Jordan Thomas – Founder of Jordan Thomas Foundation

Jordan Thomas - Founder of Jordan Thomas Foundation

[quote style=”boxed”]People ask me all the time if I would change anything, and you know, I really would not. The opportunities that I now have to make a difference to children who need prostheses is incredible – and seeing a child walk for the first time makes for the top…

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Keisha DePaz – CEO and Founder of Punch Street

Keisha DePaz - CEO and Founder of Punch Street

[quote style=”boxed”]Keep an organizer and organize your day. I like to plan my day and time allocation – it helps me stay on track. You get into this behavioral pattern where if you’re not deleting items from the list you actually feel bad.[/quote] Keisha DePaz is CEO and Founder of…

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Mark Carson – President and Co-founder of Fat Brain Toys

Mark Carson - President and Co-founder of Fat Brain Toys

[quote style=”boxed”]Striking a balance between the quest for growth and the need for control. This is a perpetual battle, but one that I think most entrepreneurs must face. It’s exciting to grow quickly, but with growth comes sacrifice.[/quote] Mark Carson is the President and Co-founder of Fat Brain Toys, a…

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Mary Couzin – Founder and President of Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Mary Couzin - Founder and President of Chicago Toy & Game Fair

After self-producing and licensing board games, Mary turned her passion for the joy of invention into DiscoverGames.com, the world’s largest co-op of board game inventors. Widely recognized among her peers as a toy industry visionary, Mary introduced the inaugural Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) at Chicago’s famous Navy Pier…

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Hugh Weber – Founder of OTA and DudeToDad

Hugh Weber - Founder of OTA and DudeToDad

[quote style=”boxed”]Complete commitment to concept. I can be a pain about this at the beginning of a project – demanding a clear audience, identifying a big idea, etc. I can be an even bigger pain in the midst of a project. I get such a clear picture in my mind…

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Sarah Remington and Veronica Zanellato Kido – Founders of Me Two You

Sarah Remington and Veronica Zanellato Kido - Founders of Me Two You

[quote style=”boxed”]We are all about getting it done. One we have a great idea and decide to execute on it we make a plan and implement it. It doesn’t always happen as fast as we want it to, but it does happen. We also meet weekly to keep each other…

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Mel Brake – Executive Director of MPW Foundation

Mel Brake - Executive Director of MPW Foundation

[quote style=”boxed”]To believe in yourself, your project, your organization, and your worth, your dreams and your hope because no one else will. I don’t know how many times I heard from both family, friends, government officials and banks that I am wasting my time. That there are too many non-profits…

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Sheila Duncan – Founder and Co-Creator of Trouble The Dog

Sheila Duncan - Founder and Co-Creator of Trouble The Dog

[quote style=”boxed”]One business idea is to create your own advisory board. Take time to gather a group of people you trust and admire so you might ask their opinion(s) on your venture and its direction.[/quote] Sheila Duncan has been a restaurant owner, a travel industry executive and a life coach….

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