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Last year at this is time Shirley Bazua was not thinking about e-commerce at all.  She was busy enjoying school and playing collegiate volleyball.  Then it all changed in a blink, when she sustained a serious injury and was told by her doctor that she needed emergency ankle surgery. Shirley had to leave school and return home for surgery and a long rehabilitation.  In …

Category: Girlpreneurs

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  Hey Everyone, Here is an EE (Eternal Essence Candles) update! A friend of mine recently graphed out all my orders by candle scent.  In these past three months, we found that based on our website sales  the top five scents are Calm, Ryan-Licht Sang Signature, Arctic Breeze, Lavender, and Florida Spice. This analysis really helps considering we are looking …

Category: Diaries, Girlpreneurs

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diary

Welcome to the Girlpreneur Diaries!  This series will be written by entrepreneurs who are building and running a business.  They will post regular entries, sharing the good, the ugly and the awesome.  You can follow along with each story as it unfolds, cheering for them, and commiserating too. I’m excited to announce that our first featured Girlpreneur is the inspiring 17 year …

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diaries

We’ve got a new series coming to the Bright Girls Blog, and I am very excited to share it with you! The Girlpreneur Diaries Series will be written by Girlpreneurs who are actively building and running a business.  They will post regular diary entries, sharing the good, the ugly and the awesome.  You can follow along with each story as …

Category: Diaries, Girlpreneurs

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Let’s make a commitment to teach the girls in our lives about money and investing because having control of our personal finances is the path to financial independence for all women and girls. Girls have revealed that parents teach our sons about money more frequently than we do our daughters.  Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization that conducts an annual teen finance survey, uncovered a gender gap …

Category: Money & Financial Literacy

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Why do girls ROCK at FIRST Lego League?  Because there are so many different ways they can use their strengths to shine. One of my favorite volunteer activities is judging FIRST Lego League (FLL) competitions.  This past weekend I judged a competition where the top trophy, the Champions Award, was awarded to an all-girls team, The Care Bears.  These winning 9-12 year …

Category: STEM

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Value of Money

Teaching our kids how to have a healthy relationship with money isn’t a single conversation, it’s a process.  And to most parents it seems daunting, even more intimidating than the birds and bees conversation! Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization that conducts an annual teen finance survey, found that 84% of teens look to their parents to learn money management, yet …

Category: Money & Financial Literacy

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When I spoke to social entrepreneur Alexis Kauchick in December, the 17 year old founder of Eternal Essence Candles shared  “I have sold $20,000 in candles over the past week and a half.  I come home make candles and go to bed at 2am, it’s so exciting!” Alexis is having amazing success with the non profit she created from a very …

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drone

image source: https://www.priv.gc.ca Have you heard the buzz? The $3.3 billion drone industry is expected to add 500,000 to a million drones to our skies this holiday season through brisk consumer sales.  Inc Magazine recently shared this prediction from industry insider Keith Kaplan, “Drones are the most accessible business opportunity we’ve had in aviation in 60 years.”  He went on to add that …

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