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NJ Woman Entrepreneur Receives Award for Building Brand and Transforming Lives

New Jersey native and entrepreneur, Lara Nikola is now among the Leading Women Entrepreneurs’ (LWE) Top 25 Brand Builders. The founder and President of Smart Sips Coffee since 2013 was recently honored for her accomplishments and for exemplifying the group’s “Transforming Tomorrow Together” theme through her ecommerce-based coffee business.

“This prestigious group of women was selected out of hundreds of impressive nominations based on their strong business acumen and ability to both influence and inspire within their respective industries,” Linda Wellbrock, the founder and CEO of LWE, said.

“Their tremendous accomplishments are representative of the increasing impact women are making in the world of business.”

Nikola approaches every challenge with tireless ambition, a staunch commitment to her community and an innovative vision that rivals any business. The result is a business chock full of distinctive products including coffee, decaf, hot chocolate, cappuccino and green tea that she hopes will inspire other women to follow their dreams and encourage her two young children to want to get involved one day.

“It was such an honor to be included among such an amazing group of successful women,” said Nikola, a former advertising executive and digital marketing specialist and mother of two who has combined her extensive experience with an outside-the-box thinking to build a business that connects with people on a deep level. She is also a member of Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc., a nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies.

Even though the business is growing rapidly, the same commitment to creating a quality product exists. Smart Sips makes their coffees in small batches to allow for experimenting with innovative flavor profiles and are made using an old-style process of flavoring the highest quality beans. Nikola is responsive to her customers’ suggestions and in response has created a full line of flavored decaffeinated coffees as well as monthly sampler subscription box called PERK BOX, which gives customers a way to sample new, exciting flavors each month and also makes for a gift for coffee lovers.

Nikola aims to insert excitement into one’s daily routine by offering unique flavors to give the routine daily coffee cup a thrill. Flavors including Chocolate Peanut Butter, Brown Sugar Bourbon, Blueberry Cinnamon Crumble and over 50 others with new flavors emerging every few months.

About Smart Sips Coffee

Smart Sips Coffee is an exciting brand of uniquely flavored coffees, decafs, hot chocolates, cappuccinos and teas. This includes single serve cups for Keurig brewers as well as ground bagged coffees. Their entire line of decadently flavored coffees, such Chocolate Cherry Cordial and Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean, are sugar-free, carb-free, gluten-free, under 2 calories per cup and contain zero artificial sweeteners. The cappuccinos and hot chocolates are low calorie and low sugar. For more information, visit; Facebook: and Instagram: @smartsipscoffee

About Leading Women Entrepreneurs

Leading Women Entrepreneurs is a media and events company that recognizes outstanding women business owners. The mission is to create a sustainable, ongoing environment that brings leaders together and showcases their attributes and contributions. The Leading Women Entrepreneurs Initiative was developed in for the purpose of acknowledging female, business owners who exhibit outstanding performance in four areas: market potential, innovation, community involvement and advocacy for women.

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