Issue #6: Hey, June

Start DC // Issue #6: Hey, June A Note from the Founder Have you seen this video of an 8-year-old girl, as NPR puts it, “crush[ing] Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good Times Bad Times’”? It’s three minutes of bliss watching someone so completely in her element and doing something she clearly loves. For me, it was also a […]

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The Spring Issue

Start DC // The Spring Issue (Yes, It Is Still Spring)   A Note from the Founder We’re here! It’s been a while, and we’ve missed you. Hope business has been booming. I’ve been listening to a new podcast, “Making Money Moves,” candid conversations with women entrepreneurs across the pond. One bit of advice that a […]

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Issue #4: 2018 Is Our Year

Start DC // The Monthly Edit #4: 2018 Is Our Year     A Note from the Founder New year, new issue! January brings new beginnings and intentions. This year, I’m all about resolutions that aren’t just internal, but that also foster connection and help others (i.e. calling your family more often, visiting friends you haven’t seen […]

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Issue #3: See ya, 2017

Start DC // The Monthly Edit #3. See ya, 2017     In December’s issue: The importance of acknowledging your accomplishments, tips for women thinking of starting a business, and how your entrepreneur identity can help raise investment funds. Read on!   A Note from the Founder Woof, it’s been a year. Experiencing family crisis and […]

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Issue #2: Checking in, giving thanks

Start DC // The Monthly Edit #2   In this issue: DC earns the top spot nationwide in startup growth, the (personal and business) benefits of play, and 30-minute fall eats.   A Note from the Founder November’s all about giving thanks, and we are thankful for you. Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing. […]

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New Look + Newsletter

We recently revamped the site! What do you think? You’ll now see monthly featured resources and reads from our *brand new newsletter*! This month, you can learn how to build perseverance, know what you’re up against as a female entrepreneur seeking venture capital, feel those fall vibes with a quick read on pumpkin marketing, and more […]

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Issue #1: Not Quite Sweater Weather

  Start DC The Monthly Edit #1   *Welcome* to the first issue of the Start DC newsletter! In this issue: why VCs should invest in more women-led start-ups, funding resources, and how to build grit!   A Note from the Founder Happy October! You made it to cooler weather in DC. We’re kicking off […]

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Start DC Travels: Scandinavia

It’s no secret that entrepreneurship is hard work. Entrepreneurship often involves long days and weeks, balancing family, friends, and sometimes another job with launching and growing a business. (See our interviews with Michelle Sampson of Taffy Floral and Marta Staudinger of LATELA Gallery for a few examples.) In the midst of this hustle and our uber-connected, “always-on” […]

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Negotiation Tips for (Women) Entrepreneurs

Negotiation in employment is important, whether it’s salary negotiations in “traditional” jobs or negotiating with potential investors as an entrepreneur. Negotiation is critical for women, but it’s also something that many of us dread—sweaty palms, knots-in-the-stomach-style. But “like it or not, negotiations are part of our everyday lives,” Emily Long of CHIEF, a marketing and […]

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