Ellett’s Embroidery – Client Celebration

CONSULTANT Kim Ray
CLIENT SINCE 2011
INDUSTRY clothing embroidery

Wendy Ellett in store

Ellett’s Embroidery is an at-home business that grew.

“I worked out of my home for 12 years,” Wendy Ellett said. “I always wanted to be my own boss. I guess it runs in the family — I have a sister and aunt who own their own embroidery business.”

Five years ago Ellett’s moved to the Shoppes at College Park Center.…

Expressions Beauty Salon – Client Celebration

CONSULTANT Kim Ray
CLIENT SINCE 2016
INDUSTRY beauty salon

Tabitha Blanton picture

Tabitha Blanton likes being her own boss — she’s been self-employed for the past 18 years.

“This is my God-given gift — it’s what I want to do,” she said. “You’re a one-man army; you take care of everything.”

When Blanton decided to open her own salon, she went to SBDC.…

Court House Repair – Client Celebration

CONSULTANT Kim Ray
CLIENT SINCE 2016
INDUSTRY auto services

Brian and Gretchen with Harrison

Court House Repair is a new business that hit the ground rolling.

“We opened in July and haven’t had a slow day yet,” Brian Hughes said. “My wife Gretchen and I knew there was a need for a car and truck repair business in Charlotte Court House — we just didn’t know how much of a need.”

Hughes, who previously worked at the Charlotte County bus shop, has been in the automotive repair business 20 years.…