Interview with Laura Ramirez Drain, founder of Random Words Marketing. Laura is part of EWI’s Grow My Business (GMB) program in Northern Virginia.
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.
One year ago, Fouzia Bencheikh found herself with a compelling business plan and a daunting mountain of challenges. Her vision and her questions made her a perfect candidate for Grow My Business. As a first generation American and daughter of
“Good networking skills will lead you to great success and friendships,” Susan Bierly, President of IMC Water Coolers and owner of The Core Networking, LLC. Susan joined the Grow My Business class to help the entrepreneurs get out of their
Jenny McKenzie lost her job in 1999, which she says, “forced me to reevaluate my employability.” She ended up focusing on her artwork instead and excelled in ways she never thought possible. One of her greatest accomplishments was to have her
Before Sushmita learned about EWI, she had an idea for a new business venture but did not know how to make it a reality. When she met the EWI staff, Sushmita knew they understood her creativity and they wanted to
When Hanan Daqqa first heard about EWI, she felt isolated from her community. Recently moved to D.C., Hanan hardly had enough time to get to know the people around her. She was raising five children while her husband worked overseas.
Nishat Siddiqui was taking care of her husband after he suffered a heart attack when she first learned about EWI. She was invited to a local open house where EWI entrepreneurs showcased their businesses and stories about joining the EWI community. Nishat
The first time Mariam Mohamed heard of EWI, she was a new vendor at the Fenton Street Market in Silver Spring. She recalls the start of her career selling her crafts, “ I did not have much to sell, but
Karen Webber Gilat is a creative spirit who infuses her passion for diverse modes of expression into everything she does. Since singing at her mother’s brunches at the age of 10, Karen has joyfully used her talents as an artist,