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0205: Carving Your Own Niche with Little Celebrations

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CeCe Champion is the founder of Little Celebrations, a specialty rentals business in Boston that focuses on the kiddos. Hear how she found her unique passion and place in the industry. Plus, we discuss all things miniature and adorable from tables to sofas to chiavari chairs!What’s in this episode:How mentorship helped grow Little CelebrationsCeCe’s business strategy for surviving the pandemicHow embracing the power and freedom of delegation has helped CeCe growBehind the scenes of one of Boston’s biggest collections of little furnitureQuotes:“When kids go to events, they're sitting at these adult tables. It’s not as fun for them or parents are telling them to stop touching the silverware… So why not create a space... for them?” - CeCe Champion“It seems like that kind of thirst for knowledge also goes hand-in-hand with some humility– the ability to acknowledge that you don’t know everything yet but also coupled with the confidence to say, ‘I can do this.’” -Allison Howell“And, you know, starting this business has allowed me to really build a backbone to like say no, creating boundaries, respecting, or protecting my own peace.” - CeCe Champion“I learned early on that delegation is key. I am not the control freak. [...] For me initially, it was very important for me to invest in a bookkeeper and make sure I had all my numbers together so I could understand the growth of my business.” - CeCe Champion“When I look around at the industry, the people who are continuing to do [their own] deliveries, and especially late night pick-ups, are the ones that burn out the fastest.” - Allison Howell “The opportunity for scale in a business like yours is really different than a business that really requires the main principal to be the one doing the hands-on work on the day of the event.” - Allison HowellResources:How Successful People Lead by John MaxwellThe Lend & Gather ConferenceThe RW Elephant mailing list features more event industry resources and happenings—including announcements about new Trunk Show episodes!Thank you to our sponsor:RW Elephant: Mighty inventory management software designed to help you conquer chaos and reclaim your creativity!Website | Instagram And our guest:CeCe Champion of Little CelebrationsWebsite | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter