Tag Archives: business assets

Meet Amy, Debbie And Rhodie – Founders: Joyride Cycling Studio

Lamenting the lack of a local boutique cycling studio led three Connecticut women to open their own. Amy Hochhauser, a self-described “recovering” attorney had moved to Westport, CT when her second son was three.  During lunch one day with her friend, Debbie Katz, Amy said, “I wish we had a great spinning studio here.  Someone… Read More »

Meet Meredith Hubbard and Tracy Gohl – Founders of Easel Does It

While at a play date, each with two kids under six years-old, Meredith Hubbard and Tracy Gohl were discussing budget cuts in the creative curriculum at their schools. The women had similar backgrounds in event planning and teaching preschool and being involved in the arts and theater. They met during the economic crisis a few… Read More »

Finding Your Passion at Any Age!

“I’m not leaving Italy without a pair of boots that I love and I’m not leaving without cooking lessons.” These were high on Patty Newth’s must-do list when after retirement. She had embarked on a trip to Italy as an exchange student. Little did she know that what she would bring home and share with… Read More »

Meet Karen Schulz – Founder of Gramma Napoli’s Marinara Sauce

For years, Karen Schulz dreamed about starting a business around a cherished family recipe. But it took 12 years for that dream to come true. She left a job planning events for Mercedes-Benz to start her family, not knowing if or when she would ever launch her venture. “The hardest part was putting my dream… Read More »

Branding Guru Shares Strategies for Success

I recently interviewed Julie Cottineau, an internationally-recognized branding expert. Julie is the founder and CEO of BrandTwist, a brand consultancy company that helps entrepreneurs and corporations build their brands and leverage them as business assets. Before starting her own company, Julie was the VP of Brand at Richard Branson’s Virgin Group overseeing branding strategy for… Read More »