Welcome to #ideaweek at Bright Girls!  In my book Your Own Business Can Be Great I teach girls about creating an idea and then figuring out if the idea is a good one. Today we’re featuring Laurie Hyman Co-Founder of Green Toys Inc. and co-creator of a very good business idea. Green Toys® is a line of environmentally friendly and kid safe …

Category: Girlpreneurs

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The gender pay gap is pretty well known; that women make less than their male peers. But this also carries over to small business.  In fact women-owned businesses on average make just 25% of the revenue of their male counterparts (men-owned businesses $625k to women-owned at $155K*). Most female owned businesses have few if any employees. Often this is a personal choice …

Category: Business Ideas & Tips, Girlpreneurs

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Kelly McCollum and Marcie Colledge founders of Yellow Scope successfully funded their Kickstarter campaign to bring girls rigorous and creative science kits.  That means these two scientists need to build a business and that might be more challenging than rounding up a dozen escaped lab rats!   I spoke to them to learn more about how they were transforming themselves into girlpreneurs. BG: At …

Category: Girlpreneurs, STEM

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In Sweet Success (our free eBook with fresh ideas on the lemonade stand) there is an activity that suggests you connect your interests, a charity or a cause to your lemonade stand. We found out about a girl who did just that in a very big way!  We’d like to introduce you to Vivienne Harr.  She learned about the plight …

Category: Girlpreneurs, Lemonade Stand Tips

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  I’m excited to share this update with you! The first Bright Girls book Your Own Business Can Be Great is written and the quizzes and activities have been tested by girls. The book tells the story of two girls (Kylie and Lucy) who take a brand new business concept from idea to execution. Right now we are busy finishing up the illustrations for the book. This …

Category: Book News & Updates

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Yasso Founder Amanda Klane

“Why do you play soccer? “ I asked my 10 year old daughter. She responded with a big smile. “It’s fun.  I get to be with a team.  I like sports, being outside, and I like the game.” It was a great answer.  Just what you would hope a girl would be getting out of participating in a sport.   But …

Category: Girlpreneurs

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