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Essential Data: One of Connecticut’s Best Companies

Essential Data: One of Connecticut’s Best Companies

  Last week, Essential Data was honored to be selected on Best Startup’s list of Best Connecticut Companies and Startups. The selected companies were chosen based on exceptional performance in innovation, growth, management, or societal impact, and Essential Data is...

With a Woman at the helm

Workers in the business writing field report change of environments in firms led by women CEO’s The gender gap may be more like a canyon when it comes to CEOs’ leadership styles and the corporate cultures they foster. A recent survey of 2,000 CEOs by Greenwich-based...

MARTHA STEWART Living well

  Gary Strauss. USA TODAY. McLean, Va.:   Copyright USA Today Information Network Oct 20, 1999 America's Newest Billionaire  AMERICA'S NEWEST BILLIONAIRE; One could almost hear the queen of gracious living utter 'it's a good thing' after her company went...

Sales Diva

Tby Lisa Karam Middleton Integral to the success of Essential Data stands an office culture that promotes creativity, hard work and tangible results. Steadfast persistence and hard work has paid off for Essential Data Corporation. However, frustration sets in each...

Connecticut’s Appetite for Talent, Fed With Flexibility

THE NEW YORK TIMES by Diane Serapina When Lisa Benne left her job as a seller of medical diagnostic equipment two years ago to join the Essential Data Corporation, a Stamford consulting firm, little did she expect to get breakfast at the office every morning, not to...

The Norwalk Hour Oct 2009

It was a big risk, but one that Antoinette Allocca had to take. Following the adage “follow the money,” Allocca shifted her company’s primary focus from the private sector to the public sector.  The federal stimulus money poured into the economy too much for her to...

Essential Data Honored

When Antoinette Allocca started her own business, there were many risks. But in just three years, the company, Essential Data Corp., has grown from $1 million to $20 million in total annual sales and recently was recognized by Working Woman Magazine as on the top 500...

Passion is Essential to Work for Technical Writers

For Antoinette Allocca, a Stamford entrepreneur whose vision led to the burgeoning market for technical writers, passion is essential. For Antoinette Allocca, the financial landmines of 1989 were threatening to destroy her business and derail her career. She was...

Stamford entrepreneur grows her revenues 20-fold in three years

Published: April 28, 1999Maggie Jackson | Stamford Advocate Women-owned businesses thrive To get ahead in the fuel procurement market, entrepreneur Kristen Schaffner-Irvin computerized her clients’ tanks so she could check inventory from her laptop. But unfortunately,...

Residents find Company’s Work Styles ‘Essential’

Published: June 3, 1999Andy Hutchison | Darien News The Right Formula Essential Data President Antoinette Allocca says there are a few stand-out reasons why people come to work. This includes her newly honored Stamford-based company-flexibility, proximity, and salary....

Corporate gifts a big business

Published: December 23, 1998Tom Caruso | Stamford Advocate Businesses say gift important to client relationships You’ve probably been the recipient at one time or another of a gift from someone in the business community, especially around the Christmas holidays....

The Forgotten Workers

Published: June 1998 | Elizabeth Seay | Wall Street Journal In The Shadow of a downtown shaped by corporate downsizing, one business thrives on hiring the downsized. Entrepreneur Antoinette Allocca has built her technical-writing business, Essential Data Corp. of...

Women thrive on creative edge

Published: April 28, 1999Ft Myers Press NEW YORK – To get ahead in the fuel procurement market, entrepreneur Kristen Schaffner-Irvin computerized her clients’ tanks so she could check inventory from her laptop. Her rivals were still using wooden dipsticks. That’s the...

Leading the Pack of Women-Owned Firms

Stamford Woman Writing Her Own Success Story Sometimes it helps to be a psychologist, accountant, negotiator, philosopher, sales-person and mind reader-all rolled into one when you’re running a company. Business entrepreneur Antoinette Allocca (President of Essential...

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