Four years ago Riana LeJeune-Copeland had an idea, "Why not take well used furniture, save it from the land-fill, and create artistic pieces that fit today's lifestyle?" Repinned was born. Here we chat with Riana and her husband Justin about the project and its success.
We welcome Amy Keiderling to our Small Business Spotlight to chat about Modville a Mid-Century Modern retail center based in Adel, Iowa. So many facets to this very successful startup. With over 12,000 Facebook Friends Modville works the business of finding and then placing great pieces. A room or a whole house and...there is more coming to Modville! Listen in:
We love creative people and it was a pleasure shinning our Small Business Spotlight on Eden & Gray Interiors with Hanna Shiplett. For years Hanna worked for others as an interior designer now, on her own, we talk about design trends for commercial and home. What's hot and what changes does she see in design for office space and residential. Meet Hanna Shiplett:
We are all about small business especially during National Small Business Week. Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Nicole Lewis from her new business Furbished Fashion...a boutique for women that she has opened in West Des Moines. Oh, and a Grand Opening Party? Yes, we'll talk about that as well...Meet Nicole.
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With us is international designer Annie Sloan who is the head-liner for the 6th Annual Spring Junk Jubilee. She is spending several days at the Iowa State Fair Grounds teaching and sharing chalk paint secrets. We talk about the early days of her business and why so many people have given new life to old furniture.
Always seeking opportunity Peter Sherinian is in our Small Business Spotlight. A manager for Hensely's Big & Tall Outfitters Peter also has his hand in the Quill Pen and Nib in Valley Junction. Learn more about both of these unique retail outlets in the Des Moines Metro.
Our Small Business Spotlight shines on John Bartlett and his retail business I Work and Play. It's an interesting story on American Made Products and he also operates a union shop and he says that is part of his passion. Here is his story:
Each month Mike Colwell from SquareOneDSM brings us a startup story from the Des Moines Metro and beyond. He introduces us to Elizabeth Caven who started out doing a "Mommy Blog" and moved on to create the UpCraft Club a business that sells modern digital sewing patterns. What? Good for the DIY world, good for retail, good for her! It's a great story and, yes, she's making money!
This is a fantastic look at image. How does what you wear dictate what others think about you and where they place you on the leadership ladder? What do you need to remember when working on your dress and your overall career image. How important is all of this? Meet Becky Rupiper-Greene a certified image consultant from Tero International. Stunning information that can make a difference for you and your company.
Our friend Mike Colwell came by with a retail treat. Rebekah Risbeck, a fashion professional who spent lots of time in Los Angeles, made the move to Iowa to assist women in finding chic, yet affordable clothing. MintL.A. was born and Rebekah will be with Mike at the SquareOne event this week but...we got her first.