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Julie L.


Albany, CA
Hometown: San Francisco

Member since:

November 8, 2011


What business did you, or do you plan to, start up?

Founded my first company SmartsCo in 2002 with a business partner. We created a successful specialty publishing company focused on "Exploring Life's Greatest Pleasures" and managed everything from product development, self distribution and finally getting Chronicle Books as a distributor. We were very active in women's business networks and were winners of the Make Mine a $Million entrepreneurship award and had some great "luck" in marketing, including a features in the Wall Street Journal, In Style, the New York Times, and Entrepreneur Magazine to name just a few, and a national TV, radio, print and spot for American Express small business services. I'm now trying to balance motherhood with business and have a more flexible consulting practice - Off The Ground - where I help start-ups build and market their brands.

How long have you been in business?

Co-founded SmartsCo in 2002 - sold in 2009 Founded Off The Ground in 2009.

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Hi - I've been a entrepreneur for nearly 10 years. Sold my last company prior to the bambino (born Aug 2010) and now provide marketing and business consulting to startups. I look forward to meeting the group.

What Julie L. is saying about this Meetup Group

I really love the lunch format and the opportunity to just get to know one another and chat. Love the pre-payment option so we don't have to deal with checks at the end. Great job Oreet. (and Steph - we missed you).

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