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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

Coworking appealed to Victoria so much that she started a business around it. Victoria Arnold, coworking enthusiast and founder of online ventures Desk Union and Homestayfriend, talks to The NextWomen about the growing trend of coworking, considering how this trend can help startups to progress, and why it particularly appeals to women in business. 

Kristel Kuit, founder of Headroom Assistance.

Kristel Kuit, founder of personal assistant services company Headroom Assistance, talks to The NextWomen about the importance of action in entrepreneurship, and shares her top tips for success when starting a business.

Alexandra Du Sold with the talented women weavers whose beautiful work inspired APOCCAS. Alexandra Du Sold, founder of luxury label APOCCAS, shares with The NextWomen the inspiration behind her business, and offers advice on how to deal with the turbulent challenges and successes of the entrepreneurial journey, drawing on her own experiences of leaving a successful career in finance behind and founding APOCCAS.

Emma Owens, Co-Founder of RormixEmma Owens is a Co-Founder of Rormix, an app which helps users discover emerging music videos. She shares with The NextWomen her top tips for startups, which she has learned from her own entrepreneurial journey.

Denise Colella is the CEO of Maxifier, the global leader in programmatic premium optimization. Denise Colella, CEO of programmatic premium optimization company Maxifier, talks to The NextWomen about the negative and positive aspects to being a woman in a male-dominated industry, drawing on her own experiences of working in the technology industry.

Alycia Hawkins: Co-Founder of Digital Hawkins and Online School of Dance. Alycia Hawkins, Co-Founder of online marketing company Digital Hawkins and online dance community Online School of Dance, shares with The NextWomen the stereotypes she faced in starting a business as a young woman and working with her husband.

The Hero's Journey Part IV In a tribute to US mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell, who asserted that all mythical heroes experience the same 12 steps on their adventures, Ondina Montgomery draws parallels between Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and that of the entrepreneur.

Part 4 of the Hero’s Journey describes the protagonist’s Meeting with the Mentor, where the hero encounters someone who can give them advice and ready them for the journey ahead. Click here to read the third part of Ondina’s series, The Hero’s Journey Part III: Refusal of the Call. 

Michaela Jedinak, co-founder of fashion businesses Joy of Clothes and Michaela Jedinak LondonMichaela Jedinak talks to The NextWomen about how she is building a business by following her passion and challenging traditional fashion rules. Her first little red dress collection was described as “a cut above the rest” by The Times London, and the concept as a “Eureka moment” by The Telegraph’s senior fashion editor Lisa Armstrong.

Daphne's pursuit of a creative career began with her stint as a singer in a punk band.Daphne Diamant, London based designer/illustrator and owner of Purpose and Worth etc, talks to The NextWomen about her pursuit of a creative career, and offers tips on freelancing, drawing on her own experiences of both being a freelancer and hiring freelancers.