“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.”

Marie Forleo

Mentor of the Shopify Build a Business Program

44%

Growth of women-owned businesses since 2007.

10.6M

The number of businesses owned by women entrepreneurs in the United States alone.

85%

Female entrepreneur millionaires who are completely self-made.

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Valerie started a side gig selling leather goods with her husband

As we started to accumulate sales, we grew from a side gig to a full-­time family business by 2011. For a small business like us, Shopify is perfect for being able to create a professional website at a low cost using commercially available solutions, and yet unlike Etsy, it allows for a wide range of flexibility in branding our site as our own webstore.

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Fiona became tired of working as a graphic designer for corporate clients

That was over 8 years ago. Today, her wholesale greeting card and stationery business, Cartolina, sells worldwide to some of the most iconic retailers like Harrods, Anthropologie, The Smithsonian, and the British Museum.

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Laura quit her job to spend more time with her children, but still wanted to contribute financially

Before starting Pretty Presets, she had started 3 other businesses. While they weren’t successful, she learned a lot from those “failed” attempts and kept moving forward.

“If you ever find yourself closing up shop, don’t think it has to end there. If you’re not sure where to start, sit back and consider what it is that you’re passionate about.”

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Marion turned down a 6-figure salary to become an entrepreneur

Risk is a necessary part of entrepreneurship. And sometimes that means saying no to a sure-thing in the pursuit of something better. That’s the story of Marion Smith, a designer who turned down a $150K salary in the paper crafts industry to create her own independent brand and earn 6 figures a year.

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