Why Grow My Business Matters
Laura is a seasoned entrepreneur and passionate trainer with EWI. As she prepares for the next class of Grow My Business, she shared some reflections on the important role of the program for emerging entrepreneurs.
Grow My Business (GMB) is such a wonderful class to follow up after the Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS) Program. This class continues to bring together bright, savvy entrepreneurs, teachers, mentors and volunteers. It continues to teach them more advanced fundamentals of operating a successful business.
ETS helped the women become empowered, knowledgeable and prepared them to stand up and be their own advocates. GMB has definitely helped improve lives and businesses through encouragement, education and community.
Being able to advise these women and help them grow has been so rewarding. I love being able to share my knowledge and wealth of connections with the students and help them as they continue to the next level in business.
These women are not just students, but I consider them all friends and family.
Laura Starr Levengard is operating two businesses. She is the President of Starpower Fitness and a partner with the boutique event planning firm We Plan – You Party. She is a serial entrepreneur having started and run five different successful businesses in the last 20 years. Laura has many national certifications in the fitness industry allowing her to “teach the teachers”. She is very active in the Montgomery County, MD community with many volunteer jobs including past president of Women Business Owners of Montgomery County. Most recently, Laura has worked with EWI first as a presenter, then mentor and now as an EWI Entrepreneurship Trainer. Laura is an alumna of Leadership Montgomery Class of 2010 and has ideas for at least another dozen businesses! Laura is a lifetime county resident and has two sons.