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Maryland Women-Owned Business series - October
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As a small business, I love supporting, recognizing, and connecting with other female entrepreneurs out there in the community. And as a mompreneur myself, I know how hard they work for themselves, their families, and their clients. They are each vital influencers of people all around you. I’d like to give some recognition to a few ladies who work hard every day, in the hopes of making a connection to someone that needs their services. We appreciate you more than you know, and we’re so proud to feature your business. We will be highlighting one business per month for the entire year of 2019!

Introducing the tenth interview in our Maryland women-owned businesses series……  

Jennie Kuperstein & Julie Melnick
Stand Out Public Relations

years in business: 3
www.standoutpublicrelations.com
social: @standout_pr

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1. What is the name of your company, and what product or service do you provide?

We are Stand Out Public Relations. We are a boutique PR and Marketing firm, specializing in hospitality. We mainly work with restaurants in the DMV. We work to get our restaurant clients written about in the news, as well as work in influencer marketing, working with locally based foodie influencers to post about our clients.


2. What is unique about your business?

Because of our small size, we like to consider ourselves extensions of the restaurants we work with and a part of our team. We get to work closely with Chefs and Restaurateurs and its so fun and exciting to see an idea become reality and be a part of the process.


3. What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

We love meeting with our clients face to face to plan the next event or campaign. We also love helping to produce cooking segments on local broadcasts. And sometimes we get fed, so that is always a plus!
 

4. What is your favorite part about owning your business?

Our favorite part of owning our own business is the flexibility. We can work from anywhere and since we both have young kids we are then able to be there for important school events.

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Maryland Women-Owned Business series - September
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As a small business, I love supporting, recognizing, and connecting with other female entrepreneurs out there in the community. And as a mompreneur myself, I know how hard they work for themselves, their families, and their clients. They are each vital influencers of people all around you. I’d like to give some recognition to a few ladies who work hard every day, in the hopes of making a connection to someone that needs their services. We appreciate you more than you know, and we’re so proud to feature your business. We will be highlighting one business per month for the entire year of 2019!

Introducing the ninth interview in our Maryland women-owned businesses series……  

Hallie Bulkin
Little Sprout Therapy & Metro Myo

years in business: 4.5
www.littlesproutspeech.com
facebook.com/halliebulkinbiz

With back to school finally here, many families are adjusting to the new routine, programs, and servicesto give their kids the most successful start to the school year as possible! Hallie’s business is committed to giving little sprouts a voice, confidence, and a sense of control over their little worlds by providing access to a variety of successful communication, motor & feeding strategies/tools. She is a family-centered business and strives for real measurable results in all aspects of her business! As a Mom and business owner, she helps others receive the support they need to make a positive change in their children’s communication skills.

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1. What is the name of your company, and what product or service do you provide?

Little Sprout Speech, LLC was rebranded to Little Sprout Therapy & Metro Myo in 2018. We travel to clients to provide pediatric speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy and orofacial myofunctional therapy (the later for pediatrics and adults). We also provide oral habit (e.g., thumb sucking/nail biting, etc) elimination programs.

2. What made you choose this type of business, and/or how did you get your idea or concept for the business?

I have always been business minded and wanted to work for myself. I combined my love for business with my love for working with picky eaters and children who were speech and language delayed and Little Sprout Speech was born in June 2014. I knew by going into private practice, I could make my schedule and actively raise my children. I knew I could bring on colleagues to work with me in order to continue to maintain my “why” behind starting a private practice and 4.5 years later we are a team of 20 therapists and constantly growing to meet the needs of our clients!



3. If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

Focus on being the best version of YOU that you can be. People do business with people they like and trust. Being genuine and staying true to yourself will get you much further in life and business.
 

4. What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

My family and my clients. I was born to be a mom and a business owner. I am lucky to have a husband who supports my decision to be a working business-owning mom and one of these days I would love to retire my husband from his fancy attorney job ;) When it comes to my kids, I love nothing more than taking a moment to stand back and admire how much they are constantly changing and growing, you should hear some of the things my 3.5 year old says!! On a business front, helping clients enjoy eating, speaking and watching them develop more confidence as they experience success keeps me motivated to keep treating on top of running the daily business operations.

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Maryland Women-Owned Business series - August
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As a small business, I love supporting, recognizing, and connecting with other female entrepreneurs out there in the community. And as a mompreneur myself, I know how hard they work for themselves, their families, and their clients. They are each vital influencers of people all around you. I’d like to give some recognition to a few ladies who work hard every day, in the hopes of making a connection to someone that needs their services. We appreciate you more than you know, and we’re so proud to feature your business. We will be highlighting one business per month for the entire year of 2019!

Introducing the eighth interview in our Maryland women-owned businesses series……  

name: Julia Rackliffe
company/brand: BABY GEAR by Julia, BABY QUIP
Independent Quality Provider

years in business: 1
where can we find you?: http://www.babygearbyjulia.com

With the last month of Summer upon us, I know many families are heading into vacation mode. Julia offers high-quality and fully insured baby gear delivered to your door while you are traveling! What could be better than that? Her company, BabyQuip, helps families pack light and travel happy to hundreds of destinations. BabyQuip delivers and sets up clean, quality baby gear at a family’s hotel, vacation rental or private residence. They offer everything you need to keep your little ones sleeping well at night and happily engaged during the day while away from home. Baby Gear by Julia also offers “Kid Zone” packages for birthday parties, weddings and other events to make any event kid-friendly :)

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1. What is the name of your company, and what product or service do you provide?

The name of my company is Baby Gear by Julia. I deliver baby and toddler equipment rentals to traveling families to the DC Metro area. I offer everything from pack n plays and full size cribs to strollers and toys. Everything is clean, safe and insured. Baby Gear by Julia also offers “Kid Zone” packages for birthday parties, weddings and other events. Kid Zone package rentals typically include a Slide, Tunnel, Activity Table, Ride on Toy, Toy Box, Ball Pit, Fencing and Foam Flooring.  

2. What made you choose this type of business, and/or how did you get your idea or concept for the business?

I was looking for ways to contribute financially to my family, but being a stay at home mom made it difficult to find work that didn’t require me putting my daughters in daycare. When I read about BabyQuip - the platform I use to rent my equipment - I thought it was a great service to bring to the DC area, as I also know the difficulties of traveling with little ones. It seemed like a win-win!



3. In a nutshell, what is your core mission and what are your values?

My mission is to help make traveling with little ones fun and easy! I want my customers to be able to relax, knowing their son or daughter is going to get a good night’s rest while on vacation or visiting family.


 

4. What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

My kids! I love seeing their smiling faces every morning.


 

5. What is your favorite thing about running your own business?

I have been a stay at home mom for the past 6.5 years. I love that with my business I can contribute financially to my family while still being able to stay at home with my kids.


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Maryland Women-Owned Business series - July
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As a small business, I love supporting, recognizing, and connecting with other female entrepreneurs out there in the community. And as a mompreneur myself, I know how hard they work for themselves, their families, and their clients. They are each vital influencers of people all around you. I’d like to give some recognition to a few ladies who work hard every day, in the hopes of making a connection to someone that needs their services. We appreciate you more than you know, and we’re so proud to feature your business. We will be highlighting one business per month for the entire year of 2019!

Introducing the seventh interview in our Maryland women-owned businesses series……  

name: GOLD SIGNATURE WRITERS
owner: Rachel Gold Cederbaum
years in business: 10
where can we find you?: www.goldsignaturewriters.com
You can also find Rachel on Facebook and Instagram

Rachel's company empowers students to discover their voice and signature style. She offers private academic coaching, tutoring and consistent communication to ensure students' specific learning goals are achieved. Rachel designs lessons to cater to individual students' strengths, development areas, and interests. She wants to make sure your child works smarter and builds confidence! This is a fantastic program so be sure to keep reaching to learn more about Rachel and Gold Signature Writers!

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1. What is the name of your company, and what product or service do you provide?

My company name is Gold Signature Writers, which is a throwback to my maiden name (Gold) and my professional name as a teacher for the first decade of my teaching career. I am a writing and academic coach and I work with private school students during their study hall periods as well as public school students after school and in the evenings. I also offer college essay workshops over the summer for groups of friends. Students write their common app and coalition essays with their closest friends before the stress of senior year. I was inspired to run college essay workshops in groups of four/five friends because of my closest friends from high school who have helped shape me into who I am today. I believe the social dynamic greatly enhances the personal narrative. Lastly, I offer supplemental essay packages to support students throughout the stressful and time-consuming college essay writing marathon.

2. What made you choose this type of business, and/or how did you get your idea or concept for the business?

I love teaching. I always have believed that the cliche is true for me, it is my “calling”. My kids are very young, 1 and 3, and I wanted to spend some time with them during the day as well as do what I love in the afternoon and evenings. I created Gold Signature Writers to work with students privately as well as create miniature classrooms offering college essays workshops. I enjoy working with groups of friends because they have fun creating their essays alongside their closest friends and I have fun working with them. I love learning their stories, their ups and downs, from those who know them best. As a coach, I get to empower my students to find their voice and “signature” style as well as offer mindfulness and organizational strategies to help them reach their full potential and gain confidence as young adults. 



3. What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

This is an easy question for me to answer. My children and my husband motivate me to get out of bed every single day (they wake me up, literally and figuratively). 


 

4. What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

 would love to learn how to meditate. I think it can be a calming force to learn how to shut off the endless cycle of to-do lists and stress and just be in the moment. I help my students with mindfulness strategies to alleviate their anxiety about upcoming assignments and exams and I think is a helpful strategy for all of us to remain present with family, friends, and work.


 

5. What is your favorite quote?

I used this quote in my own college essay that I wrote about my junior year English teacher, Karl Decker. He had a profound effect on my life and career. He came to my wedding many years later and has remained a invaluable mentor since graduating high school.

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. “ - Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803 - 1882) American Essayist & Poet


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