Understanding Artisan Entrepreneurs
"Just had the hands-down-best hot chocolate of my life here." Monique’s Chocolate in Palo Alto, CA, gets amazing online reviews (159 rave reviews on Yelp to be exact) giving the small boutique chocolatier at 4.5 star rating.
Monique’s doesn’t advertise on TV or any other big media outlet. Yet, their following is growing steadily, and the chocolates are NOT on the cheap side...believe me.
Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.
Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.
Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.