Lindsay Phillips’ SwitchFlops: A Simple Yet Multi-Million Dollar Idea
Shoes have always seduced women – and emptied their wallets. A study by the Consumer Report’s ShopSmart magazine says that women on average own 17 pairs of shoes.
But given the weak economy and tight budgets, we can’t all afford to buy new shoes all the time. So wouldn’t it be great to have the option of dressing up your footwear to create different... [Read more]
Dan Yang: Creator of Tablet for Kids
Children are naturally curious, and love to touch and play with everything, including their parents’ electronic gadgets. From the time they can grasp an object in their hands, they like to get their hands on their parents’ smart phones and iPads.
Dan Yang, a woman telecom professional, had one mission after becoming a mom — how to keep... [Read more]
Fatheadz: Success in the Supersized Eyewear Business
Bigger isn’t always better — especially if you can’t find something in your size in the stores.
Rico Elmore, 6’3” and 300 lbs. with a big head to match, always find shopping for sunglasses an exercise in futility. The traditional pair of sunglasses either don’t fit him; or if he could squeeze his head into it, bouts of headaches are... [Read more]
Emily Kane: Meeting the Challenges of Breastfeeding with Milkmakers
One of the most exciting and empowering aspects of motherhood is breastfeeding. But for some women, the whole process of breastfeeding can be challenging, even difficult. Moreso when the new mom is returning to work, as Emily Kane experienced.
When she came back to work, Emily realized that she needed help to keep up her milk supply. The stress of juggling... [Read more]
Alissa Harakal: How to Succeed in the Personal Fitness Training Business
With the increasing focus on healthy living, balanced nutrition and exercise, the fitness industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. One of the biggest source of growth in the multi-billion dollar fitness industry has been the use of personal fitness trainers in health clubs and in private studios.
Alissa Harakal (www.bodydesignbyalissa.com) is... [Read more]
Holli Harris: Creating Tailored Clothing for Nursing Moms
Breastfeeding is a very special time for a mom and her baby. However, the whole process and logistics of breastfeeding can be challenging for new moms when they have to go out of the house. More so when they return to work and pump in the office.
Holli Harris, designer and founder of HadleyStilwell (www.hadleystilwell.com), understands this challenge.... [Read more]
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