Katie Weiford, Founder

Business Developer

Overland Park, Kansas, US

Katie is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Katie is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Business Developer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Enough to be sole investor (> $15,000)

Relevant industries

Entertainment Art and Design Education

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Finance
Sales
Managing People
Product Management
Technical
Marketing
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Katie

My mother and I own and operate Kookiedoodle Crafts, LLC in downtown Overland Park, KS. We have been in business for 2.5 years and have had a fantastic experience turning a single idea into a viable business model with 10+ employees. Kookiedoodle is a walk-in arts and craft studio for children and their families. Customers can choose from a wide variety of materials to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Our mission at Kookiedoodle is to give kids confidence in themselves and in their own original ideas--so no examples, no pressure, no perfectionist expectations--just a great place to create! As former educators, we strive to dig deep into these kids imaginations to help them achieve their vision for their project. In addition to the open studio, we offer full-service birthdays, classes, camps and workshops for scouts and even corporate team building. We are getting ready to begin kitting our projects to sell via our website and are currently seeking corporate and school contracts to better fill our studio M-F. My mom is ready to retire and I am looking for a powerhouse co-owner to help grow the business into the franchise model it can be. Ideally, the candidate has experience with retail and has the personality to sell.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Product Management
Finance
Managing People
Marketing
Sales
Technical
Education

Avila University

M.A. Education

- 2012

Marquette University

B.A. Theater Arts

- 1999

Certification

KS Dept of Education