Artie Thompson has worn a number of hats in his chosen careers
throughout the years, but the one that stuck and has brought him the
most success as an entrepreneur is his event planning business- Artie’s
Events. By establishing a reputation for exceptional service, Thompson
has built and cultivated a business that has even earned him the
patronage of the nation’s Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama.
Ironically, it was career switch that prompted Jackie Jones to launch
her own career transformation business, Jones Coaching, based in
Washington, D.C. There are many professional coaches out there, so Jones knew she had to offer something different. Here, she shares her story with TNJ.com.
The name alone sounds like fun! Oscar William's Gourmet Cotton Candy. Based in Apex, NC, the company is owned by husband and wife team, William
and Tasha Kornegay, and sells cotton candy that is made with all-natural
ingredients and comes in such mouthwatering and unique flavor as sour
apple, cheesecake, carrot cake and-pina colada.
Launched in 2004, Forward Options takes a unique approach to executive
coaching. Its founder, Karen Elizaga, employs a holistic approach to
executive coaching and believes in living within your "sweet spot,"
which she describes as "you on your best day."
Walker, who is African American, found men's razors difficult to use due
to his hair and skin type. As a solution, the first brand under the
Walker & Company umbrella is called Bevel -- a six-piece razor kit
selling for $59.95 that is designed specifically for people with coarse,
Last year, Keith Alexander Ashe launched a unique consumer finance consultancy: Spendology. According to Ashe, it uses psychology and analytics to advance financial and ecological intelligence. A biomedical engineer by trade, Ashe says the company develops content, products, and services that give "Decision Power to the People."