It was out of frustration that in 2004 Jasmine Lawrence started EDEN
BodyWorks--at the age of 13. There was a lack of natural haircare
products readily available on the market. Here, Lawrence tells TNJ.com how she got started and what the future holds for the brand.
William S. Matthews’s resume is impressive. In addition to owning his own successful event planning
company, RSVP with Will: Event Planning, he is an author and his work includes community outreach, project management, workshop facilitation,
fundraising and keynote speaking. Here, Matthews spoke to TNJ.com about his new book and thriving business.
A few years ago Ngozi Opara was so sure that a natural hair wave was
going to hit the U.S., that she opened up a new business in
anticipation. Already the owner of NZO Hair Studio in Washington, D.C.,
she went on to found Heat Free Movement and Heat Free Hair in 2013. And
she left her job as a financial analyst to get ready for the hair
trend. Here, TNJ.com talks to Opara.
It's been more than 15 years since New Jersey entrepreneur Tracey Syphax's company, Capital City Contracting, became an SBA certified 8(a) contractor for the federal government. The catalyst, Syphax says, put his business on solid ground where it still