After years of wanting to start her own business, Yanetta Bowman began Grand Finale Events and Decor in January of 2014. After stepping into her new role as business owner, she quickly realized there was more she could do to help her business grow.
Originally, she heard about LAUNCH through the High School Entrepreneurship Program, but it wasn’t until she volunteered for I Believe, a teen mom empowerment conference in July of 2014 that she considered the Business Entrepreneurship Program for herself. After speaking with LAUNCH entrepreneur Linda Murray Bullard at the conference, Yanetta says,
“My mind started thinking about my own business and how I could benefit from the LAUNCH business academy.”
Filled with excitement, she signed up and was ready to soak in all that she would learn in the following 10 weeks in order grow her business further.
Yanetta shares, “During the course, I learned valuable information on how to take my business to the next level, how to identify my ideal customer, how to write a business plan, how to calculate my break even point, how to craft my pitch, how to structure my business and so much more.”
With Grand Finale Events and Decor, Yanetta has set herself apart from other event planners, designers and decorators by receiving certification in Event Design from the Institute of Wedding and Event Design (IWED), an accredited event design academy. The goal for all of her clients? Leaving them and their guests “with a feeling of WOW,” something she compares to a spectacular closing scene or the finale episode of a television show.
Yanetta focuses on exceptional quality of service, professionalism, value and flexibility. She works with clients one-on-one, from the initial meeting through the entire planning process, to ensure that Grand Finale Events and Decor understands their vision and transforms it into a reality.
As her business continues to grow, Yanetta credits LAUNCH for helping her along the way. “Even though I had already started my business before enrolling in the Business Entrepreneurship Academy, LAUNCH played, and continues to play, a fundamental part of how I am managing my business.”