Paula Thomson

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Women might be especially good at this high-stakes career

If you're an entrepreneur who's good at giving advice and identifying potentially successful startups, you might consider becoming a venture capitalist.
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Facing a barrier? Acknowledge it. Talk about it. Move around it....

Businesswoman Julie Hanna says entrepreneurs often face barriers. The key to success is acknowledging those barriers and getting help to resolve issues.
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Connecting cultures while learning a new language too

Have you ever wanted to learn a second language but not had luck in the classroom? This Chilean entrepreneur has a solution: Join a conversation group.
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Ukrainian athletes shine at the Rio Olympics

The athletes representing Ukraine at the Olympics are making a strong showing. Several are placing, even winning the country's first gold medal.
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Her startup is preserving Mexico’s culture

Thinking about doing good in your community? Read how this Mexican woman created a startup to help local artisans and preserve her country's culture.
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These business pros are rooting for you [video]

Where do you go to get business advice? These Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship have a few words of wisdom for you.
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These successful women have advice for starting your business

Starting a business is tough, and being a female entrepreneur can be even more difficult. These top businesswomen are giving advice for your startup.
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Did you just suffer a setback? Good for you. [video]

If you are a small-business owner, you will likely face challenges and will also experience future setbacks as your business or organization grows.
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U.S., EU help Ukraine investigate journalist’s murder

U.S. and European law enforcement agencies are helping Ukrainian authorities in investigating the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet.