Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Boss.
Stephanie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I began planning events for the University of St. Thomas while I was a student there. In return for my services I was paid in credit hours. Which to any student this is better than money itself! I did this for 3 years and was able to get 60 credit hours paid for which is about 1/2 of the college tuition. I had a blast doing it and it became a passion of mine. It allowed me to tap into my creative side (as I was a prelaw major!). I then got a job working in hotels and event venues, later on I worked for caterers and photographers while receiving my Masters in Restaurant and Hotel Management at University of Houston. I have enjoyed all of the aspects of the event industry but planning, managing and decorating is my all-time passion and brings me the most enjoyment. I get to know my clients on a personal level and make lots of new friends along the journey of each event.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
When starting your own business there are certainly challenges that you face. How to budget properly? What to spend on advertisements? Balancing your time properly so that you are providing high customer service while also servicing the events. It is truly a “one man show” for quite a while and can be quite tough to balance. I worked a full time job when we first started this business and slowly built up enough business to take it on full time. Since then my husband has left his job as well to work full time with our business and assist with the service of all of our wonderful clients.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Events for all Seasons story. Tell us more about the business.
Our business is unique in the fact that we not only provide floral design for weddings and formal events but we also fabricate themed props. Our design team is extremely innovative and our fabrication team and artists have a talent that can be matched with those who built television sets for news stations and TV sitcoms. Our company designed a few news sets in the past (one of them was Viet TV). We are asked to create custom events regularly and take great joy and pride in what we can do. We also have other decorators coming to us for their props which is a huge compliment in an industry like this. Being able to be friendly with the competition can go a long way.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
We believe that everything happens for a reason. Somethings just happen because you are in the right place at the right time. Other times you miss out by a few hours! We have had that happen to us in numerous circumstances (both the good and the bad) but we just keep riding the waves, working hard and treating our customers’ right. If we keep doing those things then the bits of bad luck will just make us stronger and give us something to learn from.
- Our Event Coordination Packages start at just $600.
- We customize to fit everyone’s budgets, as long as they are reasonable. We have a very low minimum of $1000 for decor.
- We offer design services to all our clients even if they do not get their decor from us. We also offer budget planning for a low price of $150 and event design for $350.
- Website: www.efaseasons.com
- Phone: 713-882-0174
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsforallseasons/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/efaseasons/
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