With a successful 10-year career with an established furniture company under her belt, Darla King left her position with an offer to partner in a new start up company. One year later, the partnership had yet to materialize and Darla knew a decision needed to be made. Seeing opportunity in her circumstance, Darla and her husband formed King Business Interiors in November 1998. I was fortunate to have Darla in studio to get her story about growing the business, as a family-owned business, and for our purposes, a woman-owned business. In this episode we cover a lot ground, including:
- What Darla has learned from being a family-owned business
- What the biggest challenges are as being a family-owned business
- What the biggest challenges (and dare we say, advantages) are as a woman-owned business
- The importance of registering as a woman-owned business
- Why women need to help women
- What challenges and mistakes she made along the way
- Why giving back is so important, and how King Business Interiors does it right
- And King Business Interiors unique giving back program, Connecting The Dots
This is THE podcast that advances women toward economic, social and political achievement. Hosted by Betty Collins, CPA, and Director at Brady Ware and Company. Betty also serves as the Committee Chair for Empowering Women, and Director of the Brady Ware Women Initiative. Each episode is presented by Brady Ware and Company, committed to empowering women to go their distance in the workplace and at home.
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