What inspired you to start your business?
I started my stationery company, Debbie Lynn, Inc., when I realized that using creativity to solve problems was part of my being. While traveling and throughout the day, I found myself constantly thinking about product ideas that make everyday life brighter. How wonderful is it to think of a pen that makes writing easier because there is less friction when writing, then design it, produce it, and see it in someone’s hand writing with it, and with super bright pink ink too?
Our tag line is: Create the World Around You.® I want my company to be a go-to place for people to find the tools to make their space brighter, happier, and a little bit more their own.
How can we help?
I love your stories about other female entrepreneurs and how they successfully navigate the business world!
So, today’s breakfast?
Super energy smoothie with apples, bananas, spinach, and spirulina.
That I have the freedom to follow my heart and creativity.
Why does your work matter to you?
I Create. Creativity is so important to making our world and lives a better place.
What would you say is your “entrepreneurial superpower?”
Making connections. Success in business is making the right connections at the right time.
Who is the entrepreneur you admire most right now?
My father, Norman Melnick.
Why your father?
He knows what it is to lose everything and start all over again without missing a beat.
They revolve around being a mother. Businesses require enormous time and energy, so it’s very difficult balancing motherhood and running a company. However, I am a more insightful CEO because I have learned so much from being a mom.
Do you think male entrepreneurs are “different” from female entrepreneurs?
I think women have amazing skills at balancing and sensing so much of what is happening around them.
What the best advice you ever got, and from whom?
“You cannot teach a pig to fly. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.” This is from my godmother.