Written by Jan Turner Tuesday, May 14 2013
Genevieve Thiers drew on her life experience as the oldest of seven kids when she launched Sittercity.com in her dorm room in 2001. Today the Chicago-based company is America’s largest online matching service for caregivers and those needing their assistance. Thiers shares how Sittercity is partnering with companies like Amazon.com and MasterCard to assist with their employees’ needs and offers her best advice on how you can become a successful entrepreneur.
Written by Megan Blevins Tuesday, May 07 2013
Looking for an alternative to the cubicle, the corner office or just a fresh place to take the team? Check out co-working options like WorkHouse NYC or Link CoWorking in Austin, Texas. Meet the women – the creative space trailblazers – behind this growing trend that offers more than flexibility, affordability and convenience; it offers community.
Written by Lucy Soto Monday, April 29 2013
“I was 24 years old when I got injured and spending my 25th birthday in the military hospital thinking that my career was over,” says Dawn Halfaker, former U.S. Army and now CEO of her uber-successful software company, Halfaker and Associates. She is part of a growing constituency of women in the military who apply what they’ve learned in service to launching their own companies. For Halfaker, leading a platoon to success was good training for the business world.
Written by Olivia Putnal Tuesday, March 26 2013
Growing up, did you yearn for your teddy bear to talk to you? Innovative gamer Carly Gloge seemingly has made that dream come true. Ubooly, The Smart Toy™, is a stuffed animal (more orange fluff ball than teddy bear) powered by the iPhone, iPod Touch and soon, Android. The product’s popularity landed Gloge on Forbes’ "30 under 30" among Games and Apps Entrepreneurs in 2012.
Written by Patty Rasmussen Tuesday, March 12 2013
One night while lying in bed, Tara Baraniak thought up the phrase that would become her business slogan, “Pick your pace. Stick to it. You’ll finish. Pace Out.” She says, “I wrote it down on an orange piece of construction paper and wrote at the bottom, ‘Business plan, 1:24 a.m., August 22, 2011’.” Today she is the CEO of Pace Out, an active wear company for men and women.