Issue #11: You Rock (Yes, You!)

Start DC Issue #11: You Rock (Yes, You!) A Note from the Founder You rock like this (^) kitty, even if sometimes it feels like you don’t. Even the most bad-ass entrepreneurs have their moments of doubt because doubt can be a by-product of putting yourself out there. But you got this. As women, we […]

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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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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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Start DC Travels: Entrepreneurism in Liberia

Entrepreneurism takes all forms. On even a quick walk in Washington, DC, you can find handfuls of enterprising businesses, from booths hawking screen printed political merchandise to women making and selling elote on a street corner. We recently returned from Liberia, a country that lacks formal business infrastructure as it struggles to recover from years of civil […]

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Messy Cooking with Flours in Your Hair

The lines between blogging/social media and business are blurred. For some in the District, like Katelyn Sornik of Kate Bakes and Tamon George of Creative Theory, social media or blogging was an entry-point to starting their own ventures. With this in mind, I reached out to Flours in Your Hair, a food and recipe blog started by two […]

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