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Ritika Bajaj, founder of MeritC2 - Creatives and Communications Ritika Bajaj shares with The NextWomen her top seven key tools for entrepreneurial success, drawing on her own experiences of starting up her own enterprise, design and content house MeritC2 - Creatives and Communications

Octavia Smith talks to Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of Career Contessa – an interview series showcasing women's career stories – about Lauren’s experience with guiding women to reign as the entrepreneurs of their professional destinies.Octavia Smith talks to Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of Career Contessa – an interview series showcasing women's career stories – about Lauren’s experience with guiding women to reign as the entrepreneurs of their professional destinies.

...And maybe there is a revolution in that.

Computers are the new social currency, and how we carry them around is as much our status as our choice between iOS and XP.

Tatjana, from Germany, is the associate of mySTid and partner of Samka, the CEO of an innovative computer bag company based in Germany. Tatjana and Samka had been friends for years and lamented the inability to find trendy and sustainable bags for their busy corporate lifestyle.

Verna GibbsDina Yuen was lucky enough to catch up with SheHeroes co-founder Dr. Sophia Yen and Director Pia Guerrero to get more insight into how this non-profit startup functions and vitally, encourages young women to enter traditionally "male" careers.

Hashtag Collective was born in the leafy suburbs of North LondonAdele Woodthorpe of Woodthorpe Comms introduces Lorraine White of Hashtag Collective; a new men’s fashion brand, that gives emerging designers and artists a place to showcase their talent. Founded by husband and wife team Paul and Lorraine White, The Hashtag emblem represents strength, confidence and individualism.

My husband and I met at university and entered adulthood together! We know each other inside out.  Two years ago, my husband and I decided that we would enter into business together.

In the autumn of 2011, we put our minds together and over a cup of tea, we came up with the concept of a business venture that we would enter into together.  That day was the beginning of our journey as entrepreneurs and more specifically as business partners.

Style has always been an integral part of both our lives. More specifically, quality, tailoring, and customer service have always been fundamental to clothing and style purchases we make and we like to blend key designer pieces with high-end quality high-street pieces for our ‘go-to’ looks. This is what inspired us to start our own brand that focuses on doing just that.

Lara Morgan, Founder of Pacific Direct Ltd and Co-Founder of Company ShortcutsLara Morgan began her career when she was just eighteen. Four years later she founded her first business, Pacific Direct Ltd. A keen entrepreneur, Lara is also the Co-Founder of Company Shortcuts.

Georgina-Kate Adams, Founder of The Seed, Africa,with a girl whose education was funded through the project. Megan Foo of The NextWomen examines the issue of the lack of access to education for girls in developing countries. Megan talks to Georgina-Kate Adams, Founder of crowdfunding project The Seed, Africa, regarding the impact of educating girls through crowdfunding.

Lana Larder of The NextWomen considers the importance of identifying and protecting your company’s most valuable assets, discussing the issue with Mary Juetten, founder of Traklight, a software product which helps business owners protect their ideas.

Tigist and Haimanot DamtewAndrea Kolb of The Next Women meets Tigist and Haimanot Damtew from Ethiopia, founders of jewelry design company T&H Designs, who were trained in the trade by the NGO Gemini Trust. Andrea herself is the founder of social fashion brand ABURY, one of the companies through which pieces of jewelry from T&H Designs are sold.

Tigist and Haimanot Damtew are twins. Already this fact would be worth a whole story, seeing that twins in a country like Ethiopia are rarely to be found. For poor families like the Damtew’s, who also have another three children, twins are twice the burden. They often get separated, or only one of the two children survives their early childhood.

More innovative financing options, such as crowdfunding, are now available to entrepreneurs worldwide. A new breed of entrepreneurs is emerging.

Akosua Dardaine Edwards, founder of the Enabling Enterprise Project, examines some of the recent trends within entrepreneurship, considering the rise in female entrepreneurs, the increasing and more innovative financing methods available, and the rise of social entrepreneurship.

Over the last decade, entrepreneurship has come to the fore, not simply as a means of job creation and reviving the economy, but also as a means of introducing new ways of thinking and problem solving. Some experts have also suggested that entrepreneurship ought to be a way of life.