Category Archives: Interviews

V001 Introducing Coffee & Cards at Conroe Coffee

We are super excited to launch our new Coffee & Cards Video Series. Each Thursday morning we will sit down with local business owners to chat about business, greeting cards and even hot topics du jour. Our venue, Conroe Coffee, is located at 206 N. Main in Downtown Conroe. Owners Leo & Jason are happy to serve delicious coffee, tea, homemade scones and English treats. Stay tuned for more fun!

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Interview: Tanya Lavoie with Gary Greene Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate

Tanya Lavoie is a successful Real Estate professional with Gary Greene Better Homes & Gardens in the Houston, Texas area.  She is the mother of two teenage daughters and the director of a thriving networking group for women. “Look for support.  Be with people who will support and teach you.  Be gentle with yourself – life has a learning curve. “ MG:  Sum up your business in three sentences or less. TL:  I am a realtor who specializes in residential […]

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Interview: Susy Christiansen of Busy Bee Studio

Southern California based Susy Christiansen successfully transitioned from the corporate world and created a technology company with kids in mind.   She is the mother of 4-year old twins. “I knew that the work-life balance I wanted as a mom would be tough there, so I decided to make a big change and venture out on my own.  And I’ve never looked back!” MG: Sum up your business in three sentences or less. SC: Busy Bee Studios is a digital […]

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Interview: Kay Green of My Precious Kid, LLC

Kay Green, owner of My Precious Kid in Hillsboro, Oregon created her company out of a personal need.  She wanted ID cards for her homeschool children.  The business has expanded to include child safety, cloth diapers and safe baby products.  Kay has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. “I try to leave work at work and set aside home time for home.” – Kay Green MG:  Sum up your business in three sentences or less. KG:  I own My Precious Kid, […]

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Interview: Tara Rodriguez of Kindermusik with Miss Tara

Tara Rodriguez of Hanford, California (located in the Central Valley) is the mother of two pre-school boys plus a college professor.  Tara shares how her youngest son inspired her to launch her business, Kindermusik with Miss Tara. “The most important thing in the world to me is my children and giving them every opportunity I can to grown into well-rounded, happy individuals.” MG: Sum up your business in three sentences or less. TR: Kindermusik is the world’s leading provider of music and […]

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Interview: Lisa Shock of Utilization Solutions in Healthcare

Lisa Shock, mother of two daughters ages 4 and 10, resides in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  Her company, Utilization Solutions in Healthcare, is literally changing the face of healthcare. MG:  Tell us about your business. LS:  I am a physician assistant and a health care consultant.  We teach hospitals, practices and physicians how to incorporate and utilize Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) for improved efficiency and profit. MG:  How do you market your service? LS:  Online, in print ads or […]

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Interview: Sandy Schmidt of You are Special Patterns and the Olde Country Cupboard

Note: It is with profound sadness that we report, Sandy Schmidt passed away on Sept 5, 2013.   Sandy Schmidt of Starke, Florida, cancer survivor and mother of one, shares her experiences owning two businesses simultaneously.  MG:  What is the name of your business? SS:  I have two pattern companies You are Special Patterns and the Olde Country Cupboard. MG:  Where do you sell your products? SS:  I sell my products on line via facebook and my blog, plu in CountrySampler […]

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Interview: Diane Long of D’s Stitcheree

Diane Long, owner of D’s Stitcheree in Surprise, Arizona offers some candid advise based on her 20 years of home-based business experience. MG:  Tell us how you got started? DL:  I started D’s Stitcheree in 1992 after my children were grown. My oldest son was in the Marines, my youngest son was a Junior in High School. I had always wanted to own my own business. Owning an Embroidery business just came at the right time. I was working a […]

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Interview: Peggy Schafer Vincent of Comfy Cozy, inc.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe.” – Anatole France Peggy Schafer Vincent is the mother of  2 boys ages 12 and 14 and founder of Comfy Cozy, inc.  She designs magical glow-in-the-dark pillowcases and apparel from her home-based business in East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania, about an hour west of Philly. MG:  Where do you sell your products? PV:  comfycozy.com– Hoping to branch out to catalogs again and retail stores this fall. […]

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Interview: Tracy Peck of Gramcracker Designs

Tracy Peck, owner of Gramcracker Designs,  is a jewelry artist based in Spring, Texas.  She is a mother of two, grandmother and full-time student.  Tracy began her jewelry business in May of 2011. MG:  Where do you sell your products? TP:  Mainly craft fairs.  Working on getting it all online also. MG:  What craft fairs do you participate in? TP:  Usually anyone I hear about in time. I just recently did one at an elementary school – traffic was non existent due […]

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