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Jennifer williams presentation 2

  1. 1. Saint Louis Closet Co.Jennifer Q. Williams
  2. 2. Saint Louis Closet Co. Saint Louis Closet Co. designs, manufactures and installs custom closets and organizational for both residential and commercial clients. Products: Master Walk-In Closets, Pantries, Laundry Rooms, Home Offices, Playrooms, Kid’s Closets, Entertainment Centers, Murphy Beds and Craft Centers.
  3. 3. Jennifer’s Biography  Started at 25 years old  Graduate student at St. Louis University (communications)  Worked for another closet company for 2 weeks—loved!!  Dropped out of school, researched custom closet industry, wrote business plan with help from SBA.
  4. 4. Jennifer’s Biography  Went to Small Business Administration class “How to Write a Business Plan”  SBA Loan with bank  Started Saint Louis Closet Co.
  5. 5. Saint Louis Closet Co.  Opened 1991  1st year only 2 employees  1st year $240,000  2nd year $465,000  3rd year $620,000  Today over 58 full and part time employees
  6. 6. Saint Louis Closet Co. 1996 - Purchased 1st building- 9,000 sq. ft./Maplewood 2002 - Opened 1st remote showroom in Chesterfield 2006 - Opened 2nd showroom in O’Fallon 2006 - Purchased new building-30,000 sq. ft. 2007 - Over $5.5 million
  7. 7. Jennifer’s Biography Entrepreneurial family- grandparents and parents 5/4/94 met husband Matt Williams, fellow entrepreneur— TKO DJs 1997 Married Matt 2000 Son - Matthew 2001 Daughter - Hallie
  8. 8.  Opened November 2007 All wines under $20 Wines categorized by taste Fun Labels Make wine shopping accessible to all Events-private & charity
  9. 9. Why Wine? New Marketing arm of Saint Louis Closet Co. Exposes new people to closets Allows ‘event business’ part of plan to work Fun way to have a hobby and work too!
  10. 10. The Challenges Starting young, inexperienced and underfinanced Being a woman business owner in a male- dominated field Juggling business ownership and motherhood Always wondering, “What’s next?” Continued growth
  11. 11. Jennifer Williams 314-781-9000 www.stlouisclosetco.com

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