In the guest chair:

Katy Gibson, Dana Barrett & Grace Fricks

Katy Gibson, Dana Barrett & Grace Fricks

Grace Fricks, President and CEO of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) and Katy Gibson, Co-owner and an instructor at Pure Barre Virginia Highlands joined Dana in studio to discuss entrepreneurship for women and the business of fitness.

ACE is a nonprofit organization focused on small business loans and business consulting services.

Pure Barre offers specialized workout methods utilizing weights, small isometric movements and a ballet bar.

 In the headlines:

  • Google Fiber (their gigabit internet service) IS coming to Atlanta, but we still don’t have a date for this magical happening.
  • Microsoft is planning to put one of their Innovation Centers in the historic flatiron building in downtown Atlanta.
  • A Georgia hotel is on the list of 10 Best US Hotels published by the US News and World Report.
  • The 172 year old publication, The Economist has appointed it’s first ever female editor-in-chief. (Zanny Minton will be running the British Newspaper where she has worked since 1994).
  • American Apparel’s new CEO, Paula Schneider is moving with her plans to “fix” the company after ousted CEO, Dov Charney kind of mucked it all up. She says the company will move away from controversy but still focus on their core values like American-only manufacturing and equal rights.
  • A recent study has found that women make better CEOs of companies with 1000 or more employees, while men tend to perform better in the smaller companies (study is based on revenue).

Other stuff:

Turn your passion into profit and learn the Starbucks standards to producing excellent products and keeping employees satisfied. Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club for a discussion of POUR YOUR HEART INTO IT: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz on Monday, February 9th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here: