PTM 036 – Teaming Up with a Friend to Start a Business with Erin Mavian and Kym Pitlor of Blueprint Proposals

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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Last Edited: June 26, 2017 @ 5:01 pm
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Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a former practicing CPA, blogger, podcaster, husband, and father of three. PT is also the founder and CEO of FinCon, the conference and community dedicated to helping other financial influencers and brands. He created this website back in 2007 to share his thoughts on money, hold himself accountable, and to meet others passionate about moving toward financial independence.

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