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Your girlpreneur could be profiled in our second book!  

Hello, summer! It’s time to kick off another Girls Mean Business contest. After last year’s success, we knew we had to do another one. We’re so excited to get to know more girlpreneurs around the country and profile the contest winner in Book #2 of The Startup Squad series! So if you know a girl entrepreneur who is an inspiration to other girls, keep reading!

Beginning June 19th until September 5th, parents or legal guardians of girls between the ages 7 and 14 can enter their girls in the contest by submitting a one minute video of their girl talking about her business. Yes, a video submission is required, so ready your camera and have your daughter practice her winning pitch! The entrants’ businesses will be judged based on public vote (voting will be held from September 6-29), highest business potential, and video presentation. On September 29, we’ll select five finalists and then let the public choose our winner! Specific terms and conditions apply so check out the complete contest rules here.

29 girlpreneurs joined the 2018 contest, and they all wowed us with their amazing business skills! Our winner was Sara Robinson of Sara Sews who was profiled in our first book! Sara sells handmade aprons for kids and colorful fabric party banners on Etsy and Amazon Handmade. In her profile in The Startup Squad, Sara talked about life as a girlpreneur and running a business from a young age. You can read Sara’s profile, including the great advice she has for fellow girlpreneurs, in the first book in The Startup Squad series available here or wherever books are sold.


Sara’s well-deserved win gave her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see her name in print and sign copies of the book in bookstores wherever she traveled including Atlanta, Minneapolis, and New York.

During these trips, she gushed about seeing herself in the book and telling bookstore staff and customers all about The Startup Squad. She even documented her awesome adventures on social media, which you can check out on Sara’s Instagram and Facebook.


When we asked Sara what she enjoyed most about winning last year’s Girls Mean Business contest, she mentioned the great publicity for her business and the opportunity to grow it even more. Best of all, she enjoys encouraging and inspiring other girls to pursue their entrepreneurial passions. And she hopes other girlpreneurs will take a chance and join this year’s contest.

We look forward to meeting even more girlpreneurs in our 2019 Girls Mean Business contest. And maybe your amazing girlpreneur will add yet another milestone to her entrepreneurial journey.


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