October 19, 2020

Nala’s Kitchen Innovates and Grows

10.21 Nala’s Kitchen co-owners share about how the business has grown and weathered the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 13, 2020

Experiential Branding Consultant Helps Small Businesses

“I have never let a setback or any one person keep me from growing, pivoting, or learning more about what it is I do or am becoming,” says Caili Elwell Designs Owner Caili Elwell.

October 13, 2020

Meet Small Business Champion Annisa Teich

Annisa Teich, Founder of The Small Business Collective and Co-Owner of West Hartford Coworking, shares about running two businesses, how the businesses complement each other, and how she’s managed to keep her businesses afloat during the pandemic.

October 13, 2020

CT Business Owner Relies on Determination, Grit, and Persistence

Your Mind in Bloom, LLC Founder Angela Capinera talks about her experience as a female business owner.

October 12, 2020

CT Female Entrepreneur Encourages Others to Dream Big

“I attribute my success to my combined professional background as well as my constant networking and collaboration with people who encourage and challenge me to deliver my best consistently,” says Audra Garling Mika, Owner of The Write Fit Career and College Prep Coaching.

October 9, 2020

CT Graphic Designer Works with Women Entrepreneurs

“Women in leadership need to establish a support system to continue to learn and share with like-minded entrepreneurs for continued growth and success,” says AG Design Owner Annmarie Sirotnak.

October 6, 2020

CT Entrepreneur Runs Successful Virtual Assistance Business

“Going into business ownership and developing this from something I was passionate about has really been rewarding,” says Busy Bee’s Virtual Assistance & Management, LLC Owner Brittany Stephenson.

September 30, 2020

West Hartford Therapist Talks Innovation and Business Ownership

Laura Renfro LMFT specializes in helping people through all types of life changes. Working through a pandemic, she’s learned to transition, adapt, and innovate.

September 25, 2020

CT Entrepreneur Provides Money Management Strategies 

“Don’t wait for perfection” advises Patrina Dixon, of P. Dixon Consulting.

August 24, 2020

Connecticut Writer and Speaker Offers Insight and Inspiration

"There’s always somebody out there who will say yes. Go to those people and forget the people who say no,” advises motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, and author Amla Mehta.

August 5, 2020

Woman-Owned Healthcare Company Finds Its Place in CT

“I’ve spent a good amount of time working in my business. Now that everything is ebbing and flowing, I need to work on my business,” recognizes Phoenix Professional Services CEO and Director of Integrative Medicine Tamar Draughn.

August 4, 2020

Untapped Potential Continues to Create Opportunity in CT

“I’ve learned there is power in bringing people together to solve a problem,” says Untapped Potential Founder and President Candace Freedenberg.

July 9, 2020

WBC Encourages Female Entrepreneurs at Women Innovate Pitch Competition

“We’re proud to be part of the region’s efforts to highlight and support women entrepreneurs and innovators, encouraging high-potential technology solutions as well as ideas with social impact,” said WBC Program Manager Milena Erwin.

June 30, 2020

CT Entrepreneur Says “Hello, Hartford!”

"Basing my business in Hartford is like my opportunity to help grow Hartford and share the message of Hartford," says Hello Consulting Founder Robin Zaleski.

June 16, 2020

Women Support Women Through Ladies’ Power Lunch

“Women like the comradery and the support they’re getting from other women,” says Dr. Davia Shepherd.

April 16, 2020

Women-Owned Law Firm Makes Its Home in Hartford

Freed Marcroft LLC owners founded the company in 2012 and purposely created a space for their business and personal lives in downtown Hartford.

March 19, 2020

Female-Owned Startup Plants Seeds for Success

“I want to support female-owned businesses and help build each other up,” says PlantHer Founder Jillian Shea.

March 11, 2020

Hartford-Based Vsoulful Eatery Enjoys Being in A Vibrant City

"The best thing about working in the Greater Hartford area is the diversity,” says VSoulful Eatery Founder Azaria Drakeford.

March 2, 2020

Female Founder Finds Community in Hartford

“Women are the true visionaries. Most spaces I find myself in where true visioning is happening, where people are investing in passionate work… it’s all women. Every time,” says Veo Veo Owner Constanza Segovia.

June 18, 2019

Hartford-Based Root Down Power Yoga

"I knew I had an entrepreneurial mindset," says Root Down Power Yoga Owner Nicole Bengtson.

April 17, 2019

Meet reSET’s New Impact Strategist Emily Reisner

reSET Impact Strategist Emily Reisner on her first experience at reSET: “I walked in and I just felt like I belonged here. It feels like it has all the pieces any space in a big city might have in terms of connections with very experienced specialists in different industries.”

April 1, 2020

Female-Owned Startup Plants Seeds for Success

“I want to support Connecticut small businesses and the people who patronize those Connecticut small businesses,” says PlantHer Founder Jillian Shea.

March 7, 2019

Meet reSET’s New Managing Director Sarah Bodley

“In terms of Connecticut entrepreneurs, there’s room in the entrepreneurial space beyond tech and manufacturing startups and beyond the “typical” entrepreneur. There’s been a wave of growth and support in the three big pillars here—insurance, healthcare, and manufacturing—and it certainly has been great to build up an environment that’s welcoming to entrepreneurs,” says reSET Managing Director Sarah Bodley.

February 19, 2020

Hartford Entrepreneur Encourages Entrepreneurship

Find out how Hartford entrepreneur Tahara Chapman is using her array of credentials as a business owner and a realtor to help people feel confident about themselves.

February 5, 2020

CT Entrepreneur Makes an Impact Through Consulting and Mentoring

Tracy Allen is a mentor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. She launched TVA Consulting to help nonprofits and social entrepreneurs.

December 10, 2019

Small Business Owner Transitions into Entrepreneur Coaching

Beth Bolton is taking her years of entrepreneurial experience and launching a new consulting business, where she will focus on coaching and mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs.

November 4, 2019

Kiyomi Beauty Founder Shares Entrepreneurial Journey

"I’m very new to entrepreneurship, but I’m loving the high highs and even the low lows, because I feel like both have helped me get to this point where I am able to say that Kiyomi could potentially be something very big in the near future, says Kiyomi Beauty Founder Eliana Cardeno.

October 25, 2019

CT-Based Woman-Minority Owned Small Tax Firm

"If you’re providing value and have a great service/product people will pay what it is worth. Stay focused and persevere through all trials and tribulations that will come your way," says Whitehead Tax and Financial Services LLC founder Amber Whitehead.

October 15, 2019

Girls For Technology Encourages and Empowers Youth

"It’s exciting to see the business growing. It’s even more exciting to see it making a difference in young girls’ lives. We’re hoping to scale the organization across the state and increase awareness of our programming and initiatives," says Sabrina Tucker-Barrett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Girls For Technology.

September 5, 2019

CT Women-Owned Wellness Startup Embraces Health Tech

“The more you incorporate into a community of entrepreneurs, the more you gain. They’re excited to share with you lessons they’ve learned so you don’t make the same mistakes. Since I’ve learned to network with likeminded people, our company has picked up major momentum,” says Solstice Strategy Partners, LLC Co-Founder Delanea Davis.

aUGUST 28, 2019

Women’s Empowerment Center Director Helps Encourage Professional Prosperity

“We’re helping the Hartford community launch new startup businesses from minority women who are looking to create their own legacies,” says Tenesha Grant, Director of Women’s Services at the CRT’s Women’s Empowerment Center.

July 17, 2019

Small Business Spotlight: Sweet Equations

"I see Hartford as the economic engine of the state with more businesses and people moving back into the area in the next few years," says Sweet Equations Owner Sade Owoye.