Tag: success story

SHEEX: From Basketball Coaches to Multimillion-Dollar Bedding Business Owners

| January 30, 2010 | 20 Comments
SHEEX: From Basketball Coaches to Multimillion-Dollar Bedding Business Owners

Sometimes, the best business ideas are staring you right in the face; you only have to look hard to see them. Susan Walvius and Michelle Marciniak realized that the fabric used in the finest athletic wear would work just as well as bedding and bedsheet materials. These performance athletic gears use fabric that wick moisture […]

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Elizabeth Elting: Success in the Translation Business

| January 13, 2010 | 2 Comments
Elizabeth Elting: Success in the Translation Business

Elizabeth Elting is the co-CEO of the TransPerfect, one of the five largest language service companies in the world with estimated revenues around $225 million. Together with the spinoff business translations.com, Liz’s company employs 250 full-time staffers and 4,000 subcontractors, with 31 offices worldwide offering round-the-clock translation service. Despite the success of her business, TransPerfect […]

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Haralee Weintraub: Turning Adversity into a Successful Niche Apparel Business

| January 5, 2010 | 3 Comments
Haralee Weintraub: Turning Adversity into a Successful Niche Apparel Business

Haralee Weintraub understands that a business needs to address needs of its target market to be successful. As a cancer survivor and someone who suffered from hot flashes, she created a special line of sleepwear that helped women like her get a good night’s rest.

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Learning From Small Business Women Entrepreneurs

| December 25, 2009 | 1 Comment
Learning From Small Business Women Entrepreneurs

As the year comes to a close, we’ve compiled into a PowerPoint presentation some of the very insightful business lessons, tips and advice from the small and home-based women entrepreneurs we’ve featured on WomenHomeBusiness.com. Learn from these wonderful women who shared their stories of success, startup challenges and strategies from their own small businesses. Learning […]

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Sharifah Hardie: Success in the Professional Business Consulting Field

| November 17, 2009 | 4 Comments
Sharifah Hardie: Success in the Professional Business Consulting Field

Entrepreneurial success starts with the desire to be successful. However, desire is just the start: the entrepreneur has to learn how to resolve problems, identify opportunities and learn to manage resources. Sharifah Hardie’s role as a professional business consultant is to provide the expert guidance that could help the entrepreneur reach their goals.

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Carol Perkins: How Sickness Helped Her Discover a Lucrative New Business

| September 3, 2009 | 0 Comments
Carol Perkins: How Sickness Helped Her Discover a Lucrative New Business

Carol Perkins was leading a glamorous life as a model, until she got sick. Now home-bound, she retreated from the world with dogs as her constant companion. She started to sew and create outfits for the dogs of her friends and neighbors, which launched her Harry Barker line of pet accessories and doggie beds.

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Arvey Krise: Success from Pampering Grandkids

| August 7, 2009 | 2 Comments
Arvey Krise: Success from Pampering Grandkids

After wearing various hats throughout her career and starting different businesses, Arvey Krise is ready for a new chapter of her life. Now a grandmother, her new passion is pampering her grandkids. To share that joy to other grandparents, Arvey created SpoiledGrandKids.com. SpoiledGrandKids.com is an online store that she says is her “last child” offering unique gifts and clothing for the stylish grandkids.

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Candace Nelson: Sweet Success with Cupcakes

| April 15, 2009 | 13 Comments
Candace Nelson: Sweet Success with Cupcakes

Sometimes success can be found only after changing career directions.
Candace Nelson was a former investment banker who realized, after losing her job in the dot-com bust, that her life’s passion is baking. Candace then traded her suits to a baker’s uniform and found culinary success with her cupcakes.

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Lisa Rudes-Sandel: Success in Niche Jeans Market

| March 14, 2009 | 79 Comments
Lisa Rudes-Sandel: Success in Niche Jeans Market

Lisa Rudes Sandel had tried different types of diets and exercise, but she could not flatten her stomach. Hence, she was often pushed to buying jeans three sizes bigger to find one that fit her body. Instead of complaining, this daughter of the founder of a popular women’s denim and sportswear label (St. Germain) saw a busines opportunity. In 2003 with her sister Leslie, she started a company called Not Your Daughter’s Jeans creating jeans for women over 40 with womanly bodies. A name thought out by her father, Rudes-Sandel jeans line is for the often-ignored baby boomer women, not for the waif-thin young girls and perfect-bodied glamazons.

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Nicole Simons: Home Business Success Story with Fortunuts

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments
Nicole Simons: Home Business Success Story with Fortunuts

Nicole Simons sold out again and again her special walnuts — which she describes as, “a little bit of sugar, a dab of salt and a whole lota love” — at The Santa Monica Farmers Market, in Los Angeles. The nuts came in Chinese take-out boxes, with fortune messages, and they were a huge success. Learn how Nicole is steering her gourmet nuts business Fortunuts to success.

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