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Enterprising Women Who Beat The Odds

a businesswoman walking confidentlyThere are some jolting findings that claim that women-owned businesses fail at a higher rate, and the foremost cause is a lack of confidence. If you are a girl boss scouting for small business loans in Minnesota (MN)to fund your unique business idea, rev up your engines with these inspiring stories of feisty females who proved the world wrong.

Sarah Michelle Geller

She is best known for her role as Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. These days, she co-owns a company called Foodstirs with her friends Galit Laibow and Gia Russo. Although being a celebrity has its perks, Geller shares that she was not at all taken seriously when she decided to start her own business. Foodstirs makes pastry making kits so that in one package, families can bake a variety of sweet treats together. Everything is healthy, organic, and fun to make. All you need to do is follow six easy steps and you’re done. So far, the product is getting 4 to 5 stars on Amazon. It’s safe to say that Buffy is slaying the food industry.

Afton Vechery and Carly Leahy

Why does fertility testing have to be so expensive? This question led Vechery and Leahy to their new business idea, Modern Fertility, which makes fertility testing available at a cost of only US $ 149. It’s more affordable, convenient and responsive to women’s health needs. The owners view this startup as more than just a profit driven enterprise. It is a health and wellness campaign advocating that women should pay more attention to their fertility before it’s too late.

Johnelle Hunt

This woman is one of the richest self-made billionaires in the United States commanding 17% in shares of the Lowell, Ark, one of the largest transportation companies in the country. It’s hard to believe that she and her late husband had to sell the house and take out small business loans to fund a small rice Hull packaging operation. In 1983, she was able to take her business public.

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They say it’s a man’s world out there but for these women, the odds stacked against them only made entrepreneurship more exciting.

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