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Famed Westchester Entrepreneur to Discuss “Tiny Business”: June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Beahive Beacon

Sharon Rowe, the founder of Ossining-based Eco-Bags Products, will discuss her book, The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living, on June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Beahive Beacon.

“Too many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose,” she says. “We fantasize about starting our own business, yet we’re warned against falling into debt, working 80 hours a week and coping with the pressure to grow. But there’s another way: go tiny. Like a tiny house, a tiny business is built on maintaining a laser focus on what is essential by living an intentional life. As an entrepreneur and mother, I’m most concerned with putting family first, maintaining financial security and doing something that makes an impact on the world.”

Rowe grew Eco-Bags Products into a $2.2 million business with B Corp certification, given to nonprofits recognized as maintaining the highest social and environmental commitments and standards. The original reusable bag brand, EcoBags are sold worldwide.

Featured in Time magazine and in the indie film Bag It, Rowe has received several awards, including the Business Council of Westchester’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Enterprising Woman of the Year and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center’s Lillian Vernon Award.

In her book, Rowe uses her own success story to discuss how to build a profitable, right-scaled, sustainable venture that doesn’t compromise one’s values.

Beahive is located at 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY. For more info, visit

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