Episode 207 – Christine is the owner of a thriving print and graphics shop that has been in business for 47 years.
A woman-owned business, Christine is proud to be employing 5 people and 1 intern. Although her custom printing boutique is located in Baltimore, MD they serve clients around the country and worldwide.
Christine is also the founder of Bmore Cake & Whiskey, a women’s networking group in Baltimore, that has experienced tremendous growth hosting social hobnobs for 250 women per quarter.
Christine is a stepmother to four and mother to 2 all ranging from 20 to 32 years old.
Business Building Insights
- You don’t have to know everything. Hire people who have the skills or knowledge you need.
- Make it personal and let clients know you’re there for them. Business relationships can start with friendship.
- Find partners where your work compliments their work and vice versa.
- Getting women or minority owned business certification isn’t hard but it is time consuming. Being certified is valuable because it qualifies you to bid on business you might not otherwise get.
- If you’re thinking of starting a social business networking group like Christine’s Cake and Whiskey, it helps to find a partner who has a background in event planning. You can start small and grow as you go.
- The more you shout out what you’re doing and how you’re supporting each other, the more people you’ll attract to support your events.