Member Since 2020
New York City Area
Vanessa Merit Nornberg is the owner of Metal Mafia, a jewelry manufacturer and distributor which has twice been named to the Inc 5000 list of America’s fastest growing privately-owned companies. Vanessa’s calling has always been selling—and she believes that every move an entrepreneur makes, from starting-up to exiting, should be about making the sale. She is the author of the weekly In the Trenches, column on Inc.com, and her writing has also been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes.com, and others. Vanessa believes that entrepreneurship is the last avenue of class mobility, and thus, regularly speaks with high school students across the country.
When business growth slows or remains stagnant, there's often an important lesson to be learned.
Media appearances are excellent ways to raise positive awareness about your brand, but you'll need to make a great impression first.
There are a myriad of fresh ways to get the word out to potential customers.
A business’s best advertisement is a happy customer.
Launching your own business is a great way to influence serious change.
For modern consumers, it’s no longer enough to simply sell a product.
This moment in time will be a period that marks us but also one that we ourselves will mark. The Covid-19 pandemic has only strengthened the need to put meaning to what is happening both inside and outside ourselves.
Metal Mafia designs and sells body jewelry to 5000+ independent retailers around the country, and makes private label costume jewelry as well. We are the home of the hottest metals in the market.