I help people create websites that work for them
Hi, I’m Stephanie. I work with small business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, and bloggers who are frustrated by technology by teaching the tech and making it easy. This is about supporting you. This is about turning those tech roadblocks into a fun off-roading experience.
I want to help others run a business from home as I do so they can take care of their families, not miss the precious moments in life, and pass their knowledge on to others who need to get away from the 9-5. I have been helping female entrepreneurs with things like building websites, funnels, social media activities, etc since 2010. I know the tech side and I can help you understand things like HTML, using WordPress, understanding SEO.
My business was started because I knew I could do more. I knew that there was a bigger way for me to give back. So I left the corporate world after working for private country clubs to run a business from home so I could enjoy life, travel the world, and spend more time with my family.
How I am conquering the world:
- Women Leaders Making a Difference in 2019
- 20 Most Successful Business Women to Watch in 2018
- 10 Shepreneurs Breaking the Glass Ceiling 2018
- 2018 Aspioneer Magazine Women Leaders Flying High
- 2008 NAPW Business Woman of the Year Award Recipient
- Google Certified
- 2017 Classy Career Girl Award Recipient
- BA in Business Administration
- Master Certificate in Management from Cornell
I was born and raised in Caldwell, NJ. I had wonderful parents who adopted me after my mother passed away. I went to great schools. I was always top of my class. I went to college. I got a great job working in private country clubs as a dining room manager. In my early 20’s it was perfect! I was meeting celebrities. I even worked for Donald Trump for his property in Bedminster. It was absolutely amazing.
Except, there was something wrong. I couldn’t tell you what it was. But something never quite felt right. I never felt like I was where I was supposed to be. When I was 19 I told a friend I wanted to move to Italy and they responded “that’s the stupidest thing ever!” like most people responded when I told them about my big crazy dreams. The only problem was I listened to them. Until one day I decided to start listening to myself.
I knew there was a better way. I knew there was a giant world to explore and I wanted to explore it all. Literally all of it. But I had to be able to make money and contribute to the world while I did it. So in 2011, I quit my job, a grabbed my laptop, I sold just about everything I owned, and I bought a 1-way ticket to Paris. My birth father was Italian and so I knew I could get some kind of visa to stay and I had been playing around with web design and knew I do that for a living. I won’t say my plan was perfect. Actually, my plan was not to plan and just see what happens. FYI not a good idea when your plan is to move to another continent where you don’t speak the language.
But let me tell you, for me, it was the best plan. That little hobby turned into my full time, legal business. I learned the crazy language of Italian. I got a house on the beach overlooking the volcano of Stromboli. I married the most wonderful man on the planet. (Sorry ladies!) And best of all, I get to help women every day by giving them the confidence and guidance they need to make their own crazy plans happen.
I want to help small business owners around the world gain freedom and feel empowered by helping them fall in love with their websites. I want to show them a website is not just something you need but an actual online representation of their most beautiful selves. With your website, you can grow your business faster and easier than ever before. And I can help you do that.
Fun Facts About Me
I used to sell painted rocks
My first official flirting with the entrepreneur world was when I was 4 years old and painted some rocks I found lying around on the ground. I laid them all out beautiful on display and sold them for $1 a piece. I must have a really cute face because my neighbors all came around and gave me $1 for rocks.
I almost became a lawyer
When I was about nine years old my parents asked the famous question. What do you want to do with your life? I must have watched too many movies because my response was, and I quote:
“I want to become a lawyer and move my way up to become next inline to be head of the firm. Then I will hire a hitman to kill the boss and take his place.”
When asked how I would pay this hitman, I said I would write him a check. Apparently, it was a lot easier to get away with these things in the 90’s.
I got my first computer when I was 6 years old
Nowadays that might not seem so incredibly shocking. But back in the early 90’s it was. My father built computers and my mother was an accountant who was always on her computer. This was even before the time of windows. I had an old dos computer with giant floppy disks for games and a spreadsheet. I don’t how or why but I loved playing on that spreadsheet.
Who is Ellen Grace?
Ellen is my adoptive mother’s middle name and Grace is my maternal grandmother’s name. They were two of the smartest women I have ever known in my life. That is why I decided to name my business in honor of them.