In 2013-2014 I had the honor of serving as President of the NAWBO Phoenix Chapter. I believe in women business owners. I have owned Despins Printing since 2009. I have seen our economy at its strongest and at its low points. I am here to tell you. We are on the edge of something big and the strength of the women business owners in the community can make it even bigger.
Those of us that have worked and survived the last few years together have forged connections and businesses in the fires of economic turmoil. Now it is time to not just survive but to grow. And the only way we grow is by challenging each other.
I have often heard women say, “ I want to empower and help others.” It is how we are programmed. Sitting back and hoping to support others no longer serves our community. We need leaders. We need women who are willing to not just support others but lead their own families, their own communities and their own business. Many of us all ready do. It is time to step up and take ownership of our own success. We have to demand that we have a seat at the table. We have to be willing to ask for what we need, along with serving others.
I am emailing you today to challenge you. What does stepping into leadership look like for you?
I will share mine with you. My goal is to break a million dollars in revenue this year. When I purchased Despins the revenue was literally a small fraction of that goal. In the last several years I have made strides to build and expand. Last year we expanded to offer large format printing including banners, signage and decals. In August, we acquired Three Dog Marketing and now we offer marketing strategy and consulting support. We have strengthened our internal system and expanded our team.
The time feels right. As I complete my service to NAWBO and join the ranks of our past presidents, I feel confident that it is through my NAWBO sisters that I will achieve my million dollar goal. We spend so much time together yet, can’t tell you the number of times that people have said, “Oh I didn’t know you do that!”. I take the responsibility for that. In the upcoming year you will be hearing more from me. And just to be clear, I do printing, graphic design and marketing.
So here is my request for your support.
In 2015, if you have marketing, print or design needs please allow us to provide you a quote. If you know of organizations holding events that need programs or signage please mention our name. Specifically we are looking to expand our current niche of health care providers, professional service provide and contractors to help them create effective communications tools, marketing materials, forms and more.
There is one policy that has never failed me. You have to give to get. If you have a specific need: questions about marketing, questions about building a business, or even questions about life call me. Anyway I can support you please do not hesitate to ask.
Email me back! What does leadership look like for you?
Splash and Despins Printing