When Lisa Harris Jones launched her law firm 14 years ago, she used the only money she saw as an option — her own.
Harris Jones said she founded Harris Jones & Malone with $7,000 on the belief that "if I can't buy it flat out, then I don't need it." It has grown into a lobbying firm that takes in millions of dollars a year.
"There's nothing in this office that's on credit," said Harris Jones of the Charles Village firm.
Harris Jones isn't alone in the way she funded her business; many female entrepreneurs never seek capital from others. Entrepreneurs in general often struggle to find capital, but women can have even more trouble securing it....