We’ve got a business crush. Quite honestly, it’s a small business love affair. We scoured the globe to locate ten entrepreneurs that make business look “Oh, so good!” These entrepreneurs’ embody a ‘personal brand‘ style that is just as enviable as their business acumen. Take a look at which entrepreneurs made the final cut and vote for your favorite business crush via Twitter.
1. Lauren Remington Platt – VOTE
Founder and CEO, Vênsette
Location: New York, NY
Lauren Remington Platt is the Founder and CEO of Vênsette.com, a members-only Web site that allows its users to select from pre-styled hair and makeup options, starting at $250 for in-home visits by professional hair and makeup artists. The site offers bookings for a roster of about 30 hair and makeup artists who will travel to the client’s office or home.
2. Dr. Farrah Gray – VOTE
CEO, Farrah Gray Publishing
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Farrah Gray is an entrepreneur, speaker and author. Dr. Gray became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14 and received an Honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters from Allen University at the age of 21. At 26 years-old, Gray presides as the CEO of Farrah Gray Publishing, an imprint and book publishing company distributed by HCI Books.
3. Khanh Nguyen – VOTE
Designer and Creative Director, Nha Khanh
Location: Dallas, TX
Khanh Nguyen is the Designer and Creative Director of Nha Khanh — a ready-to-wear, custom Atelier and bridal line. As a recipient of the “Top Achievement Award” at a local design competition, the young designer soon landed an internship in Paris – and trained with one of the world’s leading fashion houses. In January 2010, Khanh made her childhood dream a reality with the launch of her collection. The company manufactures garments exclusively in the United States.
4. Morgan Collett – VOTE
Co-Founder, SATURDAYS Surf NYC
Location: New York, NY
Morgan Collett, is the co-founder at SATURDAYS Surf NYC — a surf and coffee shop located on Crosby Street in New York. The company has garnered a devoted local and global following. Their tees have been featured in global publications and showcased in select J.CREW stores.
5. Leila Velez – VOTE
CEO and Co-Founder, Beleza Natural
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Leila Velez is Founder and CEO of the chain of Beauty Institutes, Beleza Natural. She has served as a guest lecturer at universities and events on entrepreneurship and innovation in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Portugal and the US. Velez is also a co-author of the book “Success Stories From the Small and Medium Enterprises.”