Vote Bobbi Jo Beers
Traveling Chic Boutique
Bobbi Jo Beers
Traveling Chic Boutique
City/Town where Organization Located
City/Town of Residence - this is for media placement
Company/organization description (<500 characters)
Woman’s Clothing and Accessories
Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…
I started TCB in March 2016 out of a 1963 Airstream Trailer as a mobile business. In June 2018 I opened the storefront in the new Brookfield Village at 4 Corners Federal Rd. Brookfield Village is a concept design to spur the development of a new “downtown” for Brookfield. In 2019 I made the decision to open up a 2nd location in Oxford CT, that is expected to open in April 2020.
What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus
Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO
What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)
I work with local designers for 90 % of my accessories. It’s a great collaboration because they get to expand their customer base, and we cross promote. It’s the true spirit of supporting local. I also volunteer teach an entrepreneur program at Workspace Education.
What people are saying about Bobbi Jo Beers...
Bobbi Jo is a tireless advocate of entrepreneurship. She was Executive Director of the Bethel Chamber of Commerce until July 2016 when she decided to take her own advice and start a new venture with Traveling Chic Boutique, a one-stop shop for stylish designer dresses, necklaces, bags and much more. Her network contacts in the Danbury region make her much in demand as speaker and mentor to others. She was tapped to set up the first CT offering of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, helping 13-18 year olds develop their own new ventures. She has helped other young professionals in the region refine their skills and practice their pitches, and provides an outlet for local crafters via her Traveling Chic Boutique storefront in Brookfield, CT. She is currently growing her own venture in multiple locations. See https://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Traveling-Chic-Boutique-opens-brick-and-mortar-13017843.php. She can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org. Pauline Assenza