It started when my path crossed with Sammy’s awesome mom. She took a chance on Pop Color Events, back before I had a business name or a website. Then it really started with a pop at Sammy’s Bar Mitzvah in Bethesda at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel in June. I had the best time working with Sammy’s family, meeting some amazing vendors and executing an event that I am incredibly proud of. I gained the confidence to know that I could make a business out of this doing what I love–working with families, planning, organizing and throwing memorable events.
From there, Sammy’s mom referred my services to her friends and things started moving!
I spent the summer doing a whole bunch of boring behind the scenes business stuff–becoming an LLC, getting and EIN and generally making sure that my business was on the up and up. I purchased popcolorevents.com and my branding process started. I worked with a designer to create my logo and website. I streamlined my packages and made sure everything was accessible to my ideal client.
September was my coming out–my website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram all launched and my online following started growing. I am so grateful to my family and friends for helping me get the word out.
And get the word out they did! In October, I worked with Josh’s family for month of coordination for his rockin’ Bar Mitzvah at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax, VA. I loved doing the month of coordination, not only because Josh’s family was tons of fun, but because their vendor team was great!
I’ve spent the remainder of the year working with my 2016 clients doing everything from scouting event locations to putting together floor plans to creating menus and more. My clients are such a diverse group hailing from DC, Maryland and Virginia. I’ve also met a ton of incredible people along the way. I feel so lucky to have met so many vendors who I can ask advice, bounce ideas off of and confidently refer to my clients.
Thanks to all of you who’ve helped me along this journey. I’m so looking forward to 2016 and the many Mitzvahs I already have on the books.