Starting a small business is hard. Creating a successful, lasting business is even harder. As Small Business Month comes to a close, we spoke with small business owners about what it's really like to start your own company. From a two-person travel production company to a gender-fluid lingerie line to puberty products worth $3.3 million, these female founders have taken the business world by storm. Blending a unique set of skills with business savvy has led them to not only start unique, world-changing companies, but also to foster a longevity that is rare in the fickle, novelty-obsessed start-up world. Ahead, we speak to the founders of seven small businesses about the highs, lows, and surprises of running your own company.
A Week In Upstate New York On A $140,000 Salary
Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money