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Veronica Sain, D’ Leche

D’ Leche is an all-natural, gourmet baking company focused on creating traditional artisanal specialty sweets inspired by recipes from Argentina. The Company is owned by Veronica C. Sain, a native of Argentina who came to America with her family as a young girl, but held on to her passion for all things Argentine.

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Jacki Stanley, Bobbi-Toads

Bobbi-Toads, launched in 2012, creates fashionable happiness as a means to fulfill philanthropic dreams.

‘Ah ha’ moment that led to launching this business: When I was a kid, my dad had a dream in which he was told to invent these sneakers. He was told what they should look like, what they should be called, and […]

Karen Carter, Infinite Hands Initiative

Infinite Hands Initiative, launched in 2013, creates self-sufficient women and small business owners through hands-on workshops at local shelters in the Houston, Texas metroplex.

‘Ah ha’ moment that led to launching this business: I was volunteering as an instructor at several shelters and discovered many women needed more than business training. They needed someone to walk […]

Amy Morelli, 2u Creative

2u Creative, of Longwood, Fla. uses the power of ideas to differentiate, motivate and change the world for the better.

‘Ah ha’ moment that led to launching this business: In 2006, I was working yet again for someone who didn’t really didn’t care about the Creative people doing the work. We were just expected to pump […]

My Favorite Small Business Champion

Entrepreneur and personal friend Jack Nadel is my favorite small business champion — practical, gracious and generous in every way.

Jack’s award-winning book, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur, bottles the very best of his wisdom, experience and astounding success into nuggets you can apply immediately for noticeable results. Many Spark & Hustle alumni received a Kindle […]

Caitlin Pyle, Proofread Anywhere

Through Caitlin Pyle Proofreading, launched in 2009, Caitlin Pyle proofreads transcripts for court reporters on her iPad from anywhere in the world. ProofreadAnywhere, of Orlando, Fla. teaches others how to do the same through online courses.

‘Ah ha’ moment that led to launching this business: I’d been proofreading for years, and there wasn’t really an Aha! […]

Sue B. Zimmerman, SBZEnterprise

SBZEnterprise, of Wellesley, Mass. teaches entrepreneurs how to use Instagram to Attract and Grow an Awesome Community of Raving Fans.

‘Ah ha’ moment that led to launching this business: Attending Brendon Bruchard’s Experts Academy

Ideal customer/target market:  Women Business Owners 35 and older

First customer or client: By GIVING free advice.

Measuring success: By being a role mode to […]

Make Money Now on Instagram

Yes, you can make money on Instagram. No, it’s not just a platform for pretty pictures.

My 17-year-old daughter Emma is my in-house Instagram expert.   She uses the site as the primary platform to promote her business, Em John Jewelry, which sells bracelets, pouches and adorable totes.

I’m sharing very specific examples of what she’s doing on […]