In Colorado Springs moms have many options for shopping and finding great gifts for families and friends. Sometimes it can take a while before the latest and greatest new products arrive in Colorado Springs…they usually arrive in Denver first.
Another issue with the latest products is how to know what is worth spending money on. There is a website that will help Colorado Springs moms find not only the latest products, but award-winning products. That website is The Next Big Zing, founded by Dhana Cohen.
Dhana, tell us about yourself.
My name is Dhana Cohen, a mom of two boys ages 15 and 10 (Austin and Spencer) and stepmom to Bari who is 25. I am happily married to Freddy. We love speding summers in Wisconsin at the lake, taking trips and enjoying family and friends. I started The Next Big Zing two years ago to help other entrepreneurs build their businesses through video and now an amazing award program.
Tell us about your business.
The Next Big Zing is the first award program of its kind, selecting the hottest products in 12 great categories! No other award site finds, promotes and supports the new entreprenuers as The Next Big Zing does. But the products have to be great…they have to really Zing!
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
Getting the word out! Now we believe we have the real secret with our re-design.
What has come the easiest for you?
Surprisingly, getting in front of the camera. I was never into acting or modeling, but I love sharing these great stories.
Where do you advertise…or do you?
I don’t advertise, but I do use social media.
What would you like to suggest to a mom who is interested in starting her own business?
Do it! It is hard work, and sometimes the kids and hubby don’t understand that you are truly working.
Julianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of Buy By Mom and Buy By Mom Blog. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at A Wishful Thought. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.