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The Accidental Entrepreneur

Owner & founder of CastCoverz!, Annette Giacomazzi, started out just like any other empathetic mom… wanting to make her daughter’s 6th broken bone a little more bearable. Annette began creating cute & fun covers for Elli’s casts, which quickly evolved into slings, seasonally themed cast covers– you name it! The ideas just kept coming!  Friends and family are supposed to “ooh” and “aah” and be supportive of an injured child or a mom with an idea.  But, it’s when strangers stopped them on the street that Annette had her “AHA!” moment and CastCoverz! was born.

First, Annette’s family contributed as the hands and feet of the business, out of their home.  The first employees even worked out of their home!  Eventually, CastCoverz! expanded to a warehouse that required a full team of sewists, shippers and customer service gems! Having found a unique niche in the orthopedic retail market, Annette created a flourishing business.

Fast forward 13 years, CastCoverz! is now the largest online retailer for orthopedic products and has earned its title by providing fun & functional products to comfort orthopedic patients. We are proud to have served hundreds of thousands of customers and retailers around the world.

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Our customers are the heart & soul of our success! We LOVE seeing how CastCoverz! has helped you Feel Better so you can Heal Better! Share your family-friendly stories with us at cs@castcoverz.com for a chance to be featured on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/castcoverz)

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Questions about sizing or custom cast covers? Give us a call 1-800-CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268)

CastCoverZ! Featured in Best-Selling Author’s New Book

Stephen Key, author of One Simple Idea, features Annette Giacomazzi, founder and CEO of CastCoverZ! in his new book, One Simple Idea for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs.  The McGraw-Hill book by The New York Times’ best-selling author Stephen Key, aims for its readers to learn from, use, and leverage successful entrepreneurs’ best business practices.

Stephen Key, founder of inventRight and mega-bestselling author of One Simple Idea, and his business partner, Andrew Krauss, interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs who have been through the trenches, navigated the road blocks and detours, and uncovered short-cuts that will help anyone with a simple but great business idea.

Annette Giacomazzi

Giacomazzi stated, “The book tackles the ups and downs every entrepreneur experiences and is chock full of practical ideas, wisdom, resources, and tips for anyone thinking about starting a company or in the initial stage of building a business.  The secret to this book is Mr. Key talking about his own personal hurdles and challenges like a friend would over a cup of coffee.”

Giacomazzi continued, “I am honored to be one of only seven featured entrepreneurs in Stephen’s new book.  Being included with the other successful entrepreneurs validates my vision and drive and, most importantly, the business best practices we’ve relied on as the backbone of my company.”  The six other successful companies spotlighted in the book, which made the Top 10 Bestseller list for 3 business categories, are CelebriDucks, Clean Bottle, Wiki Wags, GrillCharms, Buzzy4Shots, and SnapIt Screw.  Make sure you check out their amazing products!

If you are an entrepreneur with the goal of being successful starting or growing your very own business without wasting money or time, Stephen Key’s book is just what you need to kick-start your One Simple Idea!  You can pick up your very own copy in bookstores nationwide or online at Amazon.

Happy and Successful Reading!

Leverage Successful Entrepreneurs’ Best Business Practices

Learn from, use and leverage successful entrepreneurs’ best business practices with the soon-to be released McGraw-Hill book, One Simple Idea for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs by Stephen Key.  Stephen Key, founder of InventRight and mega-bestselling author of One Simple Idea and his business partner, Andrew Krauss, interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs who have been through the trenches, navigated the road blocks and detours, and uncovered short-cuts that will help anyone with a simple, but great business idea.

Annette d. Giacomazzi surrounded by some of  CastCoverz! products on real customerz!

CastCoverZ! founder and owner, Annette d. Giacomazzi, is honored to be one of seven featured entrepreneurs.  CastCoverZ! offers functional and fashionable products designed to cover casts, orthotic walking boots, splints and braces, and was created in response to her daughter’s sixth broken bone.  Her journey with success is weaved throughout the book.  One Simple Idea for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs is for anyone who wants to bring their idea to market themselves, taking the easiest, safest, fastest route possible.  Anticipated release date for the McGraw-Hill book is the first week of November.  For more information, visit http://www.inventright.com/one-simple-idea-for-startups-a-entrepreneurs