Couch to Active
Thursday, May 16, 2019 / Published in Blog
couch to active
Lyn Lindbergh traded in a 20-year corporate career to follow her life-long dream of opening her own business: what was to become Couch to Active. Frustrated by cultural norms in the fitness industry, Lyn wanted to find a way to address how difficult it can be to live an active lifestyle. She said her life
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 / Published in Blog
In her former life, Julie Fry was the first employee of Chuckit!, the ubiquitous, bright orange fetch toy that dog owners use to launch balls long distances. When Julie was introduced to the company in 1999 she was at a park with her dog where the owner was selling the toy out of his van.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 / Published in Blog
Crystal Carlson did not let anything deter her from building Ladywell’s Vitality Spa and Sauna. She had no knowledge or experience whatsoever in constructing and managing a business like it, but she was determined to pull it off. First, she had to figure out the information she needed to understand the kind of business industry
Thursday, December 01, 2016 / Published in Blog
“Mom, when you keep doing your best, you’ll never fail,” these were Lily Tran’s son’s encouraging words for her when she needed it most. With the support of her biggest fan, Lily took the plunge and opened her own business. She attended classes given by Business Impact NW’s Women’s Business Center, found funding for her
Friday, November 18, 2016 / Published in Blog
Following the conference, Business Impact NW (BINW) and Harborstone Credit Union, together with BECU as the platinum sponsor, hosted the IMPACT Pitch Competition for the very first time. The BINW team welcomed the sponsors, semi-finalists, and finalists into the Service Room; soon after, other guests came in and registered for the joyous event. Eight finalists
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 / Published in Blog
Michelle Moises exuded lightness and confidence as she recounted how and why she began her jewelry brand, Live Inspired Jewelry. The certainty and tenacity she emanates coincides with her message to every aspiring small business owner—never give up. And as a mother to her son, a current graduate student, a part-time Graduate Assistant for the