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Debbie Blacher of Wholesome Tummies: Making a Difference in the Food our Children Eat

"I wanted my kids to eat right, but I was working and pregnant with my third boy at the time, so my frustration quickly mounted, until one day I created the concept of Wholesome Tummies."
 
 
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Marlene Luterman of Calabasas Cake & Cookie Co.: Edible Happiness

"The world is a tough place and I want to make it a bit easier, even with just one bite of a cookie."
 
 
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Carol Mark of The Love of Tea: Social Change in Every Cup

"After a cancer diagnosis, my rediscovery of tea's health benefits helped me focus on tea as a business opportunity."
 

 
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Monisola Banwo of Pastries 4 U: Cakes for all Occasions

"A definitive success of mine was when I finally bought a gas oven after saving up for more than 9 months, which helped me launch my business."
 
 
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Nicole Patel: Delysia Chocolatier — Baking Passion into Business Profit

Success for Delysia Chocolatier is watching the faces of patrons enjoying our chocolates for the first time.
 
 
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Nilofer Saeed: The Hobnob Group — Introducing Pakistan to The World of Organic Foods

We face challenges that don't exist anywhere else in the world.
 

 
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Sarah Gross: Rescue Chocolates — Saving Animals by Selling Chocolate

Success is having enough of a profit each month to turn over a donation to an animal rescue organization, and knowing that my funds are used to save the lives of homeless or abused animals.
 
 
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Tania Shehzad: The Kitchen at 225 — Son’s 1st Birthday Inspired an Entreprenurial Mama

I define success as achieving an end goal with a feeling of contentment, pride and joy.
 
 
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Jung Kyung: Coffee Cafe Yeda – Purveyor in the Korean Coffee Beans Market

I realized the explosive increase of coffee bars in Korea and decided to advance in the distribution business of coffee beans.
 

 
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Didem Altınbaşak Tulgan: Rafinera — Developed Turkey’s 1st Daily Meal Plan Service

Success is to reach targeted point in a best way. In my opinion, with the right strategy and the correct targeting, everybody can achieve their goals.
 
 
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Andrelia D. Gooch: Andrelia’s Personal Touch Catering (APTC) – Recovering Addict Finds Healing in Entrepreneurship

I'm a sincerely grateful recovering addict whose addiction took me places that I won't ever go again. Now, I have the honest desire to give back what was so freely given to me...
 
 
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Lyda Feoli: Scatola Rossa — Supplying Costa Rica with Natural Gourmet Products

Success must be defined on a day to day basis. Imagine a huge ladder you need to climb to get to the top.
 

 
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Jennie Capellaro: The Green Owl Cafe– A Haven For Vegetarians and Vegans In Madison, Wisconsin

Opening a vegetarian restaurant had been a dream of mine for many years prior. As a vegetarian myself, I thought vegetarians and vegans deserved to have a place where they could order anything on the menu.
 
 
The Story Exchange, LeeAnn Maxwell, Vixen Vodka

LeeAnn Maxwell: Vixen Vodka– Vodka designed for Ladies

We went on a girls' beach trip - packed bathing suits and vodka - and decided to start our own vodka brand.
 
 
The Story Exchange, Sonia Kapadia, Taste Savant

Sonia Kapadia: Taste Savant– Avoid Spending Hours Searching For Restaurants

I always knew I wanted to start a business but I needed an idea. It all came to me when one day I was sitting on the couch planning date night.
 

 
The Story Exchange, Denese Palmer, Southside Distributors

Denese Palmer: Southside Distributors– Developing A Product For The Market & Proving Old Bosses Wrong

I believe that the necessary elements of success includes a combination of preparation, opportunity and the right attitude(positive, resilient).
 
 
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Lisa-Ann Marchesi: Bella D’ Oliva USA — Creating Pure Olive Oil for Her Family, and For Her Customers

Two full time working women with children with passion for success and life changing roles, ventured to Italy in February 2012 to find the beautiful olive that produces true organic extra virgin olive oil.
 
 
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Maria Luisa Pujalt: Laurie & Pujalt S.A.C. — Gourmet Salt from the Sacred Valley of the Incas

With this business we can help many people in the community of Maras Cusco and we can make Peruvian Pink Salt “Natural Crystal Salt” famous around the world.
 

 
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Pamela Laya Salazar: Piscachote Sac — A Mobile Bar Serving Peruvian Food and Beverage Products

[Success is] when customers appreciate our original beverages menu where the real star is Pisco.
 
 
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Jill Marcus: The Mother Earth Group — From Home Kitchen Cooking to Catering for a Guest List of 15,000

It is very hard work and requires tenacity as well as a desire to refine and reinvent yourself and your product every few years.
 
 
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Marion Hook: Adobe Rose Inn and ARI Foods — Choosing Entrepreneurship Over Retirement

To many who knew us, our decision seemed foolish and involved far too much risk.
 

 
The Story Exchange, Brenda vanDuinkerken, Duinkerken Foods

Brenda vanDuinkerken: Duinkerken Foods– A Gluten-Free Food Business

I realized there was a major void in the market for good tasting gluten free food after I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994.
 
 
The Story Exchange, Anne Dowling, Ridge Street Wine

Anne Dowling: Ridge Street Wine/ Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate– Wine bar & Cheese For Locals

I founded my shop because of desire to have my own place and showcase my favorite wines and share my knowledge and selection with the community.
 
 
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Jean Covel: Cupcake Castle– Bonding Over Decorating Cupcakes

"I wanted to create a place where mothers could bring their children in and decorate cupcakes."