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  • May | 2009 | WomenandBiz.com
    on dating and relationships My hobby evolved into a blog and e newsletter that flourished into an interactive community where women discuss problems ask questions or get advice This was the birth of Marquet Publishing Then after college I could not find a writing job that paid enough so I changed my plan and researched jobs that would enable me to write while making decent money It took some time but I eventually landed the role of the head of marketing for a law firm After the firm gained media attention from the website articles and press releases other non competing firms noticed and hired me to freelance for them After a year I left the firm and worked as a consultant while I created my pr company EB When did you establish your businesses Kristin I established Marquet Publishing in 2005 and Marquet Communications in 2007 Read more Comments Off on Kristin Marquet founder of Marquet Publishing and Marquet Communications Posted in Women in Business Recent Posts Elisa Balabram interviews Chief Style Coach Catherine Storing Interview with Journalist Allison Haunss by Elisa Balabram Interview with Composer and Musician Tbird Luv Interview with Leticia Robles R B Construction Interview with

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  • March | 2009 | WomenandBiz.com
    to take pictures with Even then I was looking for a hook to get people to stop and shop EB What was your education and professional experience Were they helpful to starting your business Jennifer My journey is a bit different I started my 3 rd business my junior year of college That s the business I have today My first two businesses were launches and failures out of the gate because I didn t understand the importance of planning and relationships My third attempt was different I used the professors in my business school at Hofstra University as an advisory board They allowed me the flexibility to learn and really use what was being taught in class as value for planning my business The answer is yes my education and professional experience was very helpful Read more Comments Off on Interview with Jennifer Shaheen founder of The Technology Therapy Group Posted in Women in Business Monique Hayward Author of Divas Doing Business Posted on March 11 2009 by Elisa Balabram EB Dear Monique It s been over a year since we featured you on WomenandBiz com Could you give us an update on your business Monique Hayward Monique Dessert Noir Café Bar in Beaverton Oregon has now been open for four years as of January 29 2009 In addition to delivering great desserts fantastic cocktails and delectable savory dishes we focus on supporting the local community and being the place in Beaverton for live music local art and special events And a few celebrity appearances from Oscar winner Morgan Freeman a close business advisor and mentor screenwriter Mike Rich Columbia Sportswear s chairman Gert Boyle and others have helped generate buzz too Since we last touched base Dessert Noir Café Bar has received more local recognition in the media

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  • November | 2008 | WomenandBiz.com
    time she was fifteen she was reading books on philosophy and spirituality When spiritual teachers started to come to the United States from India Elizabeth found mentors and kept learning Pir Vilayat Khan had the idea of starting a university to teach how to discover one s purpose in life and how to develop oneself psychologically and spirituality Stephan and Elizabeth were responsible for building the Omega Institute Although they had no business experience her ex husband is a medical doctor and she has a degree in education they self taught all strategies needed to make the business a success Read more Comments Off on Interview with Elizabeth Lesser co founder of The Omega Institute by Elisa Balabram Posted in Women in Business Interview with Wendy Kaufman founder of Balancing Life s Issues Posted on November 25 2008 by Elisa Balabram Wendy Kaufman Founder and President of Balancing Life s Issues Inc What was your education and professional experience Were they helpful in starting your business Wendy Kaufman I earned a Bachelor s Degree in Education from Syracuse University and a Master s Degree in Industrial Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania Following graduation I worked in human resources career placement and held various positions at universities Then for several years I worked as an independent consultant before forming my own company Balancing Life s Issues Inc Combining my education life and work experience I found my clients responded to my down to earth direct and honest approach and insights related to work life balance issues When did you establish your business I incorporated BLI in 2001 How did you spot the opportunity How did it surface I was doing well as an independent consultant and my schedule was overflowing I actually had to turn down opportunities this was a

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  • October | 2008 | WomenandBiz.com
    an MA in Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College I am a Certified Professional Co Active Coach Coaches Training Institute When did you start your business I hung up my first artwork in July 1970 It marked the beginning of getting paid for my talent I officially got into business took out a sales and use license in 1980 I incorporated as an S Corp in 1991 How did you spot the opportunity How did it surface It wasn t like that I heard about the Pink Tent Festival 1973 and entered my work I exhibited in several craft shows in CT over my first 10 years in business I didn t think of myself as a business simply a free lance artist making money selling my work Big mistake in self perception but a great learning experience Read more Comments Off on Interview with Jane Pollak Posted in Women in Business Recent Posts Elisa Balabram interviews Chief Style Coach Catherine Storing Interview with Journalist Allison Haunss by Elisa Balabram Interview with Composer and Musician Tbird Luv Interview with Leticia Robles R B Construction Interview with Lizzie Swan and Marlowe Bechmann the Swingset Mamas Archives October 2013 October 2012

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  • September | 2008 | WomenandBiz.com
    for us for 15 years at Zinc Bar This coming October we are very excited to be moving to our new bigger space on West 3 rd street What are the most difficult challenges you faced as your businesses were growing Spending time at each one I m at Zinc Bar most of the time but I am fortunate enough to have great partners that are at Flatiron Lounge and Pegu Club How do you balance your personal life and motherhood with running and growing your businesses Because I m a business owner I can arrange my schedule but it requires a lot of discipline Firstly and always important to me is that the kids are happy and I ve spent enough time with them and then spending time with friends or taking a class or two for myself Read more Comments Off on Interview with Kristina Kossi Posted in Women in Business Interview with Lynda Weinman founder of Lynda com Posted on September 16 2008 by Elisa Balabram What was your education experience Lynda Weinman I had an unorthodox and alternative education for both high school and college and I think it influenced my attitude towards work and life in a significant way I went to schools where there wasn t a lot of structure or forced prerequisites and students had a lot of choice What this encouraged me to do was to identify what really interested me and learn that it was up to me to find internal motivation to pursue my interests I graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington in 1976 with a BA in Humanities The personal computer had yet not been invented so I had no experience with software or design in college Read more Comments Off on Interview with Lynda Weinman founder

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  • May | 2008 | WomenandBiz.com
    ten or eleven years to develop Lots of our projects are lengthy because they start in the conceptual phase and then often pause for a fundraising phase then after the funds are in place there is design development construction documents and then construction of the building itself These are long projects The concept of the theater at the National Museum of the American Indian was inspired by the original American Indian architect that headed it up Everything was designed in a circle based on the circle of life which of course is the way of the people It was very challenging for the theater component of the project that there were to be NO straight lines in the theater not one in the whole building As an audience member you can access the stage from the audience which works beautifully for American Indian pageants and also provides good accessibility for the disabled anybody in a wheelchair or any parent with a stroller can just go right up and across the stage and then come right down the other side It s all about that circle there is a free flowing feeling about it The Museum uses it once a week

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  • April | 2008 | WomenandBiz.com
    was working for the American Woman s Economic Development Corporation AWED a not for profit organization that assisted and trained women in starting and running their businesses as the vice president of training over 12 years ago She realized that although there were services for start ups and young businesses there were none for women who had already achieved a certain level of success She was expecting to become the president of AWED and planning to establish the division that would assist existing businesses Since the position was not offered to her she saw the opportunity to start WPO in 1997 Marsha has an expertise in adult learning theory and in small group communications and she was able to combine her educational background with her experience assisting small businesses to create this small group learning experience for thriving women in business Read more Comments Off on Marsha Firestone and WPO Posted in Women in Business Recent Posts Elisa Balabram interviews Chief Style Coach Catherine Storing Interview with Journalist Allison Haunss by Elisa Balabram Interview with Composer and Musician Tbird Luv Interview with Leticia Robles R B Construction Interview with Lizzie Swan and Marlowe Bechmann the Swingset Mamas Archives October 2013

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  • January | 2008 | WomenandBiz.com
    often cooked delicious meals for her family but she did not know anything about chocolate candy making This is how the business started back in 1983 Fany Balabram had been managing her husband s my father Moysés Balabram Construction company for several years when she read an article in a National magazine talking about the business of chocolate and how it would grow in the next few years Around the same time Fany learned about a course teaching candy making that was being offered in her neighborhood She decided to take it Although it was a good course it only taught her the very basics She then registered to take another course and learned a little more She saw the opportunity and soon she was ready to start her home based chocolate candy business She attended many courses thereafter tried many recipes and improved her baking style She also owns a collection of over 400 national and international cooking baking and chocolate books Read more Comments Off on Interview with Fany Balabram Fany Bombons Posted in Women in Business Interview with Melanie M McEvoy founder and president of McEvoy Associates Posted on January 27 2008 by Elisa Balabram What was your education experience Melanie McEvoy I earned a degree in Women s Studies and Sociology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas which is where I grew up While getting my degree I served as President of the pro choice students group on campus and was an extremely active organizer in the Las Vegas women s community My activism experience is actually what I call upon the most for my event planning and fundraising experience it s all people skills and organizing I didn t realize until much later in life that I had always been an entrepreneur just not

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