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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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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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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LATELA’s “Collage” Exhibit

Start DC Checks Out One of DC’s Newest Art Galleries. LATELA (pronounced “Nutella” with a “La–”) is Marta Staudinger’s newly-opened Brookland art gallery and creative space. And like the hazelnut spread with which it shares syllables, LATELA is already winning fans. The space was recently voted DC’s best commercial art gallery by Washington City Paper in its 2016 reader […]

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Michelle Samson: Taffy Floral

Start DC catches up with Michelle Samson, woman-about-town and founder of Taffy Floral.   Virginia-based business Taffy Floral is unmistakable. Scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, I know before even glancing at the profile that a bouquet is Taffy Floral. And I’ve seen even more Taffy bouquets lately as Michelle Samson, founder, has been busy creating workshops with […]

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Laurie Collins: LC Systems

Laurie Collins, DC entrepreneur, on turning adversity into opportunity. I know Laurie Collins primarily as an Instagram whiz. We both attend DC Instagram meet ups, where she is @dccitygirl, a featured photographer with over 30,000 followers (#InstagramGoals). Collins is also the principal of LC Systems, a DC-based information technology firm that she founded in the […]

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Katelyn Sornik: Kate Bakes Bars

Katelyn Sornik, entrepreneur and foodie, chats about Kate Bakes. From a law student to a self-described alternative baker, Katelyn (Kate) Sornik is not afraid to reinvent herself. Forced to take a break from law school because of health reasons in 2010, Kate began developing a high protein snack bar that met her gluten-free and vegan dietary […]

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