Victoria Bohland, an Australian transplanted in the United States, says her new business as owner of a bed and breakfast in Two Rivers is a natural blending of her work experience and her love of meeting new people.
The Green Bay SCORE client says she “wandered the globe” for the past 40-odd years before putting down roots in northeastern Wisconsin. She was looking for a business to run in “retirement” when she toured the former St. Luke’s Catholic Church rectory.
“When I walked in, I fell in love with it,” Bohland said.
It’s usually easy for a business to define its target customer. But when you’re trying to offer something for almost everyone, it can be much more complicated.
Such is the case for Janet Perret and Lynn Kamps, owners of Bring it! Errands and Delivery of Green Bay.
“If we have a niche, it’s that we’re a one-stop shop,” Kamps said. “If you call us, we can do pretty much anything and everything you want done. It has been a hurdle that people think we cater to the elderly, but our target market is much broader than that.”
In keeping with the season, Hope Dalebroux, owner of Hope Della Skincare in Bellevue, is busy promoting her Pumpkin Marshmallow Souffle facial.
The Green Bay SCORE client talks about it with the passion that has come to define her business. After a cinnamon-infused oil soak and exfoliation, she says, “You’ll be painted with an organic pumpkin puree and clay mask to detox and refine. A finishing touch of Marshmallow Melt Shea Butter smells good enough to eat!”
This week Palm Beach SCORE's own Bob Naples was Featured on MyPalmBeachPost.com in an article by Palm Beach Post staff writer Antonio Fins titled "Non-profit SCORE’s goal is to help you make the profit". Give it a read below.
Here's just one of many testimonials we've received at our SCORE Chapter.
"How would you like to be in a room with seasoned, successful professionals who are offering to help you build your company, and that don’t want this meeting to be a one-off, but for the process to continue until your company has reached it’s organizational goals? ….. and this service is free!
SCORE Houston – Your Personal Mentoring Resource By Dick Hall
Being a successful small business owner requires many personal qualities. It isn’t as easy as it may look. High on that list is a desire and willingness to learn new skills with the ability to change as your business environment evolves. Perhaps it’s time for a reminder about what SCORE Houston does for small business owners or someone interested in testing whether there is opportunity to become a small business owner.