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How a First Date Led to Multimillion-Dollar Confection Company Sugarfina

Co-founder Rosie O'Neill looks back on the early days of building the brand with her now-fiancé: "All of the stories of how we found this concept are wound up in our love story."

Stephanie Schomer

· 5 min read

This Founder Sold Her Home to Fund Her Startup

Lara Mead, co-founder of athleisure brand Varley, quit her job and sold her house -- and it paid off.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read

This Millennial Founder Decorated Her Dorm Room Using Products She Created

At 18, Amanda Zuckerman co-founded dorm décor brand Dormify with her mom. Now, she's a 27-year-old creative director for the fast-growing brand she build from the ground up.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read

In Pitching Your Business, Take Every 'No' As a 'Not Now,' Says This Founder

Absolut Art CEO Nahema Mehta turned her rent-to-own art startup into a profitable reality thanks to sheer persistence.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read

How Two Sisters Turned a Textile Experiment Into a Bustling Global Enterprise

Lily and Hopie Stockman transformed their long-distance art project into a fast-growing business -- by not heeding advice from Harvard Business School and staying true to their vision for a socially-minded brand.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read

Why This Intimate Apparel Founder Walked Away From a Wholesale Business That Was 700 Stores Strong

Knix founder Joanna Griffiths built a company to serve women -- all women. When her wholesale partners were failing her customers, she made a drastic pivot.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read

How Losing Her Job Helped Jaclyn Johnson Find Her Inner CEO

Before she launched Create & Cultivate, Jaclyn Johnson founded No Subject, a marketing and events firm. But she never intended to be the boss.

Stephanie Schomer

· 4 min read

This Former Dating App CEO Wants to Make Motherhood Less Lonely.

Michelle Kennedy took her expertise as a leader in the swipe-right dating world and created Peanut, a networking app for moms.

Stephanie Schomer

· 7 min read

How Lauren Bush Lauren Hustled a Customs Agent to Save the First Order of FEED Bags

The founder of the mission-driven FEED looks back on turning her passion project into a fully formed business operation -- and finding the right partners to help the brand grow.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read

How the Founders of LOLA Learned to Talk up the Feminine Hygiene Market

Alex Friedman and Jordana Kier learned on the fly to turn their organic tampon company into a VC-funded reality.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read

How Research, Research and More Research Led the Co-Founder of Billie to a Successful Launch

Former ad exec Georgina Gooley had never launched a brand before. By getting to know the space she was entering -- and the consumers she hoped to serve -- she set out to disrupt the shaving industry.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read

How the Rifle Paper Co. Founders Turned a Side Hustle Into a Thriving Lifestyle Brand

Anna Bond and her husband Nathan had no money, no jobs and no business experience when they decided to launch the now-beloved stationery brand. Here's how they went from broke to $22 million in revenue.

Stephanie Schomer

· 6 min read