“What keeps me going? . . . the universal ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’,” Myrna Hoffman said of her twenty-year, multi-chaptered entrepreneurial effort to make her prize-winning Morph-o-Scopes — an art activity toy based on the ancient mirror art of anamorphosis.
Despite heartbreaking setbacks and corporate misdealings, at fifty-eight, with the help of a women’s business center in Virginia, she revitalized her efforts, and has since won a national “Build Your Own Business” contest sponsored by Oprah’s Oxygen Channel, the title of “Entrepreneurial Success of the Year” by the federal Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., and more than 20 national toy awards.