My conversation with Leah. We talked about how I became the owner of Alpha Graphics and the decisions that led me to start Bmore Cake & Whiskey.
In my recent #BMOREcakeNwhiskey50 meet ups with women in business, they have all asked me how I got in the business of printing. Well, here it goes! In 2006 I was working at the Maryland General Assembly as a Legislative Administrator. At the time, I was recently married, and one day my husband came to me with an interesting proposition. He suggested the idea of this company, Alpha Graphics, as my venture into entrepreneurship (he was their attorney). The then owner, wanted to retire but didn’t want to let go of her long-time employees, most of whom she’d worked with for the past 25 years. She conferred with her attorney, my husband, who nudged it my way, encouraging me that this was a “solid company with long time, loyal employees.” I called it my “leap of faith” as it was the biggest leap I ever made in myself. I presented an offer and she accepted, gladly.