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How She Raised $260,000 On Kickstarter

We spoke with Debra Sterling, creator of Goldieblox, a new engineering toy for girls. Sterling has raised over $260,000 (and counting) on Kickstarter.Academics (and sometimes parents) often wring their hands about how girls seem to drift away...

Rx for a Rusty Rolodex

Before I had kids, you could find me at any number of events, from business conferences like Social Venture Network to arts festivals like Burning Man. Then mommyhood happened, and my conference-hopping vanished in a puff of baby powder. Until...

Change Your Relationship to “Failure”

A couple of years ago, I had the worst day of my entrepreneurial life. DailyWorth was two years old, I’d been trying to raise investment capital for nine months, and I had two toddlers and a marriage on thin ice. A group of investors had verbally...

Why You Need a Business Headshot

Not like this. To riff on an old cliché, a picture can be worth a thousand bucks. Or some significant media exposure. Or an invitation to speak at a major conference. I had no idea how powerful a headshot could be until I launched an online...

Secrets of a Power Mompreneur

Eleven years ago, Erin Condren learned she was pregnant—with twins.  Instead of collapsing after the babies fell asleep, Condren, now 43, devoted her nights to designing and producing a customized stationery line, and eventually a line of...

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Three CreateWorth readers reveal what they pay themselves and why. Joselle Ho, Miso MediaSalary: My two co-founders and I each make $65,000-$70,000. We started when we went from bootstrapped to funded, a year and a half in Take-Home: It's every...

Source Opportunities on the Street

Potential customers are everywhere—are you talking to enough strangers? Make a New Year’s resolution to start now—and keep it up in 2013. You don't just have to go to conferences to network and grow your business.  When I was in web development,...

One Writer's Self-Pub Secrets

In 2007, Karen O’Lone Hahn wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first children’s book, "Millicent and the Faraway Moon.” The book features a cow who learns that she can accomplish great things when she stops listening to the voices inside...

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