Startup DiariesSyndicate content

Felena Hanson considers the impact of Obama's presidency on small business owners and the lessons we can learn from events that have occurred during his eventful time in office.

Jenn Aubert, author of Women Entrepreneur Revolution: Ready! Set! Launch! and Owner of Cle Acupuncture, shares with The NextWomen four common denominators among unique women entrepreneurs - explaining how these accessible and easily nurtured qualities can pave the way for success in entrepreneurship. 

Women entrepreneurs are a hot topic. Many articles have been written and an increasing number of books have been published that illustrate that we are a force to be reckoned with and are growing in both number and influence. But what exactly makes accomplished women entrepreneurs successful? How have some climbed to such heights while others struggle watching their dreams fizzle out?

Truly Blue - Handkerchief Hem Dress by Coral TurnerCoral Turner talks to The NextWomen about how she relaunched the website of her online fashion boutique and explains how going back and starting over actually helped her business to move forward.

Sona Ramani explains the important things to consider when setting up a new business and the potential difficulties and pitfalls that can occur when balancing all the key elements.

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 5 of the Journey shows the hero leaving the familiar and ordinary world behind and crossing the threshold into adventure. Click here to read the fourth part of Ondina's series, The Hero's Journey Part IV: Meeting With The Mentor.

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.