Tag Archives: Business

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 »

Marketing Expert Helps Women Succeed!

Michelle Massman has been helping women succeed since 1993, when she created the area’s first Women’s Showcase in Central Minnesota. The next event is on Oct. 26 at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center. In addition to managing the Showcase, Michelle is vice president of Tonic Sol-fa, L.C., a popular singing group. Her marketing… Read More »

Summer 2013 Sizzles with Hot Women Leaders

Official summer hasn’t hit the mid-way mark, yet the thermometer has exceeded expectations with heat waves all over the U.S. Meanwhile, women leaders have been sizzling… with their actions and voices burning all over the media. Here are three women leaders whose leadership qualities have caught fire recently. Marissa Mayer – After her appointment as CEO… 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 »

How Different Would Your Life Be If Change Wasn’t So Hard

Every day I meet the most amazing women. What makes me sad is that very few of them believe that about themselves. It’s tough to be a woman today. The demands on your time usually mean that in any given moment you are disappointing somebody. When you are at work you worry that you are… Read More »

Turning Your Passion into a Successful Business

Two women living on opposite coasts of the country have turned their passions into lucrative small businesses. Marilyn Horowitz is a script consultant, producer, college teacher and author of ‘how-to’ books about screenwriting. Across the country, Sharon Hoshida is parlaying her love for books and community events into opening an independent bookstore on State Street… Read More »

Kids and Advertising: How Childlike Honesty Can Help Your Business

If you want an honest answer – ask kids. Trust me, as a mom of three teenagers, I know! I’m loving the recent AT&T commercials using kids to make simple points about universal principles that we can all believe in. When asked the most basic of questions, kids’ stream of consciousness comments are astonishingly funny, memorable, and… Read More »