It is with great pleasure that we introduce our newest MITS owner – Janice Charles!
Janice completed her training in February and will be serving the greater Midlothian, VA, area.
Janice joins Made in the Shade Blinds and More after a dedicated 21 year career with Capital One. Her background includes working as a client developer for sales associates who have business relationships with small business owners. With such sharp customer service skills, Janice is ready to service her local community with that same excellence!
What appealed to you about the Made in the Shade opportunity?
The low cost investment for such a dynamic business opportunity was more than impressive to Janice. She also loved the idea of no monthly royalties, no requirement for brick and mortar, and no employees to oversee. Janice is open to the option of building a sales team in the foreseeable future once her business grows. She also commented that the family-like environment was most appealing to her.
What are your immediate business goals?
Janice plans to continue her education on the products she represents so that she can feel more confident as the window covering expert! She plans to get the word out about her new business through networking with realtors, contractors, and interior designers as well as joining local networking groups. In the meantime, according to Janice, she plans to sell, sell, sell, so she can reach her goal of $150,000 in sales for her first year in business.
What are your long-term business goals?
Realizing the importance of continuing education, Janice plans to stay well-informed about her industry with its new innovations and ever-changing technologies! She also plans to connect with larger commercial accounts to expand her target market. Finally, Janice wants to remain fully connected with her Made in the Shade family to share best practices and grow the brand as an international team.
Janice realizes the importance of leisure activities outside of work, so she fully enjoys her salsa dance lessons once a week. Her ultimate goal is to conquer ballroom dancing! Meditating with her group keeps her grounded and connected and going to the movies is also a favorite pastime.
We proudly welcome Janice to our Made in the Shade family and wish her tremendous success with her new window covering business!