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Tips for Going Retail

Bag from Kaela Designs   How do you make that retail leap from selling your product on Etsy to having it carried in over a dozen boutiques? Ask the founders of Kaela Designs. Two years after the mother-daughter team launched their line of...

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...

Small Biz Does Good, Locally

As in most American towns, it’s hard to get around Cambridge, Maryland, without a car. But not everyone owns their own vehicle. So three years ago, LaAngela McCoy, 33, bought a cab with savings from her full-time job at a local bank, hired a...

Must-Knows When Hiring a VA

Virtual assistants (VAs) are no longer considered off-site secretaries. Today’s VAs do everything from event planning and graphic design to managing blogs and websites.   Here, four things to do before you hire one:   1. Meet (or do a video chat)...

How She Rose to the Top

Whether you've started your own business or you’re part of a larger company, climbing the executive ladder requires both team spirit and certain entrepreneurial backbone. That’s what Anna Stern discovered when she decided to join Tri-North...

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...

Do You Really Need That Tough Customer?

So how can you avoid unrewarding clients and projects in the first place? I asked my brilliant Twitter friends for their personal red flags: @sarahjbray knows it's time to run when a potential client says, "It should take no time at all!" You're...

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