This past Friday night I spoke at the Central Louisiana Startup Weekend event. I was asked to share my unusual story into the world of becoming an entrepreneur.
I really didn’t think I’d get nervous.
I mean, I can talk to a rock if necessary.
I made a fun little PowerPoint documenting my journey.
I practiced what I wanted to say.
Rehearsed the advice I wanted to give.
Even made mental notes of the encouragement I wanted to provide.
My brain decided to wing it instead, and who the heck knows what I actually said.
As I took my seat back in the audience, the attorney sitting next to me and one of the event’s business coaches, Mr. Fred Jones commented “Aimee, you seem like a real go getter. I really enjoyed your presentation”.
Perhaps I made sense after all.
Ya’ll, the room was full of budding entreprenuers with the most amazing ideas I’ve heard in a long time.
They were vying for a prize package worth $10,000 of branding, business coaching, web design and they seriously brought their A-game.
From a VIP sports event concierge , to an organic bakery, to some Kambucha tea to some Mexi-Cajun seasoning I can’t wait to get my little hands on, the ideas were abundant.
I was truly inspired by the attendees and the passion they brought to the event.
As I wrapped up my presentation, in true entrepreneur “spirit”, I shared with them the next step in this little journey of mine.
I have worked on this project for awhile now and to see it beginning to take shape is truly worth the fear, the research, the financial investment, and more importantly the heart and soul it has taken to propel it forward.
Want a peek at the marketing?
I worked with Kori from KoriClark.Com on the new packaging.
I needed it whimsy and fun, yet sophisticated and professional.
Kori is well known for her hand drawn illustrations, and I am beyond thrilled with what she created for this new adventure of mine.
So, what’s KITCHEN SPIRIT all about?
It’s about me stepping outside my comfort zone.
It’s about letting go of doing everything myself.
It’s about me answering the call to GROW.
It’s about expanding the LSU chevron aprons to include more monograms and polka dots for one….
But it’s more than that.
So. Much. More.
It’s about expanding the LSU apron style to other SEC schools.
Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, S. Carolina, Auburn, Texas.
Ole Miss made the line up too, and it might be one of my favorites. Sssshhhh…..
It’s about more monogrammed table runners.
It’s about hand chosen coordinating products from vendors I admire to compliment the aprons and runners I’ve become known for.
It’s about bringing the “spirit” of a tailgate into your home.
It’s about hosting the most fantastic watch party with handmade, high quality products at your fingertips.
It’s about giving the spirited fan…..more.
I’m so excited to share KITCHEN SPIRIT with you guys.
Soon, soon, oh so very soon!
PS: Look for a launch party announcement in early July.
PSS: I’m going to go ahead & use this post as our Monogram Me Monday item!