Friday, January 25, 2013

I've Been Freshly Launched!!

I stumbled upon a call for submissions to "LaunchHER" a while back and submitted information about Garden of Daisies Embroidery. I was THRILLED to receive an email the other day that I had been chosen to be "Freshly Launched".  The idea behind this is to give a boost to women in business as detailed in their mission statement:
LaunchHER provides the boost that women owned brands need by featuring new and fresh companies as well as providing social media consulting, branding, business development and legal services to start-ups.

Kara Jensen Zitnick, president of LaunchHER, is an attorney with an appreciation for womens' creative entrepreneurial spirit.
Kara lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and 2 young sons. Her love of crafting and handmade began at the tender age of 4 when her grandmother taught her the fine art of crochet. After being forced to participate in 4-H, she begrudgingly learned how to sew from her other grandmother and immediately began designing her younger sister a new wardrobe. Kara has moved on from creating garments using scraps of fabric from her mom’s fabric stash, but her love of design is stronger than ever.

After nearly 10 years of litigation in both state and federal court, Kara decided to follow her passion of assisting women entrepreneurs. As a practicing attorney, she recognizes the importance of starting any business venture off on the right foot from a legal perspective, which means protecting the creative work that flows from a business’s name, logo, brand and tagline are of the utmost importance from the start. A seasoned business-owner in the handmade sector, Kara acknowledges that legal costs can be a barrier to launching a business. As such, her firm provides flat-fee legal representation and business coaching to those starting their own small businesses. Flat-fee services include business formation, trademark and copyright.

In her free moments, you will find Kara in the kitchen baking confectionery treats for her friends and family, on a family bike ride around the many area-lakes, or conducting science experiments with her husband and boys.

Thank you, Kara, for all you do!!


Kara @ LaunchHER said...

Thank you so much, Jo!! It was a pleasure to feature you. Wishing you the best on your book and all of your creative endeavors.

Jo Connolly said...

Thanks, Kara!