Owner(s) Name: Paula Creed-Smith
Business Name: Ceh Flora Gift Co
Serving Area(s): Nationwide (USA) (Canada)
Facebook Url: www.facebook.com/CehFloraGiftCo
Ceh Flora is a luxury gift company. I want to connect people to luxury items that can’t be found in a big box store or major retailer. I want to recreate the way we view luxury and the way we view gifting.
I specialize in gift boxes, pre-curated & custom curated, I also offer favors/swag and stationery as a Minted.com Retailer.
Giving gifts is my reverse love language and that is evident in the way I approach my business. I want people to feel the emotion and passion that is involved in giving gifts.
Before having my first child, I was in social work. Serving people is a passion of mine. When I became a stay at home mother, I started looking for things to do from home. That’s when I started my first company as a personal concierge. 2 years after launching that business, my mother became very ill and I had to step back a bit. My mom was my babysitter, so in one event, I lost my babysitter and almost my mother. After a long and near fatal bout with illness, I closed my concierge company for good. One night I sat in the ICU waiting room and waited to hear the worst. I decided I needed to pivot my business plan. I scratched a quick, rough semblance of a new business plan and started researching and building my brand.
In February 2018, it will be one year since I started planning. Active business, March 2018 will be my anniversary.
The best part of owning my business is being available to my family. I also really dig the people I have met along the way. My hardest challenge, the weight of everything falls squarely on my shoulders. It’s a lot of responsibility.
I was in social work, so learning to manage time and resources was a huge part of my job. I also learned to cultivate relationships with many different people.
Without a doubt, my family.
I maintain an active presence on social media and I am a member of my local chamber of commerce.
In one year, I see myself taking on 1 employee. In 5 years, I see me running an OJT entrepreneurship program for foster kids.
G-Suite all the way.
Not really… I am a member of a group that has really challenged me and held me accountable. I guess we all mentor each other.
Because I approach business as a social worker. I speak with you until I understand you and what you want and I work until I attain it.
My faith plays a huge role in this. I greet my Father, get my Word, and start my day. I set a firm work schedule so I can keep family 1st.
Never give up. If something doesn’t work, don’t quit. Pivot!