October 24, 2017 1 min to read

How a Custom Gifting Company Serves Business Owners with Ann Pappas

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Ann Pappas owns two small retail businesses: The Friendly Box Company and Bohemian Closet. With Friendly Box, she creates custom corporate gift boxes filled with local Colorado goods. And with Bohemian Closet, she extends her creativity in helping people look their best by styling them with clothes and accessories.  

Topics Discussed:  

  • How Ann got the idea for The Friendly Box Company 
  • How Ann and her husband came to Colorado Springs 
  • Ann’s favorite places around Colorado Springs 
  • How products are picked for the gift boxes 
  • The preparation and scrutiny put into the packages 
  • The importance of networking when starting out 
  • The struggles Ann faced when starting out 
  • The challenges in working with food products 
  • All about Bohemian Closet, Ann’s other business 
  • Ann’s advice to other business owners 

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