Why Small Businesses Matter in Ridgefield: The Sage Counselor

Why Small Businesses Matter

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Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT The Sage Counselor!

Three questions with Diana Stutz, founder of The Sage Counselor.

Why did you start your business?

First and foremost, I started my private practice because I really enjoyed working with high school students- first while at The Princeton Review and then as a Connecticut high school counselor. I realized that no one professional in the counseling field was equipped to really address all of the challenges that go into the college admissions process: from counseling, to test preparations, to college applications and essays. I knew that students, and families, would really benefit from having one counselor who could help them with everything.

What is your best-selling product/service?

My best selling service is College Admissions Counseling. Students need as much individualized attention as possible to help them navigate this competitive process. College is a big investment of time and money, and helping families get the most out of that investment is truly gratifying.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

My small business, due to the events surrounding Covid 19 this last year, has been “reimagined,” yes. I am now working with students and families remotely, as much as I continue to see students in person. The flexibility of meeting online has allowed a lot of students to gain access to my services that otherwise may not have. In so doing, I have an increased request for academic and personal counseling, particularly around anxiety concerns, and I am truly honored to be able to help students during this abnormal time.

Diana nominates Miss Jean at The Enchanted Garden to participate next!

The Sage Counselor is located at 109 Danbury Road in Ridgefield. Visit The Sage Counselor online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!


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