Time for one of my favorite posts of the month, the Small Business Series! Today I'd like to introduce you to the sassy lady behind Oh! Space.
Name: Juliet Hutton
Business Name: OH! SPACE
Favorite Dessert: coffee with baileys!
Favorite Artist/Album: Beatles
When did you start your business? In 2009
What inspired you to start it? My clients corporate and private needs for unique spaces were going unmet in the market place, so I took my chances!
What would you say was your biggest challenge to overcome? Developing contracts that are a “win win” for everybody!
Who/what was your biggest encouragement and why? Jeff Vetterick, which owned the first house I started this concept out of. He loved the idea so much, he invested the initial capital to get it all running and was a fabulous business partner for my first two years in business! I love him SO much for believing in not only my crazy idea, but in me too! He is / was my dream business partner and friend in life!
What is your favorite part of your business: I love the people I get to help out. They always light up as soon as they have found their spot, especially if they’re getting married and looking for that “certain something” in their dream space!
If you had advice to anyone who might be starting a business like yours? Yes, don’t! Lol! I’m doing it! Haha! Not really, it’s a super fun concept and I’d like to see it expand rapidly to other cities too! I’d advise to start small, then work your way up to expanding your property portfolio so you never get too overwhelmed and the customer service stays front and center, which, is where it should be!
Anything else about your small business that you’re passionate about? Yes, I adore my clients that are photographers / artists! They are really the initial reason I wanted to do this business, to provide spaces for people to take pictures in, throw small concerts in or hold great art shows, etc, etc! I love supporting the artists out there so I’d like to see this expand in the direction that continually supports the arts as well as the fabulous corporate / private party clients too!
Thanks so much Juliet for being so fabulous! xoxoely