Episode theme: Business owners whose companies were launched with well planned financing.
Karen Behnke has enjoyed a long and successful entrepreneurial career in the Healthy Lifestyles sector of business. Her consistent goal is to equally marry her passion for helping people enjoy healthier lifestyles with her skill at building financially successful businesses that are mission driven. Karen’s latest endeavor is Juice Beauty, an Organic eco-chic beauty products company.
Website: Juice Beauty
Address: 711 Grand Avenue, Suite 290 / San Rafael, CA / 94901
Phone: (415) 457-4600
Shahram Bijan entered the restaurant business with a commitment to customer service and a background in the software business. Forced to flee war-torn Iran in 1987 at the age of eight, he had already created and sold two successful Internet companies by the time he was 25, when he acquired First Crush in San Francisco in 2002. He now also operates two successful Toast locations (Mill Valley and Novato).
Address: 5800 Nave Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Phone: (415) 382-1144