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Mom Entrepreneur

Mom Entrepreneurs – Listen up!

Hear StartupNation Radio hosts Jeff Sloan and Dan Glisky, Jr. on Word of Mom Radio talking about the Leading Moms in Business Competition! Listen to the archived recording right here! Launched in mid-March, StartupNation’s annual Leading Moms in Business Competition is still going strong! With hundreds of amazing contestants and support pouring in from friends and fans [...]

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Votes are in, Judging Underway for Leading Moms in Business

It is our hope that the competition creates exposure for mom-run businesses by creating excitement for each business’s constituency. It’s our hope that the ranking results are a big PR hit for the winners. And with this eBook, it’s our hope that we can warm newcomer moms to the fires of entrepreneurship!
If you’ve been on the sidelines and think just maybe you’re ready to follow in the footsteps of the millions of other moms who’ve started up, consider the first step we are happy to recommend: download your copy of Start Your Own Mom Business!.
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I am ever amazed by the intensity and on-top-of-itness of competitors in the StartupNation Leading Moms in Business Ranking competition. The popular voting and entries phases have just closed and now we’re tabulating those votes and selecting stand-out competitors as judged winners. It’s always a difficult process – so many of them deserve the spotlight [...]

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Inspiration to StartUp: Should YOU Follow Your Passions?

This question has been in my heart and thoughts lately as my pet project, FitandFearLESS.tv, finally launches. As always, there are naysayers. Naysayers that question what a childrenswear designer could possibly know about the crazy world of online entertainment. As I take my first steps in this new venture, I’m often asked “I know this [...]

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Exclusive Interview with PINK’s Cynthia Good

Recently, I caught up with Cynthia Good, CEO, founding editor and co-owner of the award-winning PINK Magazine, www.PINKmagazine.com. PINK reaches more than two million professional women every year and has raised more than $60,000 for nonprofits benefiting women and girls. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Cynthia was a news anchor on television stations nationwide, created her [...]

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Mom tips for staying organized and ahead of the game

Our ally, Victoria Colligan of LadiesWhoLaunch has been a huge supporter and advocate for our Leading Moms in Business competition. She and her team created considerable awareness among the LadiesWhoLaunch community about the competition and many of her members ended up being named winners. Victoria, ever committed to the success of moms, provided us with this [...]

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EDI, UPC, and SSCC –OH MY! (Working with the Big Boys, Part II)

Updated 11/26/2013 Once you land an account with a large retailer you’ll soon be setting sail into a sea of acronyms and numbers that could make any sane person’s head spin.  Fear not!  Let me take you step-by-step through the process of developing your UPCs, registering your barcodes with the retailer, and becoming EDI compliant.  [...]

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Did I Just Tell a Big Box Retailer No?

Sounds a little unbelievable, but yeah- I did. I won’t name names, but I can tell you that this big box retailer has everything for ‘US Moms. It all started exactly a year ago at a tradeshow in Vegas. Their buyer walked by my booth, smiled, and took off in a flash. I was writing [...]

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ARRRR Matey! Design Piracy Act Hopes to Smooth the Seas for Designers

“Knockoffs” and “Copycats” are too often part of the hard knocks high fashion deals out to young designers.  Years spent perfecting the fit of a signature cocktail dress can be stolen overnight by a larger, more established company with lower price points.  Your signature cocktail dress is now mass market and you won’t see a [...]

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Start them Young! How to Cultivate the Young Entrepreneur

I remember very clearly my first trip to the principal’s office.   I was in the second grade and in trouble for “stealing other kid’s lunch money”.   As much as it sounds like the calling card of a bully, I can assure you it was nothing like that.   It was the early 80’s and jelly bracelets [...]

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Mommy CEO – Is it Possible?

Six months into launching Glamajama I was driving home from a playgroup with my nine month old son.  I caught Dr. Laura on talk radio telling some frazzled work-at-home Mom that there was no way she could be both a full-time Mom and a successful Entrepreneur.  Her argument was simple, one would suffer and all [...]

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Overcoming Failure to Launch

So you’ve got some ideas, a decent prototype, and a couple customers to boot…now what?  Sadly, many would-be entrepreneurs fail at running a business before they even start.  The complexity of a business plan, lack of funding, and an army of competitors all create a standstill that causes those flames of business freedom to flicker.  [...]

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Shhh…Three Secrets for Amazing DIY Publicity

Do-it-yourself publicity isn’t for the faint of heart, but it isn’t impossible either.  Over the past couple of years I’ve been able to secure several high profile publicity “hits” on my own and I’ve learned quite a bit in the process.  One of the things that I have learned is that you don’t have to [...]

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Beyond the Launch…feedback from Heather

I’ve received some great feedback and questions from readers after my initial post.  Several of them gave specific information about their business successes and dilemmas.  In the true sense of community, I wanted to share those responses and my suggestions for getting over those hurdles.  I am creating a “Beyond the Launch” series that will be generated solely [...]

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Hello StartupNation!

My name is Heather Nolte, and I have enjoyed being a small business owner for the past four years.   My company, Glamajama.com , is a lifestyle clothing company that creates glam-studded clothes for women, toddlers, and babies.  Glamajama has been featured on The Today Show, The Early Show, Oprah, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extreme Makeover: Home [...]

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