Kindermusik was founded by Dan Pratt in 1960, and began offering early childhood music-and-movement classes in 1978. These classes draw on developmental research and music education philosophies from revered sources to truly appreciate the “extraordinary learning potential in young children.” The company moved into the Nussbaum Center in 1993, starting with 4606 square feet and eventually occupying two floors and 6510 square feet at our former location in Revolution Mill. When Kindermusik entered the Nussbaum Center it employeed 6 people, and upon graduation in 1999 had grown to 50 employees This internationally recognized company experienced their larget period of growth while at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, and former CEO Michael Dougherty summed up the experience in the following way, “We simply would not have survived without the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship. Kindermusik was an Associate from 1993-1999.
MyThreeSons- Cheryl Barnett
After years of struggling with back problems that often accompany a career in dentistry, Dr. Cheryl Barnett, was faced with the prospect of an early retirement. One day, as her family gathered in the kitchen, her youngest son Michael reminded her that she had been telling her children for years that they would have a pimento cheese business together. Rather than simply blow it off, as had been her usual tactic, Cheryl made the idea a reality; starting My Three Sons. Utilizing virtually every resource available through the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship’s EASE Program, Cheryl took this idea, born at the kitchen table and grew it into a thriving business that now includes 3 flavors of gourmet pimento cheese, and is available in over 200 stores throughout the Southeast. MyThreeSons was an Associate from 2011-2012
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