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Real Business Owner Rob Mardell, La Dolce Velo

February 7, 2013 – 9:00 am |
Rob Mardell of La Dolce Velo

We interviewed Rob Mardell, owner of La Dolce Velo about launching his bicycle shop in San Jose, CA. Rob shares his experiences, along with a few resources and tips that helped him get his business out …

Real Business Owner: Kelly Winkelbauer, Winkelbauer Transmissions

February 6, 2013 – 12:00 pm |
Real Business Owner: Kelly Winkelbauer, Winkelbauer Transmissions

Meet small business owner Kelly Winkelbauer of Winkelbauer Transmissions. Kelly shares a little bit about his business – how he got his start, what resources and services he finds useful, and what has been working …

What is a 321Launch.biz Real Business Owner?

February 5, 2013 – 11:22 pm |

The question was posed: What is a Real Business Owner?
321Launch.biz Real Business Owners are just that – real business owners sharing their insights and experiences about starting and running their small businesses.
Meet a few of …

Real Business Owner: Christina Shook, Photographer

February 5, 2013 – 4:56 pm |
Christina Shook

Q. What’s the name of your business?
A. Christina Shook Photography
Q. What business/industry are you in?
A. Photography – portrait, commercial and wedding/event
Q. What made you want to launch your own company?
A. Working for myself gives me …

Real Business Owner: Denise Ivers, Face It Beautiful Skin Care

January 23, 2013 – 5:39 am |

We sat down with skin care professional and small business owner, Denise Ivers, of Face It Beautiful Skin Care to learn what she learned on her journey to owning her own business. Here’s what she …

Real Business Owner: Michelle Jin, Zone 6

January 15, 2013 – 10:40 pm |
Clutch purse from Zone 6.

We chatted with small business owner, Michelle Jin of Zone 6 about launching her fabulous, California-inspired handbag business in San Francisco, CA. She’s learned a lot a long the way. Here’s what she had to …

Real Business Owner: Anne Jelinek, Pulse Kettlebells & Yoga

January 14, 2013 – 5:16 pm |
Anne Jelinek

We interviewed small business owner and personal trainer, Anne Jelinek about launching her company Pulse Kettelbells & Yoga, located in Sunnyvale, CA. Here she shares some of her experiences in starting up her fitness business.
Q. What’s …

Real Business Owner: Jared Doumani, Persnickety Painters

January 9, 2013 – 11:29 pm |
Jared Doumani

Q. What’s the name of your business?
A. Persnickety Painters
Q. What business/industry are you in?
A. Painting Contractor
Q. What made you want to launch your own company?
A. I am unemployable.
Q. What was your biggest hurdle you discovered when …

Real Business Owner: Diane Phillips, DK Designs

January 9, 2013 – 1:08 am |

Q. What’s the name of your business?
A. DK Designs
Q. What business/industry are you in?
A. Wedding
Q. What made you want to launch your own company?
A. A dear friend of mine convinced me to open my own …

Real Business Owner: Lara Fabens, Lodestone Consulting Services

January 7, 2013 – 6:49 pm |
Lodestone Logo

Meet Lara Fabens, owner of Lodestone Consulting Services. Lara’s company helps businesses put into words what they themselves cannot with marketing copy for websites, white papers, instruction manuals and the like.
Q. What’s the name of …