A loan helped this woman-owned event planning company establish its brand and buy a PA system and supplies for its first public events.


Stephanie's story

I taught middle school English language arts in Massachusetts for seven years, and I loved it! When I moved back to Ohio in 2011 to be closer to my family, it was nearly impossible to find a teaching job. For three years, I substitute taught, applied for jobs, and did freelance writing and editing to keep myself afloat. The process was disheartening, and I found myself wishing I could be my own boss, wishing I didn’t have to wait for someone else to acknowledge my value and make use of my talents.

That’s when the seeds of Low and Mighty were planted. I thought about what my greatest skills were. Creativity and the ability to easily connect with others were at the top, and I realized I had a real opportunity to help people. In my years as a middle school teacher, I had collected a hefty bag of tricks for inspiring others to create, perform, share their work, and have engaging conversations with each other.

With these skills in mind, I began exploring an idea for an interactive bar. It would be a place where people would be inspired to work on their creative passions but also to connect with other people. When I realized I needed to scale back my vision in order to fund it, I redeveloped the idea into a party planning business. While I wouldn’t have a brick-and-mortar event space to customize, I would find ways to take the creative energy and excitement on the road. It has taken five years for me to build the confidence to move forward, but I am finally ready to follow my passion and take charge of my career.


This loan is special because:

It helps a creative female entrepreneur establish her brand and branch out to hosting her own public events.



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About Low and Mighty Creative Shindigs, LLC

Industry: Services
Years in operation: New Business

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