Category: Success Stories

Rosetta: Subtle Flavor with Strong Fragrance!

While we were having dinner at home the other night, our causal dinner time conversation moved on to the articles (reviews) I often write about Branding, Logo and Marketing strategies in businesses, including fashion designing, hospitality, IT, service and other...

/ January 12, 2015

Warm Up to Judy B Dale’s Handcrafted Quilts

This week’s artisan feature highlights Judy B. Dales and her knack for creating beautiful, handcrafted quilts. Her pieces have been featured in numerous museums, corporate and private collections, and in homes all over the United States.  A Modernized Tradition Quilts...

/ July 3, 2013

Kate Spade: Handbags and Beyond

This week’s artisan feature takes a different spin, focusing instead on the world of fashion. I am covering fashion icon Kate Spade and her versatile design sense and business acumen.  Born Kate Brosnahan, Kate created the designer brand Kate Spade...

/ May 29, 2013
Roy Brizio

Roy Brizio Sets the Automobile World on Fire

Today’s Artisan Highlight features Italian-American Roy Brizio, a second-generation car customizer who’s developed a dedicated following among hot rodders and built cars for some of the biggest celebrities in the world. This is closely related to the previous post on...

/ March 11, 2013

An Explosion of Brilliance: Syd Howard’s Fireworks

Today’s success story features one of the pillars of the fireworks industry: Syd Howard. Despite challenges in both his career and personal life, he’s put on shows for some of the biggest events of the century.  Syd Howard and his...

/ January 28, 2013

Ellaspede and the Art of the Motorbike

Leo Yip and Steve Barry, owners of Ellaspede custom motorbike design studio, are today’s featured artisans. Together they demonstrate how businesses can still work even after they deviate from the original plan. Leo and Steve first met when they were...

/ January 26, 2013

Staying on Top – Success Story #36

In this week’s Success Story, I look at Pat Cuartero’s enthusiasm with yo-yos, which is contagious. His tricks are so out of this world it makes you want to buy a yoyo from YoYoNation, the online yoyo specialty store owned...

/ October 2, 2012