2017 Connecticut's Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Posted by Caraleigh on
May 19, 2017

Ashley Stone - Sassy Mouth Photography © 2017

She's not your ordinary business woman - a mother of two beautiful kids, a wife, an artist....

Ashley Stone has humbly receiv
ed several awards over the years as she manages Salon Alexander and Beauty Entourage in Farmington, Connecticut. Stone has an amazing support team that is always there for her in turning her visions into life since the begining of her journey. Her journey has come full circle by her most recent achievement. Stone, has been recognized for her business efforts, growth and her involvement in the community. She was nominated by her business mentors with SCORE, Joe Waxman and Joe Barone. "The Joes," as Ashley references, have been insightful and an avid support through the expansion of Beauty Entourage. Her strides had not gone unnoticed and Waxman and Barone were right by her side when their nomination came to fruition. 


This month, Stone won Young Entrepreneur of the Year presented by the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA)!


Beauty Entourage - Small Business Administration Award May 2017There were numerous awards presented and we as a company are very proud of not just Ashley but, all the women that represented their business and achievements from that day. This year almost all the businesses that received an award were woman owned!  WOW! It was an inspiring room to be in to say the least. 

2017 SBA Award - Business Women

Being a  young entrepreneur takes time, patience and persistence to go through obstacles of failures in order to succeed. Ashley is dedicated to not only her business but, her team of artists and her clients that all mean so much to her. Her relentless efforts have truly earned her this honor and we are proud as a company to have recognized at this level.  Congratulations Ashley!

SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Beauty EntourageAshley Stone - Senator Richard Blumenthal Ashley Stone - Beauty Entourage Accomplishment

Congressional Recognition - Beauty Entourage

As a company we are grateful for all recognition and strides we make towards our overall success. Ashley instills in her business what she believes in her own artistry as a hair stylist and founder of a company.

"Regardless of our successes we know they are just milestones to obstacles we have overcome, but there will be more obstacles still ahead.  The great thing is to know we overcame them, the best thing to know is, we have support so we can overcome them again. Support, team, and effort. It's the lifeblood of what we do. As an artist we always can do better. As a business we WILL always do better. Because this is our life..."
-Ashley Stone

Ashley & Lyd at Salon Alexander

Check out the previous blog that tells how Ashley Stone flips to the artist side of what she does. Stone has created and directed her astonishing annual fashion show to benefit Wigs For Kids!  The show and the awards ceremony happened 2 days apart! As per usual, you just never know what she is up to!

"Beauty In Chaos"
Beauty In Chaos (Straight Jacket) - Sassy Mouth Photography
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