Start a Business with a Friend (Blueprint Proposals) PTM 036

Part Time Money PodcastErin Mavian and Kym Pitlor, two friends with entrepreneurial minds, saw a need in the wedding planning market. It wasn’t in the planning of the wedding itself, but in the actual proposal. Guys needed help creating a memorable event and making it happen, and Mavian and Pitlor had the skills to help them.

So a year ago, they began a part-time business called Blueprint Proposals, a boutique service designed to help their clients propose well.

Erin and Kym were able to take their desire to work together, along with the things they did daily in their 9-5 careers, and employ them to create a business that has the potential to become their full-time jobs in the very near future.

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Highlights from the interview:


Blueprint Proposals is based in New York City.

  • How did you get started with Blueprint Proposals?
  • What types of services do you provide?
  • How did you structure your pricing initially and how has that changed?
  • How much money have you made in your first year?
  • What kinds of expenses do you have?
  • How do you balance your full-time and part-time jobs?
  • What insurance and legalities are involved in setting up your business?
  • Why do you blog? How else do you market your business?
  • What are some mistakes you’ve made along the way?

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