Debbie comes from a family of entrepreneurs; she grew up in a spark plug factory owned by her grandparents and started her first business at the age of 16. Her husband, Michael, has over 28 years of extensive experience in product development and business management. This combined with Debbie’s fearlessness and consulting experience makes Hurta Solutions (HuSo) a powerhouse couple and trusted resource for business improvement.
What is your business? HuSo is a business consulting and education firm specializing in business diagnostics, process improvement, business management, and product development.
Something interesting? We work beside you to solve your business problems. We shadow, we focus, we align, we refine.
What inspired you to become entrepreneurs? We both have a strong passion for diagnosing the business improvement needs of struggling businesses and start-ups.
Hardest thing about starting your business? Initially our connections were all with out of state businesses, so building a trusted consulting and education presence here in Lakeland has taken time.
Business wins? Over the past 10 years, we have educated and mentored 400+ students in process improvement and entrepreneur methodologies, received 2 US provisional patents, established a 501c3, opened of a storefront, and contributed to several pro-bono projects.
Why Lakeland? We are originally from New Jersey, but Lakeland is and has been home for over 24 years. We are home here.
Favorite things to do in Lakeland? We love to eat beignets with cold brew @ 801 E. Main and dark chocolate sea salt cruffins from Born and Bread Bakehouse. We also enjoy live music performed by local talent at our many venues.
How has Catapult helped you? A business home base, connections, and camaraderie.
Secret Sauce? We don’t just consult, we work! We don’t just educate, we mentor!