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Do You Need to Like Your Employees?

Opposites attract. We accept this idea in dating, but in business, too, you need people who balance you out. Just ask these three entrepreneurs. April Rietjens Sedall, Personal Office Management “When we realized our more tech-savvy clients...

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...

A Solo 401(k) Is Smarter

When I exited my magazine-editing job a few months ago to start a business as an editorial consultant, I knew the standard advice was to roll over my 401k into an IRA immediately. After talking with a few money-savvy friends, I opted to call...

A Recipe for Survival

Before I had breast cancer, I had kidney cancer. They caught it early, removed my right kidney, and I went right back to work as a fashion-industry freelancer.  Three years later, at 56, I was diagnosed with (unrelated) breast cancer. This time I...

Thrift is Good, Earning is Better

Amanda Steinberg asked Ramit Sethi, founder of "I Will Teach You to Be Rich", about how to develop your earning power.A lot of money advice focuses on cutting back. Why don’t more people look for ways to earn more on the side? I was actually...

A Sash and an Attaché

They dominate their market. They’ve nailed brand loyalty. Their sales force is disciplined and aggressive. They’re the Girl Scouts, and after 100 years, they’re finally getting recognized for their financial prowess—with 13 new badges rewarding...

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