Tag Archive: The Story Exchange

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    by Angie Chang

    Knitter Turns Hobby Into Multi-Million Dollar Business (Video)

    How did she manage to overcome a variety of challenges and build a company in a sector she knew virtually nothing about? Watch Jimmy Beans Wool founder and CEO Laura Zander on The Story Exchange.

    By Karin Kamp (Director of Digital Media, The Story Exchange)

    When Laura Zander started her yarn shop in a small town in California, she was hoping to make $30,000 a year.

    “That would be great,” she thought back in 2002.

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    by Angie Chang

    1,000 Stories Campaign Launches To Help Women Entrepreneurs

    The Story Exchange is looking for women entrepreneurs for our 2013 video profiles. Tell your story and join the 1,000 Stories Campaign now to be considered.

    By Karin Kamp (Director of Digital Media, The Story Exchange)

    It’s no secret that small businesses are the key to our economic recovery. But how will growth be achieved? Many are banking on women entrepreneurs.

    In the U.S., women-owned businesses contribute nearly $3 trillion to our economy, and they are growing at more than double

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    by Angie Chang

    Young Entrepreneurs Jessica O. Matthews And Julia Silverman Invent Energy-Harvesting Soccer Ball

    Jessica O. Matthews co-invented the sOccket, and founded Uncharted Play with Julia Silverman.

    By Nusha Balyan (Writer, The Story Exchange)

    The sOccket looks like a regular soccer ball, but it doubles as an energy-harvesting source that can help light up communities without access to electricity.

    Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman, who are in their early 20s, came up with the idea for the sOccket while working on a class project during their junior year at Harvard. They were taking an engineering class for non-engineering majors and were tasked with addressing a social issue through art and science.

    Both had travelled extensively through Africa

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    by Angie Chang

    Entrepreneurs Under 25 (The Young And The Relentless)

    “I don’t give up. I’m definitely meant to be an entrepreneur,” said entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh.

    By Karin Kamp (Director of Digital Media, The Story Exchange)

    At a time of high levels of youth joblessness – the latest U.S. figures show that the unemployment rate for workers under 25 is over 16% – some are betting that the best chance for finding a job, is creating one.

    Over the past month, The Story Exchange has been interviewing young women who have started their own businesses to understand how they’ve came so far, so fast.

    What we found is a group who are fearless in the face of uncertainty and simply propel themselves forward without over thinking the obstacles.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs Share Stories Online At The Story Exchange

    By Victoria Wang (Co-Founder, The Story Exchange)

    One of the things I hear again and again is that women need role models. After working for years in the financial world, it’s something I personally know all too well. Throughout my career, I had often wished there were more senior women for me to share experiences with and to learn from on issues both business and work/life related.

    That’s why we started The Story Exchange to bring the stories of successful women entrepreneurs who can be role models to other women, wherever they are.