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A Start-Up Story: Aditi Verma Hopes to Foster the Next Generation of Helpers

“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” ― Mother Teresa  As an adult I have found one universal truth – offering your hand to help others […]

Women Owned Business Day: My Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs

I love owning my own business (or I should say businesses)! To me, there is nothing more rewarding than making an income from a business I created and nurtured. In honor of Women Owned Business Day, I decided to spotlight inspirational women business owners I have had the pleasure to meet and learn from. These […]

Start-Up Story: The Inspirational Creation of 9Months

I believe that sometimes people are placed in your life at exactly the right moment. I don’t want to jump into a spiritual sermon, but this is how it felt from the first conversation with Carrie Marvin, owner of 9Months. Carrie went to high school with my husband and we have friends in common, but our […]

A Start-Up Story: Soulevant is The Lingerie That Lifts

A few months ago, I met and started helping Linda Wallace-Blau, local mother and former art teacher, promote her new business Soulevant Lingerie. For years, she had lamented about the lack of lingerie made with the proper support, so one day she began a two-year journey to design and create her own line of supportive […]

Start-Up Story: A Personal and Corporate Concierge Service With Heart

I met Ayesha Whyte at a networking event about a month ago and she shared her heart and story with me. She told me of her daughter’s recent health crisis and explained that this experience made her realize that every moment spent working had to be for the benefit of her family, not some larger corporation. […]

A Start-Up Story: CareLuLu Helps You Find Child Care

As a daycare provider, I understand how difficult it is to find quality child care. I get e-mails and calls from parents almost every day inquiring about availability. The process to find care is time-consuming, stressful and often frustrating, especially since so many  providers do not have websites. One couple, Evgeniya (Jen) Usmanova and Patrick Matos decided to do something about […]

A Start-Up Story: Chris Tyre’s Passion for Nerium International

Have you ever been in awe of how strongly someone believes in something? So much so that you simply had to find out what is igniting that passion? Well this was the case for me about a friend from high school who was passionately and enthusiastically sharing on Facebook about a new business and product […]

A Start-Up Story: The Geller Law Group

For years I wanted to create a will and trust to make sure my family, but especially my children, were protected. I had drawn up a will using an online service, but I knew that this was not the best answer. For many years, I let this responsibility slide. Partly because it is not a […]

A Start-Up Story: Inventing the CozyWoggle

* Sponsored post and giveaway. Have you ever seen a problem and wished there was a product invented to help? Perhaps you even thought of the invention, but never took the time to pursue turning your idea into reality. Well, former teacher and mother to two Cherlyn Jenkins has done exactly that. She has turned her vision into […]

Introducing ‘A Start-Up Story’ Featuring UngcrediBOWS

I come from a family of small business owners. My maternal grandfather owned hardware stores in New York and in Puerto Rico, my paternal grandmother owned a beauty salon before many women did such a thing, and my paternal grandfather ran a corner bodega with his brother in the Bronx. All believed in forging their own futures through […]