How I can help you

I have experience in Importing, manufacturing, wholesale, retail Jewelry Business and founded a non profit organization. I have my MBA and have been an Adjunct Professor of Business with 20 years of entrepreneurial business experience. I have helped thousands of businesses in the area of growth and development on many levels. I understands how to help people stand out and how to leave a lasting impression. My mission is to empower business owners through networking skills, relationship marketing and how to get what you want in order to grow your business. Founder and owner of a few businesses. Manufacturing, retail, non profit had her real estate license and an MBA. I became a SCORE counselor in 1997 after selling my business, was chairperson of New Haven SCORE and facilitated all the business workshops. Organized a Successful Woman in Business Conference with an attendance of over 400 women in 1998. I was a guest on the CNBC show “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsche” as a business expert a number of times. Have written Business Blogs, is featured doing webinars for National SCORE. I have written business articles that have published in the Business section of the local newspaper. I have been recognized with numerous awards from the SBA as the Women's Business Advocate of the Year in 1998, recognized with the Rising Star award for business leaders by Business New Haven in 2008. I can address relevant issues in business and offer powerful, practical guidance that is applicable immediately with the goal of how to effectively run a business in today’s tough economy. Started a Wholesale Jewelry company importing Jewelry from Italy, Mexico and Israel when we were unable to get deliveries on time we decided to manufacture our Jewelry so we could control our production we were able to expand our business and sold to all the major discount stores including KMart, TJMaxx, Home Shopping Network, Target, to name a few. We opened retail stores and resort stores as a way to sell inventory and did corporate fundraising sales in the tri state area and had reps nationwide as another distribution channel. I Sold my Business in 1997 retiring at age 41. I had to recreate myself and got my Real Estate License specializing in Commercial Real Estate and got my MBA teaching Entrepreneurship on a College level. I became a SCORE Volunteer and soon became the Chapter Chair and facilitated all the business workshops for the chapter, organized business conferences,has written articles in local newspapers and business blogs, have made several guest appearances as a guest business expert on "The Big Idea" with Donny Deutsche on CNBC. Founded a Non Profit organization THIS CLOSE for Cancer Research founded in 1990 whose sole purpose is to raise money for cancer research. Author of;Remembering a Life to help grieving families. Designed to offer family and friends an opportunity to express their feelings in a journal format for the family to cherish.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plan
  • Franchising
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Strategy Development

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Wholesale

Julie Brander

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Video