diary

Category: Diaries, Girlpreneurs

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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SOB spunky old broad

Category: Girlpreneurs

How do I know you’re going to love this SOB (Spunky Old Broad)?  Because she proves the point, once a girlpreneur, always a girlpreneur! Early in her career Dr. Gayle Carson launched a chain of career schools, a talent agency, and convention service business which she grew to seven offices.  She then sold the company and launched her next career as a coach, …

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Learned

Category: Girlpreneurs

image source: Ryan McGuire This has been a great year!  I launched Bright Girls in May and since then I have had a fabulous time meeting women and girl entrepreneurs and hearing their stories. As we roll into the last month of the year, it’s the perfect time for me to stop and highlight five compelling insights and bits of wisdom from my conversations …

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Category: DIY

Photo: LISA LINDER / EAST PHOTOGRAPHIC This activity is girl-tested and girl approved (just like our book!).  It touches on creativity, math, organization, and running a business. Today you get to open a restaurant! Step One:  Come up with a name for your restaurant.  It can be your name, it can be related to the type of food you’ll be selling at …

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eBay

Category: Business Ideas & Tips, DIY

I teach girls about entrepreneurialsm, business, and money and I love eBay as an entrepreneurial gateway and learning tool for kids. In my first post in this series I explained all the great things kids learn as sellers.  Now let’s get them started! Kid’s Quick Start Guide: Step One:  Find what you can sell. Clean out your room and/or playroom.  Look for things …

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Bright Girls

Category: Girlpreneurs

I am always on the lookout for great programs I can share with you that teach kids about business.  Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an afterschool program in many cities throughout the country.   Kayla Abramowitz, the YEA! winner of the 2015 Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Investors Panel and a 2015 National Champion, gave me the inside scoop …

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Category: Girlpreneurs, STEM

**Exciting Update***  Kylie’s company has developed a very promising partnership with CJ Projects, the makers of the Pillow Pet which has sold hundreds of millions of dollars of their product in a single year. The CJ Projects designers are busy working on a  prototype! We’ll keep tracking this to share updates.** When we think of new mobile devices, phones come to mind.  But …

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Category: Girlpreneurs

It’s 1919 and my grandmother, Sarah, is sixteen.  This same year, her mother tragically died from an asthma attack at the age of forty-two.   Sarah had little money and no prospects in the Polish town in which she lived.  So she followed her older sister to Germany, and lived with her and her husband.  The newlywed couple had few resources …

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intrapreneur

Category: Girlpreneurs

Have you heard of intrapreneurship?  It’s the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working inside an organization. An intrapreneur focuses on innovation and creativity, and transforms an idea into a profitable venture. Being an intrapreneur is a very exciting and fulfilling way to manage your career but it takes a special mindset and the ability to identify a company that’s …

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