Magazine article Working Mother

My Entrepreneur Mom

Magazine article Working Mother

My Entrepreneur Mom

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My mother dreamed of starting her own company as a young girl reading Maida's Little Shop, about a spirited child who goes into business for herself. So when my mom, Miriam, . came up with a great idea for a small business, she ran with it. She's one of the first to think of combining a dating service with the latest technology of the day-the computer. With $500 in savings, this pioneer in the computer-dating world launched the Scientific Introduction Service.

An immediate hit, this early precursor to Match.com and the online dating explosion was a great fit for my mom, a hard worker who has enormous vitality and a deep interest in helping people. She loved talking to all the hopeful men and women who sought her out. She enjoyed running her own business so much that she did this for 15 years. More than a business owner, my mom was involved in her clients' lives-often coaching couples who called her for advice. …

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