Nicole Ketchum

Don’t worry so much — dream big and often and focus on where you want to go. You will get there. Nicole Ketchum is an entrepreneur and product designer who started her entrepreneurial career in 2008. After years of working for others, she created a modern décor line of acrylic…

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Shae Hong

Take the time to celebrate the little things.   Shae Hong is the CEO, Chairman, and co-founder of Sensio, Inc. Shae has used his knowledge of business development, consumer products, and merchandising to build Sensio Inc. into a multi-million-dollar business enterprise with multiple product lines and big-box retail partnerships. Where…

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Roman Grigoriev

Great businesses don’t start with an idea or even a problem. Great businesses start with great founders and founding teams.   Entrepreneurship is part of Roman’s DNA. He never switches off his creative ideas and his relentless hunger to see them realised. Fluent in three languages, over 17 years of…

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Volodymyr and Ksenia Bloom

Practice mindfulness, energy cultivation, and never stop learning.   Volodymyr Bloom and Ksenia Bloom are the Founders of Dezea Studio. Ksenia leads the creative team, while Volodymyr is responsible for the design and development side at Dezea. Dezea is a data-driven, remote-first creative digital studio with an ambition for simple,…

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Lucy Dean

Appreciate the small wins, don’t get bogged down in the details, and keep your mind on the goal!   Lucy Grymes Designs was created from Lucy’s desire to provide a welcoming atmosphere when she invited friends and family to her small apartment. She’d arrive home after work to wrinkly or…

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Stephanie Purcell

A freelance producer by day working in film, TV and international sports; Stephanie started doing interior design as a fun artistic side venture while pairing with her husband’s real estate investment business. This gave her the perfect opportunity to practice her design skills while experimenting with styles. She is big…

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Paul Barmes

Trust your instincts, be true to yourself and be selective with the advice you receive.   Paul Barmes, designer and founder of Barmes, created the lifestyle brand in 2012 to redefine the way people live, work, and move. An eclectic artist and entrepreneur, Paul brings extensive business leadership to his…

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Dai Baker

Automating your business processes will save your staff countless hours and improve your client experience.   Dai Baker is a marketing and branding strategist, entrepreneur, academic scholar and mother. Seeking a career that allowed Dai to utilize her creativity, she discovered Branding and Marketing. In September 2015, she launched Dai…

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Dani Nagel

Don’t let people tell you to reign it in. Your boldness is a strength, not a weakness.   Dani is a self-taught illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. She graduated at age 19 with a degree in fashion design, but as lover of both art and fashion she combined these two…

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Margaret Williamson

I honestly think the best thing to do is re-assess your business every several months. I think it’s too easy to get caught up in the day to day details that you lose sight of the overall. Margaret Williamson, creative director and lead designer, founded Leaf + Petal in 2015….

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