Businesses Only a Woman Could Start

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Eileen Gittins, Blurb

With two successful start-ups under her belt, Gittins launched Blurb after she realized there wasn't an easy, cheap way to create a book from a series of photographs she had taken. Blurb lets users make, print, and sell their books in relatively easy steps for affordable prices. Blurb's community of authors continues to grow, and so does her revenue—hitting $45 million in 2009.