Detroit Mom’s Local Love series highlights local women and the businesses they have built. We love supporting small business! Today’s Local Love Spotlight belongs to Rosie Palarchio, owner of KB Event Co!
We started by asking Rosie to share a few fun facts about herself with us!
- She loves eating at farm-to-table eateries, and trying one of everything on the menu.
- She has her bachelors degree in fine arts and graphic design; from a young age, she knew she wanted to be a designer.
- And, she loves water, and would consider herself to be a water snob.
We asked Rosie to share a little bit more about her business with us. Get to know her and her business, KB Event Co, below!
How did you come up with the idea of your business, and how did you start?
“So, funny story: KB Event Co started as a party in a box, then went full-spin into making luxury backdrops and balloon displays. The business shifted very organically.
“In the fall of 2021, I heard the holy spirit tell me to follow this passion. With Him, I am making my passion for designing become a reality. KB Event Co is named after my kids; we’re a family-run business. My past experience of design has shaped me into the business owner I am today and if it wasn’t for my husband, and my two kids K & B, I wouldn’t be able to bring this dream to life.”
Knowing what you know now, is there anything you would have done differently when you were first starting out?
“I would have started out using a CRM ‘Dubsado’ in specific.”
What is the best business advice you’ve ever been given?
“Successful entrepreneurs make the most of every opportunity.”
Have you faced adversity in business due to being a woman? How did you navigate that?
“I have not yet.”
How do you persevere in challenging times?
“I always turn to God; He can use imperfections, smooth out rough bumpy edges, and also make good plans better.”
What impact do you want your business to have?
“I want to bring joy to all those I come in contact with! Making people happy is very important in the event industry.”
What are the pros and cons of being a woman business owner in 2023?
“Pro: you are the BOSS which means people look up to you. As a woman business owner, you can be a role model for other women who want to be a business owner.
“Con: it can be difficult for women to devote time [to] a business when having young children. Sometimes people don’t take women seriously, and think their business is a ‘side hustle’.”
What knowledge would you share with someone who wants to become an entrepreneur?
“Trust yourself and your gut feelings, because, for the most part, they are right. Be true to yourself, even when it seems impossible.”
What do you do for personal and professional development?
“I listen to podcasts. The Bright Balloon is one of my favorites.”
What mantra or quote do you live by?
“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13”
What’s your favorite place in Detroit or Michigan?
“Up north at my cabin. :)”