LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 27, 2012) – Louisville entrepreneur Stephanie Ringer and her business, WorkShop – the Creative Workplace, are profiled in the May 2012 issue of MONEY magazine in an article on baby boomers who have made mid-life decisions to become entrepreneurs.
The MONEY article, “Boomerpreneur” by Donna Rosato, looks at business owners between the ages of 45 and 64 who decided either to purchase a business or start a new one after building careers in other areas and endeavors.
Ringer was a successful regional director for a national insurance company who had utilized WorkShop, then located in Louisville’s Clifton neighborhood, to motivate and inspire her team members. Her satisfaction with that experience – which featured comfy couches, white boards and fun toys as some of its essentials – prompted her to make a bid for WorkShop when its owners decided to see the company in 2007, according to a press release from the company.
“Everyone said, ‘Are you sure this is a good idea?’ But I felt in my gut it was right,” Ringer said.
She bought WorkPlace and moved it to its current location at 1205 E. Washington Street in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood. Her company works to provide a comfortable, colorful and stimulating place for all types and sizes of groups, teams and organizations to meet, dream, plan, build relationships and take action. Under Ringer’s leadership, WorkShop’s now has a staff of six employees and the company’s annual revenues have grown to $300,000.