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How I Launched My Service Business in One Night

I’ll let you in on a secret: my biggest career move was conceived out of the blue, in just one afternoon, over drinks. It doesn’t sound like a recipe for success, does it? And to those who know me, who know that I am a devoted planner with a passion...

Why And How To Create A Strong Elevator Pitch

  Download a free worksheet: Create a Strong Elevator Pitch Creating a strong elevator pitch is one of the most important things to focus on when you start a business. It will help you network and get...

5 Things You Need to Achieve Your Goals in 2021 + Free Guide

Goal setting can be challenging, but the effort you put in can pay off in big ways for your business. Let’s be honest, we all go into the new year with the best of intentions for our businesses, but it’s easy for the ebbs and flows of life to throw...

How Postpartum Depression Revolutionized This Mom’s Small Business

Kathrine Bright’s small business inspiration came to her while pregnant with her second son. On bedrest dealing with a difficult pregnancy, the fitness trainer’s thoughts of impending “baby weight” lit a spark.

Dare to Dream in Hard Times (I Mean Now!)

Uber, Groupon, Venmo, Square, Airbnb, Hewlett-Packard, Hyatt Hotels. All of these companies share something in common. They were started during times of economic downturns, times when people were ready to change how and where they do business. Times...

Say It Loud, Say It Proud: Motherhood is Good For Business!

Women and mothers are leaving the workforce at disproportionate rates to men in 2020. In the month of September 2020 over 80% of the 1.1 million Americans who left the workforce were women. With children learning remotely at home, and childcare...

Starting a Business After Being Laid Off

After getting laid off, pushing to return to the corporate world is not your only option. Starting your own business is actually a smart strategic move for your career prospects and your mental health—which likely took a big hit when you lost your...

Pandemic Threatens Progress for Mothers in the Workforce. We Will Not Allow It.

A letter from our CEO and Co-Founder, Sharon Kan Dear fellow mother,

Best Support Services for Your Kids (and You)

There are many options out there to help your child (and you) be more successful this fall. Other moms are particularly well equipped to create solutions that will actually work for your family. These mom business owners (and Pepperlane Members)...