To work incredibly hard for something and have someone else determine my fate was the turning point for me, and the reason I started feNa.
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I launched the business in September 2008, with 20 greeting cards for gay and lesbian couples for weddings, unions and anniversaries. I now have over 70 designs.
My biggest success is always watching a new website come to life and exceed the business owners expectations.
My grandmother left me a very small amount of money. I felt a huge responsibility to spend that money in a way that would honor her.
I was overwhelmed by all of the information and ideas on the Web and that there wasn’t one place online to gather all of the amazing ideas.
I started my online business of speaking, writing, and coaching to help women discover their gifts.
I started my company to educate America’s youth on the basic principles of financial literacy and provide them with the skills to become financially free and fiscally responsible adults.
I realized that the same skills and talents I used to help grow the company I was laid off from, I could now use to help many others – under my own brand!
I am not sure that I realized I was starting a business at the time. I took a small “bridge” job that turned out to be a big opportunity!
I starting Project 116, a social enterprise that teaches kids entrepreneurship skills. Students learn how to develop sustainable products through hands-on projects.
When I was getting married, my biggest fear was tripping down the aisle. I needed a way to practice walking in my gown, so I invented one.
I was working at a department store when I noticed a constant problem. Women have a hard time finding stylish skirts that fit!
First Access is pioneering a system of financial profiles for microloan applicants to access credit using their prepaid mobile records.
Italian Americans have such a rich tradition of storytelling and often hold beautiful stories of immigration, struggles of assimilation, families and more.
I wanted to create a beautiful shoe that could adapt to us so we don’t ever have to compromise between comfort and allure. (Tanya Heath Paris is a line of shoes with removable heels).