Margie Zable Fisher, Zable Fisher Public Relations
Name: Margie Zable Fisher
Hometown: New Bedford, MA
Current Residence (City, State): Boca Raton, Fl
Education: B.S., Finance, Boston College; MBA, Florida Atlantic University
Professional Background (brief, please): I worked for several large companies, including AT&T and Verizon Wireless before starting my own business almost six years ago
What you wanted to be when you grew up: Something to do with business.Â I used to play â€œofficeâ€.
What you are: I am a Mom, wife, daughter, friend and President of Zable Fisher Public Relations.
Brief Summary of your Start Up: We help small businesses grow.
Company Website?Â www.zfpr.com
What inspired you? So many things; I am continually inspired
How long have you been in business? Almost six years
How did you fund it? Self-funded
Do you have a Fairy Godmother (or Mentor)? Many throughout my life.Â Currently a good friend who happens to be a business coach, Suzy Girard-Ruttenberg (www.girard-associates.com), and a business man who inspires me, Richard Parker, of www.diomo.com.
Do you belong to any Business Organization or Networking Groups? Sure!Â Public Relations Society of America, the Trustee Group of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
Current Business Challenge? Shifting my business to help more product companies
What are you doing about it? Iâ€™m working on a program to help Mompreneurs get low-cost PR
Favorite motivational quote: Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge (1872 – 1933)
Family? Husband David, Daughter Zoe (almost 4), Mom, Rona
If so, how do you balance family and business? David and I work together in the business, from home.Â Zoe goes to school M-F.
Favorite book? The Secret
What do you do to relax? Read, go to the gym
What do you want to change most about your world? Iâ€™d like to travel more with the family.Â Working on it.
What are you most proud of? My daughter
What advice would you like to offer other Start Up Princesses? Live your passion.
Favorite Magic Wand (tool/resource)? My assistant, Virginia, who lives nearby but mainly does things virtually.
If you could design a tiara, what precious stones would you use? Sapphires and diamonds.
Would you be interested in being a Fairy Godmother to another woman entrepreneur? (I am working on a secure system to do this, any ideas?) Sure.
What business subjects would you feel comfortable mentoring in? PR and Marketing
Would you be interested in going to lunch with other women entrepreneurs for a â€œnetworking tea partyâ€? Sure
If you are out of Utah County, would you be willing to be a facilitator of such an event? Sure