Shop Women-Owned This Holiday

As we prepare our gift list this season we want to spread some holiday cheer by supporting women who are working hard to follow their passions. Here’s some good news. There are 12.4 million women-owned businesses in the US. 40% of all US businesses are women-owned. Women are opening new businesses every day. In fact, there are 114% more female entrepreneurs today than there were 20 years ago. But here’s the bad news. It’s not enough. 62% of female entrepreneurs say that their business is their primary source of income, yet they ask for $35,000 less in business financing than men. Only 25% of women business owners seek business financing and only 7% of all venture funds for startups go to wom

D.L. Bryon Gets Personal Writing About “The Shadows of the Night”

Courtesy of D.L. Byron At the age of five, D.L. Byron became transfixed by the very act of someone playing an instrument. Although his first instrument was the piano, as soon as he saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, he had to learn to play the guitar. During his teen years in New Jersey, he formed his first band. As he told us in a recent one-one-one interview, “My first band was called The Famly Syrkle, after the Family Circle magazine which my mother subscribed to and copies of the publication lay all about the house. This first band was pretty basic. A drummer, bass player and myself singing and playing guitar.” But when things got difficult at home, Byron decided to make the move t

Learn to live the Offbeat Life of Your Dreams with Debbie Arcangeles

Photo courtesy of Debbie Arcangeles Debbie Arcangeles was raised in the Philippines by her dad, after her mom immigrated to the US to try to build a better life for her family. Debbie eventually made her way to New York to be reunited with her mother and was encouraged to follow a conventional career path like nursing. So when Debbie opted instead to pursue a career in the arts, her traditional parents were not pleased. Her rebellious path led her to working with NGOs as a photojournalist. She was able to travel the world, see exotic places and meet fascinating people. A perfect life. Right? But Debbie couldn’t help but feel that something was missing. She watched as some of the people runn

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