Smart Beginnings Western Tidewater

Published 8:51 am Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Name of person featured: Alice Adoga

Name of employer: Smart Beginnings Western Tidewater

Street address: 601 N. Mechanic St.,Franklin

Phone number: (757) 562-8511

Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Non-profit organization for children

Executive director: Ellen Couch

Year founded: 2003

Number of employees: 5

How’s business: Great

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We provide health insurance outreach as well as working on making sure all kids are ready to learn.

Advice to aspiring or new entrepreneurs: Work hard and everything you hope for in life will come through.

Your first job: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Oprah Winfrey

The key to a successful business is: Partnership, hard work