Name: Sarah Lews

Hometown: Grants Pass, Oregon

Current Residence (City, State): Meridian, Idaho

Education: A.S. Technology

Professional Background (brief, please): Web development, either part time or full time, for the past 10 years.

What you wanted to be when you grew up: astronaut

What you are: Web developer

Brief Summary of your Start Up: Web development provided for several niche areas (including blogging, small businesses, and churches)

Company Website?

What inspired you?  The excitement of learning new things

How long have you been in business?  2 years

How did you fund it?  Bootstrap

Do you have a Fairy Godmother (or Mentor)?  No, but I’d like one ☺

Do you belong to any Business Organization or Networking Groups?  Yes, I have recently become involved with several mastermind groups

Current Business Challenge?  Handling growth gracefully

What are you doing about it?  Reading, seeking advice from others

Favorite motivational quote: “Remedy it, or welcome it: a wise man’s only two choices.” –Terri Guillemets

Family?  Married, no kids, but a younger sister who lives with us

If so, how do you balance family and business?  I try very hard to “leave work at work” at the end of the day and have a life outside of work.

Favorite book?  “And Both Were Young” by Madeleine L’Engle

What do you do to relax?  Read
What do you want to change most about your world?  I want to help families be healthier (but I don’t know exactly how)

What are you most proud of?  Surviving this long in business for myself

What advice would you like to offer other Start Up Princesses?  Learn about running a business, as well as the tasks involved in the work.

Favorite Magic Wand (tool/resource)?  WordPress – open source blogging software

If you could design a tiara, what precious stones would you use?  Lab sapphires (I like them better than natural ☺)

Would you be interested in being a Fairy Godmother to another woman entrepreneur? (I am working on a secure system to do this, any ideas?)  I’d certainly consider it.

What business subjects would you feel comfortable mentoring in?  Using technology, general business concepts.

Would you be interested in going to lunch with other women entrepreneurs for a “networking tea party”?  Yes.

If you are out of Utah County, would you be willing to be a facilitator of such an event?  Yes.


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