“It’s so hard. You’re working day and night. If you’re not so passionate and working day and night, it’s not going to happen,” says actress Jessica Alba about co-founding an start-up,The Honest Company, an e-commerce initiative that offers eco-friendly products for baby, family, and home. Her persistance paid off having spent three years being dismissed by others who laughed at the idea of an actress wanting to do a baby-products company. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

“It’s so hard. You’re working day and night. If you’re not so passionate and working day and night, it’s not going to happen,” says actress Jessica Alba about co-founding an start-up,The Honest Company, an e-commerce initiative that offers eco-friendly products for baby, family, and home. Her persistance paid off having spent three years being dismissed by others who laughed at the idea of an actress wanting to do a baby-products company. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

Often as business owners wearing multiple hats, we get exhausted and burnt out! To keep you going, here are 25 ted talks to pep up and inspire creative business owners!

Often as business owners wearing multiple hats, we get exhausted and burnt out! To keep you going, here are 25 ted talks to pep up and inspire creative business owners!

Inspiration for Cadettes earning their Entrepreneur badge: 44 Female Founders Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Inspiration for Cadettes earning their Entrepreneur badge: 44 Female Founders Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Utilizing their past consulting and corporate experiences and capitalizing on business relationships made over the years, sisters Rose Cook and Lynn Faughey launched The FlexPro Group in 2008. The business conducts supply chain consulting for the pharmaceutical industry, helping companies manage products every step of the way from planning and design to production and delivery. Since then the identical twin sisters have brought 30 consultants on board. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

Utilizing their past consulting and corporate experiences and capitalizing on business relationships made over the years, sisters Rose Cook and Lynn Faughey launched The FlexPro Group in 2008. The business conducts supply chain consulting for the pharmaceutical industry, helping companies manage products every step of the way from planning and design to production and delivery. Since then the identical twin sisters have brought 30 consultants on board. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

After 18 years in the finance and mortgage business, Vicky Thompson wanted a lifestyle change. So she went to school to become an appraiser, and launched Valuation Management Group in 2006 and emphasized client partnerships. In 2011 the revenue was $ 34.3 million. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

After 18 years in the finance and mortgage business, Vicky Thompson wanted a lifestyle change. So she went to school to become an appraiser, and launched Valuation Management Group in 2006 and emphasized client partnerships. In 2011 the revenue was $ 34.3 million. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

Allison Lami Sawyer (Co-Founder & CEO, Rebellion Photonics) listed in Forbes 30 Under 30.

Allison Lami Sawyer (Co-Founder & CEO, Rebellion Photonics) listed in Forbes 30 Under 30.

Tabatha Turman, Founder and CEO  Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions (IFAS), Woodbridge, Va.    A former financial officer in the military, Tabatha Turman always envisioned herself as her own boss and became a consultant right after her service. She took the next big step in 2007 when she launched IFAS, which uses finance and accounting strategies to help companies build business models.

Tabatha Turman, Founder and CEO Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions (IFAS), Woodbridge, Va. A former financial officer in the military, Tabatha Turman always envisioned herself as her own boss and became a consultant right after her service. She took the next big step in 2007 when she launched IFAS, which uses finance and accounting strategies to help companies build business models.

Kathy Mills’ company, Strategic Communications, provides voice, video, and data solutions to federal, state, and local municipalities. Mills focuses on hiring and empowering passionate employees. "If you’re really passionate about what you do, you’re going to be successful," Mills says. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

Kathy Mills’ company, Strategic Communications, provides voice, video, and data solutions to federal, state, and local municipalities. Mills focuses on hiring and empowering passionate employees. "If you’re really passionate about what you do, you’re going to be successful," Mills says. #WINS2012 www.wins2012.org

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