Reflecting back on a Decade of Entrepreneurship

I received an incredible amount of messages this last week congratulating me on Matchbook’s anniversary. LinkedIn provides great PR for work anniversaries, but what touched me most was the gratitude coming from people who said I had inspired them as an entrepreneur. I founded Matchbook 10 years ago. It is great business that provides strategic […]

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PharmaVOICE 100 Recognizes Entrepreneurial Innovation at tealbook

In 2005, PharmaVOICE started the annual PharmaVOICE 100 awards program to recognize the exceptional men and women in the lifescience industry who provide inspiration by taking active and innovative approaches to the challenges our industry faces. This year, tealbook is proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Stephany Lapierre, is being recognized as one […]

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Inspired Entrepreneur – A Short Story That Led to Collective Supplier Intelligence

tealbook Founder and CEO, Stephany Lapierre, was recently featured on the global entrepreneurial networking site beeleev. Read her thoughts on the entrepreneurial process: I’ve founded two companies in the last 9 years. And while it is not necessarily a pace I would recommend for everyone (especially if you have young kids!), the entrepreneurial process is […]

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Happy 8th Birthday to Matchbook

This week marked the eighth (official) anniversary of Matchbook, my procurement and sourcing consulting firm and my first entrepreneurial endeavor. I received hundreds of personal messages of congratulations and best wishes. Thank you! The idea for Matchbook came from my own experience on both the supplier and client sides of this business. I couldn’t believe how […]

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Does Money Define Success ?

Being at JP Morgan, the annual conference where the worlds of biotech and investment collide, gave me the opportunity to catch up and bump into many colleagues and friends. Everyone had a chock-a-block schedule, trying to squeeze in as many meetings as possible with current and potential partners, and money was a top conversation subject. Of […]

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How One Inspired the Other

Many years ago, I sat in my clients’ shoes. I was a marketer that dreaded initiating an RFP, because this incredibly time consuming process took me away from more important things: spending time with my customers and thinking about our long-term strategy. I yearned for someone to not only take this administrative workload off my back, but […]

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Surround yourself with people smarter than you

That old adage, “surround yourself with people that are smarter than you” has never resonated so strongly for me as it does today. While I came up with the idea and continue to build the vision, my team brings an incredible amount of insight and perspective to tealbook. Of course, most of them have spent […]

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Luck, timing and seizing the opportunity

Entrepreneurship is about a good idea, hard work, persistence, luck and seizing opportunities. Some may debate how much one affects the other. Since launching tealbook, the stars have aligned in strange and inspiring ways.  People I’ve met, timing of milestones and opportunities… A few months ago, one of my trusted advisors jokingly suggested that I should […]

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A good brainstorming session

“One of my favorite marketing activities is a good brainstorming session.  Colleagues love to solve problems, and some of the best ideas come from a fun, energetic, no-rules opportunity to discuss potential solutions.  It’s such a welcome break from the left-brained world that we typically live in: answering emails, looking at spreadsheets, developing presentation slides. […]

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Not having to say “I should have”

I met a women a few years ago at a friend’s bridal shower. She had made a beautiful cake and all of the desserts for the event. It was so beautifully done and absolutely delicious. I asked her if she had her own baking business, and she said she was thinking about it and taking […]

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