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.
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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).
After having a gallery showing that sold out, I decided it might not be a bad idea to turn my hobby into a career.
I always had an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help others but never knew how to turn my passion for health, wellness, fitness and cooking into a business until I enrolled in a health coach training program.
I was working as the Director of Recruitment for one of the largest employers in the United States, but I felt that I could offer more to the world as an independent voice about careers, work, and recruitment.