Serial Entrepreneur

What does it mean to be a serial entrepreneur? For me, it means having big ideas — and the ability to execute them, manage others to make the project work, and turn a profit. The following projects are some of the ones that have captured my heart, served to feed my soul, and helped make me the businesswoman — and person — that I dream of being.

Inkandescent Health & Wellness: Meet Me at The Well
Founded, Summer 2018

We haven’t met a person who doesn’t want to feel good, be happy, stay healthy, keep calm, and have good friends to play with — as often as possible. That’s why we created Inkandescent Health & Wellness: Meet Me at the Well. Founded by the mother-daughter duo Hope and Anna Gibbs, we are on a mission to bring more good health and wellness to the world. Our Well runs deep, as does our big ambition of helping you heal what ails you. That’s why we have built a beautiful space to host uplifting / calming classes, interesting / inspiring workshops, and engaging / artful events. In addition to creating an environment to help you get fit and healthy, our aim is to introduce you to a community of people who want to connect, explore, and expand their personal / professional horizons. That’s why you’ll also discover business and networking opportunities at The Well:

The Inkandescent Group, LLC
Founder and President
Sept. 8, 2008 to present 

The Inkandescent Group, LLC knows that PR is like fireworks. You need to catch the embers to make a lasting memory. That’s why journalist Hope Katz Gibbs founded this  public relations, content marketing, website development, graphic design, and publishing company in 2008 to help small businesses polish their image, get more visibility, and increase their market share.

Our mission: Since 2008, long-time journalist, author, and Inkandescent PR founder Hope Katz Gibbs has been promoting, educating, and inspiring entrepreneurs who need a PR push. From start-ups to seasoned business owners, the entire Inkandescent Team is passionate about polishing our clients’ image.

Our approach: The Inkandescent PR team offers a series of 8 effective services through its trademarked 8 Steps to PR Success. This proven approach includes building stunning websites, crafting effective monthly newsletters, creating and buying ads, and getting our clients featured In The News. And that’s just for starters. Scroll down for details.

Our clients: The Inkandescent Group is eager to represent entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors with a passionate spirit, and a burning desire to make the world a better place.

Our philosophy: “The only people for me are the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars …” — Jack Kerouac

How can we help your company glow so it can grow? For a free consultation to review your website, PR plan, and marketing materials, click here to contact Inkandescent’s Hope Katz Gibbs. — Here’s to your incredible, indelible, Inkandescent success!

Truly Amazing Women, LLC
Founder and President
2008 to present

“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” — Margaret Sanger

I couldn’t agree more. In the 25 years that I have been a newspaper reporter and magazine feature writer, I have had the honor of meeting and writing about more truly amazing women than I can count. I was always the staff member at the editorial meeting saying, “There are too many guys in this issue. Why can’t we write about more women?” In many instances, my editors were open to my suggestions, and I am eternally grateful for that.

Since deciding to take all those profiles and turn them into a book in 2008, I have been blown away by the response to the concept. Perhaps it is because—despite their accomplishments—many women don’t feel amazing enough. Or maybe it is because we simply don’t think of ourselves as doing anything special—again, despite all evidence to the contrary.

There are several ways to meet our Truly Amazing Women:

  • The website: I’ll continue to add profiles each month to the website. As of 2010, we had more than 100 articles posted. Look for more each month.
  • The magazine: Each month we also feature a Truly Amazing Woman in our online business and lifestyle magazine, Be Inkandescent.
  • The book: We’re at work on the book, which will feature 100 women from 20 industries. In each chapter, one of the women will be high profile, and the others will be women who are working miracles, but staying under radar. At the end of each chapter, we’ll list women to watch in that industry.
  • The TV series: In 2018 we officially turned the project into a TV series: Each episode features a woman who is making strides and changing lives — in business, the nonprofit world, her personal world, and the world at large.

Join the Truly Amazing Women Network: Send an email to

Great Handmade Gifts, Inc.
Founder and President
Sept. 2001 to 2010

In wake of 9-11, needed something useful to do with hands and began making crystal jewelry, wine rings, hand-rolled beeswax candles, and began selling them when the creations took over the den. Soon after decided to form a company and sell the art and crafts of other area artists, as well.

In November 2001 incorporated Great Handmade Gifts and in 2003 launched online e-commerce website featuring work of dozens of artists based in cities and towns across the U.S. The company motto: You are unique. Your gifts should be, too. Click here to view details of the Great Handmade Gifts project.

The Writing’s on the Wall, Inc.
Founder and President
1993 to 1996

Based on my master’s thesis written while a graduate student at The George Washington University, I founded this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to teach children to express themselves creatively as an alternative to violence.

My team and I traveled from Washington, DC to San Francisco, CA to give children in underprivileged neighborhoods the opportunity to show the world what they would do to make it a better place.

The nonprofit received donations of Polaroid cameras, art supplies, and journals from the Polaroid Foundation, Office Depot, Lee Jeans, and The Great Frame Up.

The children used the cameras and supplies to photograph each other as they decorated cardboard Wish Bricks, which our team of volunteers (professional photographers, artists and writers) attached to a portable Wishing Wall structure built by CA architect.

The project became an interactive exhibit from 1995-1996 at the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington, DC. Click here to view details of the Writing’s on the Wall project.

The Morning Muffin Woman
Founder and President

While a junior / senior at the University of Pennsylvania, baked delicious, heart-healthy muffins from recipes in Mollie Katzen’s “Enchanted Broccoli Forest,” and distributed them to corporations and gourmet shops in the Philadelphia area.