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Embracing Entrepreneurship at 35

When I was 22, I was working as an entry-level engineer on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. When Evan Spiegal was 22, he was building a company (Snapchat) that would go on to be valued at an estimated $3 billion or more. There’s no...

Why Entrepreneurs Need to Put Themselves First

Does your head spin with all that's happening in entrepreneurship these days? Social media, blogs, articles, forums, workshops... Do all the opportunities to learn, grow and improve yourself leave you feeling, well, overwhelmed? Young, keen...

In Defense of the ‘Coffice’

When I worked in an office full of people, it was easy to get distracted by chatting co-workers, frequent meetings and the latest workplace drama. Sometimes, finding time to actually get my work done was a challenge. Then, when I started working...

From Banking to Bags: How One Entrepreneur Made the Leap

After graduating from college with a degree in finance, Catherine Choi thrived in banking in Canada for 11 years. There was just one problem: She didn’t enjoy it. “When I looked around at the people I worked with, I felt alone,” Choi recalls....

Should I Refocus My Business or Find a Job?

I’m having a hard time deciding whether to stay in my business (of 10 years) or going back to a “job.” The very thought of going back is frightening (would anyone even hire me?) yet I am just not making enough money in my business. What should I...

Create Your Own Career: How 6 Women Did It

“So, what do you do?” It’s the perennial conversation starter of cocktail parties and business-card exchanges. Some professions — like accountant or computer programmer — are pretty self-explanatory. But what if your answer sounds something more...

An Insider’s Guide to Impressing Angel Investors

Angel investors are, well, the guardian angels of business. Without them, many of the world’s biggest companies, like Google and Facebook, may never have gotten off the ground. Through these first-stage investors, struggling entrepreneurs get...

Biker Barre Builds Community Around Fitness and Friendship

Hyperlocal isn’t just a marketing concept for the owners of Biker Barre, a boutique fitness studio that pairs spinning with ballet-style barre classes, in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It’s their foundation. “Our DNA is being in...

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