Michele Esposito – Founder of Not Just Any Old Day

[quote style=”boxed”]I don’t know if it’s a trend or more of a staple item, but personalized jewelry is never going to be gone because ‘sentimental’ will never go out of style.[/quote] Michele Esposito is the founder of Not Just Any Old Day…It’s YOUR Special Day, a jewelry line that believes dates such as an anniversary […]

Emily Egbert – Co-founder of HitUp

[quote style=”boxed”]When in doubt, don’t hire — keep looking.[/quote] A professional ballerina-turned-entrepreneur, Emily Egbert is the co-founder of HitUp, an app that allows customers to purchase and send business gifts to clients or employees in an efficient and personalized way. Sending and receiving gifts should be as easy as sending an email or updating a […]

Ad Sachan – Co-Founder at Treeline Woodworks

[quote style=”boxed”]Try more things faster.[/quote] Ad is an engineer by education, designer by disposition and an adventurer at heart. He finds life exciting when he is getting to build things better. He went to college for aerospace engineering, left for the gulf coast for relief work the year Katrina and Rita made landfall. After a […]

Vivienne Van Eijkelenborg – Owner of the Difrax

[quote style=”boxed”]Invest in yourself. You have to keep your energy high, ideas flowing and optimism thriving.[/quote] Vivienne Van Eijkelenborg is the owner of the Difrax baby product company that offers fashionable and ingenious pacifiers, bottles, baby care products, and cuddly toys. Ever since Vivienne took over the company from her parents in January of 1999, […]

Don Fornes – CEO at Software Advice

[quote style=”boxed”]Create and maintain a clear, easy-to-understand corporate file taxonomy—and make sure that everyone on your staff follows it consistently. [/quote] Don Fornes is CEO at Software Advice, a trusted resource for software buyers. Based in Austin, Texas, he founded Software Advice in 2005 after previously holding positions as a software analyst at an investment firm […]

Tom Alexander – Founder and CEO of PK4 Media

[quote style=”boxed”]I have my day broken out into sections, where most of my interactions with the team, clients, and vendors happen in the morning, while the internal planning happens in the afternoons. It allows me to capitalize on my morning energy, and be more introspective in the afternoons with planning.[/quote] Tom Alexander is founder and […]

Michael Hsu – Founder of DeepSky

[quote style=”boxed”]With Numbers. I help entrepreneurs build better businesses by giving them knowledge, metrics, and a dashboard to help them make smarter decisions.[/quote] Michael grew up looking up to his father, a successful entrepreneur who retired when he was only 46. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, Michael pursued the study of accounting, known […]

Dave Newmark – Creator of Bid4Spots

[quote style=”boxed”]Having status report meetings. I have made this a ritual since I first read about them in a book called the One Minute Manager many, many years ago. I believe so much in status reports that I’ve built them as custom reports into our CRM system so that they are automatically generated for each […]

Lee Gale Gruen – Actress, Speaker, and Author of: Adventures with Dad

[quote style=”boxed”]I’m always promoting whenever I have the chance. I carry business cards in my wallet and copies of my memoir in my car. I ask people for suggestions on where I might speak or promote.[/quote] Lee Gale Gruen (“Lee Gale” is her first name) has lived in Los Angeles, California since childhood. She has […]

Carney Shegerian – Owner of Shegerian & Associates

[quote style=”boxed”]I practice what I preach and surround myself with an outstanding supporting team.[/quote] Since launching Shegerian & Associates over a decade ago, Carney Shegerian has developed a reputation as “The People’s Attorney” ‐ fighting passionately for the rights of his employee clients, and compassionately explaining the process as each client navigates through his or […]