Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet 🙂
I get so excited when someone tells me that they are starting a small business, I immediately want to tell them everything that I have learned over the years! That is my goal with Artsy Girl Boss, to share my knowledge with all of you! I hope that you enjoy reading about my experiences and ideas!
For as long as I can remember I have been thinking about what business to start next… I studied fashion merchandising and marketing in college. From there, I worked in advertising sales for 15+ years.. I am telling my age here 😉 While working full time jobs, I was always looking for the next side hustle so I could work for myself.
In 2011, I decided that I could not handle one more pointless sales meeting (sorry to all of the sales managers out there, but you all have been to one of those meetings). I left my job as a key account manager and started doing social media marketing for small businesses. In 2013 I began to watch the growing trend of Mobile Paint and Sip companies. I researched franchises and quickly realized that was not an option to invest thousands of dollars. So I created website, Facebook page and went for it! I hired an elementary art teacher to teach the classes. My Dad made me some wooden easels, I bought a few supplies and within a few months, my weekends were filling up! After 5 years in the business, I’ve expanded to wood sign and wine glass painting parties. I love owning my own successful business and being a #girlboss, it is A LOT of work every day, but it is also on my own time.
I am not only a #girlboss, I have an amazing son, 3 teenage step children and a super supportive husband. We live in small town Indiana, we love raising our kids near the same small town that we grew up in! Stay tuned for more about me and my Artsy Girl Boss adventures.