June 23, 2005
10 Local Moms Took a Chance and Started Their Own Business
Michele Graham, Graham Writing & Strategy
Michele, who is bursting with personalily, struck us as someone who knows what she wants. This mom started her part-time buisness in 2001, though many of her social peers had a hard time thinking of her as anything other than a stay-at-home-mom. "When I first told people I'd started a company, we were out with couples, and all the man laughed and told my husband, 'There's the money pit,'" Michele recalls. "It was the best thing that happened to me. You give me a challenge, and I will prove you wrong."
In six weeks, Michele turned a profit, offering copywriting and marketing services to local businesses. "Michele's amazing because she can articulate your thoughts when you can't," says Michele's client Karen Russo, president of K. Russo Associates, an executive recruiter based in Stamford.