Mission Over Impossible: Fueling Resolve

When Sara Corry entered her yearlong HauteHopes Entrepreneur in Residence program with us in February of 2015, Sara told my Hautepreneurs cofounder, Jessica Eaves Mathews, that her biggest barrier to success was the lack of an e-commerce site to sell her company’s hand-sewn scrubs. Sara’s company, Batiks for Life – Scrubs on a Mission was partnering with another company which would alleviate many of the other barriers to begin working with womenContinue reading “Mission Over Impossible: Fueling Resolve”

Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset

In a mere .40 seconds, Google serves up 79,800,000 results on “how to be a successful entrepreneur”. That’s a lot of advice. Bold headlines: Build Your A-Team … Pitch Like a Pro … Know Your Competitive Advantage Name dropping : Zuckerberg … Jobs … Sandberg … Omidyar … Wozniak … Corcoran  Videos on sleep habits of successful entrepreneurs … from dropout to billionaire … rocking your pitchContinue reading “Adopt These 3 Traits for a Positive Mindset”

On Anger and Thriving in the Startup Pressure Cooker

As the founder of a tech startup, I’ve certainly had my share of experiences where the choice to let go of anger has been the only way I could maintain the emotional and mental resources needed to weather the extreme highs and lows of entrepreneurship. Anyone who has been involved in a startup understands that the pressure to deliver onContinue reading “On Anger and Thriving in the Startup Pressure Cooker”

Why I Don’t Feel Guilty for Being a Working Mom

I recall the exact moment I decided that something had to change. I’d taken on a part-time position with a local museum which I’d taken specifically for the hours when my husband would be home with our three kids. And while I actually enjoyed the work, I also missed out on a lot – myContinue reading “Why I Don’t Feel Guilty for Being a Working Mom”

Andre Moore: How an Injured Veteran is Using Kickstarter to Fuel a Dream

When deployment orders to Kuwait came in 2002, Moore was excited to serve his country. The young medic was with his unit conducting a maneuver exercise in an APC 557 when the vehicle hit a downed tree. Medical cases secured inside the vehicle jarred loose and hit Moore in his back, causing his spine to shift.