I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Small Business Feature: Krizzy Designs

I am thrilled to announce a new feature I will be sharing on my blog (in addition to the fabulous guest bloggers). I will be featuring some wonderful woman-owned small businesses! If YOU own a small business and would like to be featured, please contact me!

The very first business to kickoff this series is Krizzy Designs who specializes in Blogger and WordPress designs, logos, business cards, invitations, announcements, greeting cards, twitter pages and so much more!

What inspired you to begin your small business and how did you get started? I really needed a creative outlet. I found myself playing with my own blog design and was hooked. Friends then asked me to help them with their blog, and I got started. I then branched out to print designs (announcements, invites, etc) and social media graphics.

Who or what has been your biggest source of support? Hands down, my husband.

Is this business something you’ve always dreamed of doing? Never in a million years. My BS and MS are both in Chemistry. I've always done creative and crafty things (I think I'm right and left brained), and I just sort of stumbled upon it. And, now, it's my dream to keep doing it and work at home. I'm a pretty good boss!

How do you strike a balance between your personal life and maintaining a successful small business? Since resigning from teaching full time and trying to design full time, it is definitely easier to balance my schedule. Now, I work during the day, and spend my evenings with my family instead of getting on the computer and working every night. It's also nice, I can go have lunch with a friend or my husband during the day without worrying about work.

Where do you see your small business five years from now?
Wow, this is a tough one. I'd like to see my business growing and changing. I'd like to do more websites and learn even more about web design. I'd also like to build up my print portfolio. I'd like to continue to meet new clients and work with new companies.

Be sure to visit Krizzy Designs and check her out on Twitter!

1 comment:

Krystyn said...

Thank you for featuring me!

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