Client success stories

We're fortunate to work with inspiring entrepreneurs every day and we're delighted to share some of their stories with you.  We invite you to work with us and build your success too.  Visit our contact page; we look forward to working with you!

Aura Salon

Aura Salon: Leticia Villagran

Think of Aura Salon as a safe haven for your hair. Leticia Villagran’s boutique has a relaxed, romantic feel thanks to crystal chandeliers, brick floors, antique settees, vases of French tulips, and mini-mullioned windows all couched in a charmingly historic building on Chappaqua’s King Street. And since hair is never just hair for women—it can…

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Dented Can Greetings: Cards for the Brutally Honest

When Chaya Herman was a teenager she and her best friend were shopping in a Hallmark store for a greeting card. “Wandering through aisle after aisle of lame greetings, we were at a complete loss. Every card looked the same and conveyed the same sappy, generic message. ‘Where’s the dysfunctional family card section?!?!?’ I wondered…

palisades cleaning

Spick and Span

Palisades Cleaning Service: Mercedes Nunez Tomkins Cove, Rockland County, NY Mercedes Nunez came here as an 18-year old who spoke no English, forced to leave her infant son behind in the Dominican Republic and clean factory floors at night to provide for him. Now 39, Mercedes is an entrepreneur, finding secure employment for herself and…

Rise Above Floatation

Take a Time-Out at Rise Above Floatation

Stay centered in a sensory-deprivation pod: Micah Saccomanno, Mt Kisco, NY An athlete in need of sports visualization of accelerated recovery? Your boss has your cell phone on speed dial? Suffering from insomnia, back ache or writer’s block? Your teen crashed the car—he’s fine, it’s totaled? Planning a bar-mitzvah or wedding? Serenity. Now. Get yours…

Frank and Joes FINAL

IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS

Frank and Joe’s Deli, Scarsdale: Lou Presta It may seem typical on the outside, in its sign-frenzied suburban shopping center location, but this neighborhood gem’s grab-and-go sandwiches hit the spot in a hurry. A family business, Frank and Joe’s Deli, now run by Lou Presta who began sweeping the floors at age seven in his…

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The Newest Shared Workspace in Westchester

Ground Floor Coworking, New Rochelle: Roy, Kathy and Miriam Gilwit Freelancers, entrepreneurs and telecommuters are on the rise—which means lots of people working at home in their sweats. But after a while, sitting cross-legged on your couch balancing a laptop and taking conference calls at the kitchen table can get old. Not to mention lonely.…

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Revitalization and Opportunity in Poughkeepsie

$100,000 Loan Backs Rehab of Abandoned Home by YouthBuild Students  Community Capital New York, Inc., the non-profit community lender serving the lower Hudson Valley, celebrated the transformation of a blighted property into a newly renovated, energy efficient house at 206 Winnikee Avenue on Monday along with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney,…

bennys tree service

ONE TO GROW ON

Benny’s Tree Service and P. Carino Landscaping, New Rochelle: Bernardo “Benny” Rivera Hurricanes have taught us that shady trees and long limbs growing too close to the house can cause more than mold on roof shingles and siding. Yet, tree cutting is a tall order. Bernardo “Benny” Rivera,  cut his teeth as an arborist working…

west shine cleaning

Ms. Green Clean

West Shine Cleaning Services, Irvington: Judith Huaman Have a broken Swiffer? A husband who thinks crumbs add character and an overscheduled schedule? Judith Huaman’s West Shine Cleaning Service keeps the dust from settling. Her team of house cleaners gets everything spick and span like magic, but the adult kind, in which chores disappear instead of a…

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Paw Prints on Your Heart

Croton’s Pampered Pet, Croton-on-Hudson: Sheila McManus No need to ruff it at Croton’s Pampered Pet, a new grooming lounge for dogs, and the people who buy their bully sticks. Freshly painted murals by a local high school artist and portraits of satisfied four-legged clients give the business  a salon vibe. Handmade organic dog biscuits by…

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Dip In

Posh Pretzels, Tarrytown:  AnnMarie D’Erasmo AnnMarie D’Erasmo, founder of Posh Pretzels, spent a decade perfecting her gourmet pretzel skills, which began by offering them as gifts, before transforming her hobby into a full time career in confections. Nothing makes you melt like her hand-dipped desserts. Peanut butter is an ingenious cross between a pretzel and…

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Hudson Valley Olive Oil: Shane Furnia Mount Kisco, NY

Oil and water may not mix—but olive oil and entrepreneurship do. Shane Furnia’s Hudson Valley Olive Oil provides a whole new perspective on the product, with more than 50 varieties of flavored oils, balsamic vinegars, pasta and sea salts literally on tap at his Mount Kisco emporium. Had a run in or two with pepper…