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How this Small Business is Bringing Paris to You, Creating Jobs Along the Way

Like most people who travel to visit Paris for the first time, Le Village Marché owner Angela Phelps fell in love. And the feeling never left. Six years later Phelps decided to leave her previous careers in sports and entertainment behind to open a Parisian-inspired home décor & gift boutique in the charming Village at Shirlington in Arlington, VA. With the success and demands of customers around the area, a second location opened in June of 2015 in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood in Washington D.C. From beautifully beaded chandeliers and elaborate soaps from Marseilles to letter-pressed cards and French tea towels, Le Village Marché shares a unique blend of the old and new, reminiscent of a stroll through a Paris flea market. Both locations are a treasure trove of unique gifts for any occasion throughout the year. At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one question we had for Le Village […]

How this Small Business is Bringing Paris to You, Creating Jobs Along the Way

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How the Search for the Perfect Hummus Led to a Business That’s Changing Refugees’ Lives (Video)

These immigrant entrepreneurs are bringing underrepresented ethnic cuisine to New York City by employing resettled refugees who make “food without borders.”

How the Search for the Perfect Hummus Led to a Business That’s Changing Refugees’ Lives (Video)

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How a Toddler’s Toothpaste Binge Sent Two Sisters Down the Entrepreneur’s Path

These sister entrepreneurs are on a mission to fill the void in the natural personal care market for organic dental care products.

How a Toddler’s Toothpaste Binge Sent Two Sisters Down the Entrepreneur’s Path

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Quiz: What Do You Know About These Famous and Fearless Female Founders?

Test your knowledge of these inspiring female entrepreneurs from the past and present by taking this fun fact-filled quiz.

Quiz: What Do You Know About These Famous and Fearless Female Founders?

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How This Immigrant Entrepreneur Turned Trash into Millions (VIDEO)

Inspiring entrepreneur Maria Rios taught herself English, put herself through college and opened her own successful waste business.

How This Immigrant Entrepreneur Turned Trash into Millions (VIDEO)

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The Final Four: Meet the Finalists (and winner!) in the Chamber’s MBA Competition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation invited the top business students to examine the public perception of business and the crucial role commerce plays in our society.

The Final Four: Meet the Finalists (and winner!) in the Chamber’s MBA Competition

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Why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Shops Small (And You Should Too)

When it comes to partnering with small business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce knows firsthand the numerous benefits of being #BizUnited.

Why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Shops Small (And You Should Too)

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Sock It To ‘Em: How one Entrepreneur Uses Crazy Socks to Give Back to Others With Disabilities

This father-son duo launched John’s Crazy Socks proving that John's disability was no match to his passion for small business.

Sock It To ‘Em: How one Entrepreneur Uses Crazy Socks to Give Back to Others With Disabilities

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Meet the Minority Entrepreneurs Forging A More Inclusive Startup Scene in Portland

In Portland, America’s whitest big city, here's how innovative black and Latino entrepreneurs are fighting for increased representation and support.

Meet the Minority Entrepreneurs Forging A More Inclusive Startup Scene in Portland

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How Hiring Veterans Gives This Wall Street Firm a Competitive Advantage (VIDEO)

Find out how one combat-disabled military veteran is helping fellow wounded warriors transition from the battlefield to the working world.

How Hiring Veterans Gives This Wall Street Firm a Competitive Advantage (VIDEO)

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