Donna Manchester’s favorite part of business is something that’s often overlooked these days: old-fashioned social interaction. Donna talks with customers about their lives, their pets, and their tastes. She also shares her knowledge with them during obedience courses. With more than 25 years of experience teaching dogs to sit, roll over, and stop filling out the newspaper’s crossword puzzles, Donna acts as a local dog whisperer, passing along her tips to pet owners.
Donna Manchester never forgot her favorite song from her childhood. But instead of simply playing The Sound of Music's "My Favorite Things" on repeat, she decided to name her company after it, with a slightly punny twist, of course. She even ties up her items?such as pesto, salsa, soups, and more ?in brown-paper packages with string. The result?happy customers who can share the sweet and savory goodies inside with their friends or keep them for themselves for dinner parties of one.
KO Fitness, Inc. keeps their class sizes small in order to bring more support to clients looking to get fit. In Zumba, Kundalini yoga, cardio kickboxing, and other classes, the instructors maintain an upbeat, supportive atmosphere where they can provide one-on-one feedback and instruction. Additionally, the staff creates for clients meal plans that ensure healthful eating 24 hours a day, eight days a week.