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Company Changes Fortunes by Turning to Public Sector

It was a big risk, but one that Antoinette Allocca had to take. Following the old adage “follow the money,” Allocca shifted her company’s primary focus from the private sector to the public sector. The federal stimulus money being poured … Continue reading

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Coplay Man does his Home “Work”

Peter Majkowski and his wife Barbara recently visited colleges with their son, Michael, a high school senior in the Lehigh Valley, and watched the talented young musician perform in a concert at one of the schools. When Majkowski routinely put … Continue reading

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CEO takes technical writing company coast to coast

A CitiGroup executive called in Vital Computer Services to document his systems after his department failed an audit in 1981. And he told the Manhattan consulting firm he would not pay them if he failed his next audit. Vital’s vice … Continue reading

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Resident Finds Success with ‘Untapped’ Labor Force

Despite investing years of hard work into her dreams, Antoinette Allocca almost lost it all in 2002. That year she was hit with a double whammy-the economic ramifications of Sept. 11, 2001 and a serious illness that nearly took her … Continue reading

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Recession Retool

Executive managers know about and expect business cycles, “the good times” and “the bad times.” However, when a recession comes along, most companies are unprepared and may be vulnerable. Once weak companies start dropping off, feelings of apprehension and panic … Continue reading

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Use a Recession To Retool Your Business

If bigger is better, then 2004 is shaping up to be a stellar growth year for Antoinette Allocca’s company, Essential Data Corporation (EDC) a technical writing, documentation and training services business based in Stamford. Despite the volatile economy, EDC is … Continue reading

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Female Biz Owners Turn Less to Banks

If you think your budget is hand-to-mouth, take a gander at Stamford business owner Antoinette Allocca. Allocca, founder of Essential Data Corp. said her now multi-million dollar business lived off of personal savings and month-to month receivables for years before … Continue reading

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President writes her own ticket

If you had asked Antoinette Allocca 18 years ago if her business would take off, she might have expressed some doubt. But Allocca, not one to give up easily, has since been honored as a prime up-and-comer among the top … Continue reading

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The Top 500 Woman-Owned Businesses

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Martha Stewart Living well

AMERICA’S NEWEST BILLIONAIRE; One could almost hear the queen of gracious living utter ‘it’s a good thing’ after her company went public Tuesday and struck stock market gold Martha Stewart, the queen of lifestyle advice, was crowned one of the … Continue reading

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