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  • Saying “I do” to entrepreneurship and goodbye to the corporate world, sisters Natalie Bauer and Melissa Russell left cushy jobs at Mesirow Financial and Jam Productions, respectively. Following their dreams,...

    Bella Bianca Boutique for Brides

    Saying “I do” to entrepreneurship and goodbye to the corporate world, sisters Natalie Bauer and Melissa Russell left cushy jobs at Mesirow Financial and Jam Productions, respectively. Following their dreams,...

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  • Nothing drives Kate Cozzani (pictured here)  like the thrill of winning a competition that comes from hard work and a driving spirit. The former public school teacher has built three suburban...

    Score One for This Business Owner

    Nothing drives Kate Cozzani (pictured here)  like the thrill of winning a competition that comes from hard work and a driving spirit. The former public school teacher has built three suburban...

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  • Kathleen Henson, founder/CEO, Henson Consulting, on debunking the balance myth. Let’s just get this out on the table. I’ve never bought into this whole ‘balance’ thing. To be frank, I...

    Balance? Hah.

    Kathleen Henson, founder/CEO, Henson Consulting, on debunking the balance myth. Let’s just get this out on the table. I’ve never bought into this whole ‘balance’ thing. To be frank, I...

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  • Rebecca Gruenspan’s dream was to become a mother, something she’d wished and hoped for most of her life. So when she married at age 23, she thought her dream was...

    The Adoption Option

    Rebecca Gruenspan’s dream was to become a mother, something she’d wished and hoped for most of her life. So when she married at age 23, she thought her dream was...

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  • Throughout my career at BMO Harris and in my current role as president/CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), I’ve seen many women start a business while working full-time....

    Start a Startup on the Side

    Throughout my career at BMO Harris and in my current role as president/CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), I’ve seen many women start a business while working full-time....

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  • When Nicole Kasal found herself heading towards divorce nine months after exchanging vows, she was determined to make lemonade out of life’s unavoidable lemons. Inspiring and impressive, Ms. Kasal founded...

    The Cleanse Culture Craze

    When Nicole Kasal found herself heading towards divorce nine months after exchanging vows, she was determined to make lemonade out of life’s unavoidable lemons. Inspiring and impressive, Ms. Kasal founded...

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  • Dreams of being your own boss and doing something you love may inspire you to start your own company, but to be successful in the long term, you need to...

    Starting Your Company

    Dreams of being your own boss and doing something you love may inspire you to start your own company, but to be successful in the long term, you need to...

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  • She hasn’t watched TV in 15 years – maybe that’s one clue on how she’s perfected her work-life balance. As CEO of The Conservation Center – one of the nation’s...

    Heather Becker

    She hasn’t watched TV in 15 years – maybe that’s one clue on how she’s perfected her work-life balance. As CEO of The Conservation Center – one of the nation’s...

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  • Today’s social-minded Millennials are taking care of business and the community at the same time. With a zealous entrepreneurial spirit and inherent social connectedness, what’s trending now is Millennials getting...

    The Do-Gooders

    Today’s social-minded Millennials are taking care of business and the community at the same time. With a zealous entrepreneurial spirit and inherent social connectedness, what’s trending now is Millennials getting...

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  • I’m Emilia DiMenco, the woman at the helm of the Woman’s Business Development Center (WBDC) (as of August 1, 2013) and the newest author to a newly re-named blog Lessons...

    Who is Emilia DiMenco?

    I’m Emilia DiMenco, the woman at the helm of the Woman’s Business Development Center (WBDC) (as of August 1, 2013) and the newest author to a newly re-named blog Lessons...

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