From Waitress to Owner: “How Passion Carried Me Through” – Wonen in Business Article

How does a waitress—that is, a great waitress—become the proprietor of a restaurant? For Lea Fridrich, who took over the vegan Garden Café in Woodstock, New York, in 2015, the process involved hard work and the ability to turn to the community around her for support. Her now 10-year-old daughter, True, also played an important role and spends weekends and holidays working in the café, joyfully investing in her own future. Many of the people who have been key to…

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Dream Big and Bold – Savor Magazine – Women in Business Article

A SELF-PROCLAIMED “ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR,” VICTORIA LYNDEN, FOUNDER OF KOHANA COFFEE, TRANSFORMED A FUN SIDE PROJECT INTO A COMPANY VALUED AT $100 MILLION. HERE, SHE SHARES HER SECRET TO SUCCESS. “DON’T BELIEVE WHAT YOUR EYES ARE TELLING YOU. ALL THEY SHOW IS LIMITATION.” Almost all great businesses begin with solving a problem—you want something; it doesn’t exist, so you create it. That something for Victoria Lynden was great-tasting coffee. “I was running a restaurant and wine bar in Austin, Texas, but what I really wanted to offer my customers was great coffee,” she says.…

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12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making Important Decisions – Women in Business Article

I know this is going to sound a little hokey, but I view intuition as this powerful “thing” in my gut that is a silent and strong guide. However, it’s really easy to ignore, especially if you are busy and have a million things going on. And if you ignore it long enough, it gets smaller and smaller until something in your life has to scream at you (implode) so that you finally have to tune in. Let’s avoid getting to…

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