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Kathy Gendel: Success in the Undergarment Business

| April 12, 2008 | 15 Comments
Kathy Gendel: Success in the Undergarment Business

Ever watched QVC? One of QVC’s best selling products is Breezies Intimates, a line of undergarments created by Kathy Gendel. Breezies Intimates is a wide range of undergarments sold exclusively by QVC. What sets the Breezies apart is the patented fabric used in panties and bra linings. More than underwear-as-sexy-objects pitch like Victoria Secret, Breezies […]

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Eureka Moment: Kim Levine, Creator of Wuvit

| April 1, 2008 | 1 Comment
Eureka Moment: Kim Levine, Creator of Wuvit

Great business ideas are everywhere — if you’re willing to look closely. Kim Levine, invented Wuvit, which are little bags that comes in various patterns and provides soothing penetrating moist heat. She describes her eureka moment in her book “Mommy Millionaire: How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea into a Million Dollars and How You […]

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Kobold Toys: Home-Based Mom Launching a New Online Toy Store

| March 16, 2008 | 0 Comments
Kobold Toys: Home-Based Mom Launching a New Online Toy Store

A former colleague of mine who have left the workforce to be a full time mom to her kids has recently launched a unique specialty toy store. Ana Eiras, together with her partner Carmina Valdizan, are bringing to the Web a different kind of toy store called Kobold Toys. Kobold Toys brings its customers not […]

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Debbie Weiner: Interior Design for Budget Conscious Families

| January 27, 2008 | 0 Comments
Debbie Weiner: Interior Design for Budget Conscious Families

As a small business, you can’t offer everything to everyone. Hence, niche targeting has been an effective a strategy used by many small businesses to succeed. With more limited resources, you can offer better products or service if you concentrate on a smaller (but profitable) market that the giants of your industry has overlooked. This […]

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Richard Branson: Keys to Success

| January 4, 2008 | 44 Comments
Richard Branson: Keys to Success

Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group of Companies, shared the keys to his entrepreneurial success in a recent magazine interview (Playboy, January 2009, pp. 39-46): Hiring great people and keeping them happy. If your staff is inspired and enjoying their work, they’ll do what it takes to make the company succeed. In a nutshell, […]

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Ashley Qualls: 17-Year Old Success Story

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments
Ashley Qualls: 17-Year Old Success Story

One of the most interesting success stories of 2007 is Ashley Qualls, only 17 years of age but has already built a million dollar website. Her site, WhateverLife .com offers free MySpace page layouts giving her main target audience — young girls — the ability to change their MySpace pages using Ashley’s flowers, hearts, celebrities […]

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Norine Dagliano: Success in the Resume Writing Field

| March 6, 2007 | 1 Comment
Norine Dagliano: Success in the Resume Writing Field

One of the stories we are working on right now is that of Norine Dagliano, Owner of resume writing and job search company called ekm Inspirations http://www.ekminspirations.com/. Norine’s story is interesting: she did not start her career until later in life. A full-time housewife, she suddenly became a single parent at the age of 33. […]

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Betsy Fein: Rising from Unemployment to Clutter Buster Queen

| February 15, 2007 | 0 Comments
Betsy Fein: Rising from Unemployment to Clutter Buster Queen

One of the success stories we’re working on right now is that of Betsy Fein, founder and President of ClutterBusters http://www.clutterbusters.com . ClutterBusters is a Maryland-based company that was started in 2002 and has since became one of the leading companies in the field of professional organizing. Betsy started her professional organizing business shortly after […]

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Sharon Doherty: Success in Exporting

| February 8, 2007 | 0 Comments
Sharon Doherty: Success in Exporting

Sharon Doherty is the president of a small company in Ohio called Vellus Products Inc. http://www.vellus.com/ that creates a line of pet grooming products from shampoos, detanglers to brushing sprays. She realized that her products have worldwide appeal, and found a tremendous market outside of the United States. It all started in 1993 when a […]

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Jenny Lefcourt: One of the Most Successful Woman Online Entrepreneur

| March 25, 2006 | 1 Comment
Jenny Lefcourt: One of the Most Successful Woman Online Entrepreneur

We have a new success story posted, this time Jenny Lefcourt. She is one of the founders of the highly successful WeddingChannel.com, and now takes care of the business development needs of a new company Bella Pictures. Jenny is young, smart, wildly successful, and yes lucky. It is always refreshing to read stories of those […]

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