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Steve Jobs - From a Circuit Board to an Empire If there is one name that is synonymous with the digital age, it’s Steve Jobs. We all know he is the name and face behind the company that has products in nearly every household, Apple. But many don’t know the more detailed story about how he led the way in technological advancements integral to the development of the personal computer. Jobs was actually raised in what is now Silicon Valley by adoptive parents and although he dropped out of college, it was not because he lacked ambition. When Steve was young, he and his father

Spotlight Series Q&A for Entrepreneurs  Tom Schell is the owner and talented designer of Richard Paige, a growing business that sells handmade leather goods. He came up with the name of the business by fusing his and his wife’s middle names together, which is just as beautiful as the handbags he creates.   Tell us a little bit about your business and what you do. Richard Paige officially became a business in 2016. After being a personal hobby for a few years, my wife and I decided that we needed to jump in and make it official after I started spending more and more time producing

Spotlight Series Q&A for Entrepreneurs  Tell us a little bit about your business and what you do. I am an intuitive tarot reader, with a psych background. I started Rising Goddess Readings as a way to create a sacred space for women and men to discover their sacred power. This led to the Rising Goddess gatherings and retreats. As a freelance event producer, I produced women’s events and spiritual experiences for international brands for 10+ years, prior to launching Lovesgravity, and my own mindfulness retreats. The intention of the Rising Goddess and Rising Warrior readings are to guide women & men into their natural state as the

Spotlight Series Q&A for Entrepreneurs Tell us a little bit about your business and what you do. I own and operate B. Christopher Builders, a General Construction company that specializes in custom residential homes in Northern Utah. What made you aspire to be an entrepreneur? My desire to be my own boss and my need for perfection. Those just can’t be filled as an employee. What is the one thing you wish you had known before starting your own business? I wish I had known more about money management and how to make your money work for you. I’ve also had to learn a lot about computers

Spotlight Series Q&A for Entrepreneurs Tell us a little bit about your business and what you do. One summer, while living on the north island of New Zealand, my friend suggested I start coding websites professionally. It has been a journey ever since.  I am Victor Castro, born and raised in San Diego, and co-founder of Bloctheorym - a digital marketing agency. We create ways to connect businesses and people together using website-based marketing (SEO, social media, email, PPC, etc.) and great brand design. What made you aspire to be an entrepreneur? The idea that I can have full control of what I build and

  LeBron James Sets the Standard for Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in their Communities LeBron James is so much more than just a basketball player. He is a smart, strategic and all-round savvy guy who you can’t help but admire. He credits his mother for the man he is today, and for good reason. Gloria James, was only 16 when she gave birth to LeBron and she raised him with only the help of her own mother, who passed away 3 years later. LeBron definitely inherited Gloria’s perseverance and drive as he never let anything stop him on the court, or off of it. He knew

Spotlight Series Q&A for Entrepreneurs   Tell us a little bit about your business and what you do. I operate a Private Chef service on 30-A in the Panhandle of Florida. We mainly focus on in-home casual fine dining, but we also do custom catering packages for events.   What made you aspire to be an entrepreneur? My family didn’t have much money growing up. We had everything we needed and I had a great childhood, but I have always had the push in me to go get more for myself and my family. I had the drive to move up the ladder in every job I worked

Spotlight Series Q&A for Entrepreneurs Mitchell Cote-Sawyer has always known that he didn't want to be a typical employee at a huge company. Born with the entrepreneurial spirit, He knew he was destined to be in charge. Instead of being under some corporate umbrella, he thrives on helping others run their businesses effectively. We can totally relate Mitchell!   Tell us a little bit about your business and what you do. I am a brand consultant and work with numerous start-ups in the fashion & hospitality industries. I help with everything from business development to PR to talent acquisition. Basically, I help companies find new ways

You can’t hear the word innovation without thinking of one name, Elon Musk. Anyone who has access to the internet or television has heard of Elon Musk. Most associate him with the automotive company that he is a co-founder of, Tesla Inc. However, many are not aware that he has his hand in a wide variety of businesses, mostly dealing with tech. After dropping out of his Ph.D. program at Stanford University, he was free to pursue his entrepreneurial career. He became co-founder of a web software company called Zip2 which was acquired by Compaq in 1999 for $340 million. He then founded an online bank

40Christine Demirtshian, owner of both Cake Bams and Gigi's Cupcakes, is proving that women can and should run the world! She recently acquired both companies and is currently working to expand operations. She is looking forward to opening the first Gigi's Cupcakes location on the west coast in the very near future and has already begun introducing Cake Bams to markets across Europe. Check out her Q&A below to get to know more about one of the most impressive females in the food and restaurant industry. Spotlight Series Q&A for Entrepreneurs   Tell us a little bit about your business and what you do. I am the