In anticipation of the City of Chicago's Small Business Center on the Road Expo taking place on Saturday, June 24, we spoke with keynote speaker Maya-Camille Broussard—owner of Justice of the Pies—about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. more

Social Scene

In anticipation of the Chicago Woman Toast to Summer soirée taking place on May 18, we're highlighting the fantastic sponsors who are coming together for a night of wine, style and travel! more


Uma Vaiyapuri and Vineeta Santoshi launched Chutney Devis (Devi means Goddess in Sanskrit) in February of 2016. They specialize in regional South Indian cuisine and make all of their products in small batches. more


For business owners, cash flow is a major concern. Emilia DiMenco, from the Women's Business Development Center, shares these tips to deal with cash flow issues before it is too late more

Work + Money

Thinking of starting your own business? Oak St. Social shares some very valuable lessons and tips—learned from experience—for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Do you have what it takes? more


Margot Bisnow has interviewed 60 mothers and their entrepreneurial sons and daughters, compiling her findings in her new book: Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, and Change Makers. more


Shannon Tampa, owner of hot yoga and Pilates studio MELT, talks about what led her to leave her cubicle and open up a studio in Algonquin. more


Stephanie Abrams Cartin & Courtney Spritzer, founders of Socialfly, proved that working with your best friend can work! The founders of the award-winning NYC social media marketing agency talk about their experience of mixing business with friendship more

Taste Makers

Jaime Migdal is the CEO and founder of FetchFind, a resource for everything pets. more


When it comes to beauty, shopping local doesn’t always mean heading to Macy’s on State Street. Chicago is home to several unique beauty lines that offer everything from exfoliating scrubs to roll-on scents and toners founded by Chicago women. more


Block 37 will be hosting their 3rd annual competition for one Chicago brand, offering free pop-up space for this upcoming fall season. more


Founded by Natasha Casanova, Kathmandu Yogi is a fair trade company that creates yoga and meditation accessories made ethically by artisans in Nepal. more

Sponsored Content

Founding Moms is a platform for like-minded women to connect entrepreneurial mothers. Starting with founder Jill Salzman's own desire to learn from others like her, Founding Moms has grown to become a national community with over 10,000 members. more


Meet Ashley Rossi, the Founder and CEO of OrgaNums, a locally-based baby food line that gives parents a healthier and tastier alternative for their tiny humans. more


Any mother can tell you: bringing home baby can be a stressful, exhausting moment in life. Tina Morton, Founder of Cloud Nine Baby Planning, launched a personalized service that helps new moms and dads navigate those early, bleary-eyed days. more


Last Saturday, Chicago Market – a community co-op based on the city’s Northside – held the first of two May pop-up markets at The Bell Shore in Edgewater. We caught up with a few vendors there to get their best business tips. more

Work + Money

CEDARst Companies Now Accepting Applications for Small Business Startup Package Valued at $100,000 more

Legal + Resources

Chicago-based MUMZY helps turn moms into business owners with its popular crowdfunding site. We talked with the co-founders and learned that most moms already have some MBA-level biz skills in their backpocket. more

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Take this festival staple and make it work everyday- with a dose of edge. Here, our fashion editors give you five chic and easy ways to wear an elevated version of the fanny pack. more

Fashion + Style

Forget the neighborhood lemonade stand: 11 year-old Mikaila Ulmer turned a homemade lemonade recipe into gold, landing a contract with Whole Foods. more

Style + Trends