Monthly Archives: June 2018

Imagicakes: Grace Ramirez’s vision for inventive treats with a Puerto Rican flair

Grace Ramirez chose the right state, albeit unwittingly. Technically, a friend chose Wisconsin for her. But “Forward,” Wisconsin’s motto, could be Ramirez’s as well: It’s the direction she always heads. “I want to break the same, boring concepts that you see of cakes in Walmart and all those places,” she said. “I want to bring […]

Feeling like you can’t? Identify your can.

Can, Motivation Monday

Yesterday afternoon, my 9-year-old daughter was stuck. And frustrated. “Ugh! Mooooommmmmm!! This stupid video game won’t work!” I sighed, deciding to set aside my standard “We don’t use the word stupid”, and calmly asked her what was wrong. “I have to do THIS, but this stupid game won’t let me do it! So you can’t […]

It’s never too late to find your ‘thing’: Gauri Bansal is proof

Gauri Bansal, Motherbility Mom

Gauri Bansal found her calling on a shelf at Michaels. “I’ve been looking at this instrument and their woodburning displays for years. And, like, another one of those things — ‘Oh, I’ll do it one day. I’ll do it one day,’ Bansal said. “And then I guess three years ago, that ‘one day’ just happened […]

Beyond lemonade: Using summer to teach life skills, entrepreneurship

children entrepreneurship

As a parent, I will actively nourish in my children the characteristics of entrepreneurship — the desire to solve the world’s problems, the confidence to believe that they can do it and the self-discipline to follow through. Here’s my plan.

Single mom: Kay Kratochwill goes it alone, as a parent and entrepreneur

Kay Kratochwill, Feed Your Business

Single mom Kay Kratochwill had her first paying client, plus two potentials. So she decided to leap, choosing to quit her waitressing job to focus full-time on her own business. A better life for her kids? That’s worth the risk.