best Business Ideas Come from Identifying Market Needs

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO of the largest online marketplace for caregivers Care.com, is one of the most powerful women entrepreneurs, according to Forbes Magazine. Learn how she started Care.com.

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Angie Hicks: Success in Consumer Reviews with Angie’s List

Angie Hicks: Success in Consumer Reviews with Angie’s List

Angie Hicks co-founded the highly successful members-only consumer review site Angie’s List. Learn how Angie started the business and how she has driven it to success.

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Rebecca Kousky: Empowering Women Around the World

| April 10, 2010 | 2 Comments
Rebecca Kousky: Empowering Women Around the World

Rebecca Kousky is deeply committed to helping the plight of the poor women and children. While doing development and social work in various Third World countries, she saw first hand the difficult lives of these people. Upon graduation, she embarked on combining her passion for social activism with design, fashion and art. Nest was born.

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CurbsideCupcakes.com: Success in Using Social Media

| March 31, 2010 | 7 Comments
CurbsideCupcakes.com: Success in Using Social Media

Some businesses “get” social media, but many still don’t. But for those who understand how to use social media for their marketing, the results can be quite impressive. One home business that gets social media is CurbsideCupcakes.com, a mobile vendor of gourmet cupcakes in the Washington D.C. area. Learn how CurbsideCupcakes.com is growing their business through one tweet and one Facebook friend at a time.

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Lisa Price: Success in the Natural Beauty Business

| March 19, 2010 | 9 Comments
Lisa Price: Success in the Natural Beauty Business

Lisa Price has always been fascinated with fragrance. As a child, she has always been attracted to scents and smells in their house – the food being cooked in the kitchen, the roses in her grandmother’s garden, the smell of her mom’s face cream, even her dad’s shaving cologne. This fascination inspired her to create her own line of hair and body care products. Today, Carol’s Daughter is a multimillion-dollar natural skincare beauty business.

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Tayelor Kennedy: How to Succeed as a Makeup Artist

| February 9, 2010 | 7 Comments
Tayelor Kennedy: How to Succeed as a Makeup Artist

The beauty business offers a lot of opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and one of the important niches of this segment is bridal make up. We talked with Tayelor Kennedy, a prominent celebrity and bridal make up artist based in Connecticut with clients in the Tri State area as well as Boston, on how to get started […]

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Cordia Harrington: From Rags to Riches Success Story

| February 5, 2010 | 3 Comments
Cordia Harrington: From Rags to Riches Success Story

Success is often achieved when the person is able to go further than most people, breaking limitations imposed by their own economic, physical and cultural boundaries.  Cordia Harrington is a classic example of success, as she overcomes poverty to become one of the most powerful women in businesses today. A rags-to-riches story, Harrington overcame her […]

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SHEEX: From Basketball Coaches to Multimillion-Dollar Bedding Business Owners

| January 30, 2010 | 20 Comments
SHEEX: From Basketball Coaches to Multimillion-Dollar Bedding Business Owners

Sometimes, the best business ideas are staring you right in the face; you only have to look hard to see them. Susan Walvius and Michelle Marciniak realized that the fabric used in the finest athletic wear would work just as well as bedding and bedsheet materials. These performance athletic gears use fabric that wick moisture […]

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Bianca Whitfield: A Single Parent’s Success Story

| January 23, 2010 | 7 Comments
Bianca Whitfield: A Single Parent’s Success Story

Bianca Whitfield just got divorced and became a single parent. Looking forward to a new life with her daughter, she decided to start an accounting and financial consulting business. Learn how she overcome the obstacles she faced when starting her business, and how she grew her the business out of her bedroom.

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Elizabeth Elting: Success in the Translation Business

| January 13, 2010 | 2 Comments
Elizabeth Elting: Success in the Translation Business

Elizabeth Elting is the co-CEO of the TransPerfect, one of the five largest language service companies in the world with estimated revenues around $225 million. Together with the spinoff business translations.com, Liz’s company employs 250 full-time staffers and 4,000 subcontractors, with 31 offices worldwide offering round-the-clock translation service. Despite the success of her business, TransPerfect […]

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