About the Biz
- Company: Amped Events
- Who we spoke with: Nia McAdoo, Owner
- Year established: 2011
- Website: AmpedEvents.com
- Social: Facebook, Instagram
Get to Know: Amped Events
My name is Nia, and I’m the owner of Amped Events. For over ten years, we’ve specialized in live event printing in the collegiate and corporate market. Our clients are looking for new ways to use marketing and branding to engage with their customers. We provide products ranging from apparel to license plates featuring customers’ personalization, logo, and social media information. All of our products are printed onsite and ready within minutes. Our printing events are great for trade shows, event activations, and community engagement initiatives. We’d love to connect with you to see how we can take your next marketing idea to the next level.
What resource organizations have helped you along the way, and how?
I participated in the City of Charlotte AMP Up program, which gave me new confidence in my role as CEO, and transformed how we operate as a business. Upon completion of the program, you walk away with a growth plan that has been vetted by industry experts and fellow business owners – this plan sets us up for strategic growth.
What business lessons have you learned along the way that you now apply to each new opportunity?
I’ve learned the importance of:
- Knowing your numbers and making business decisions based on them.
- Delegation and making sure to equip your team for increased responsibility.
- Succession planning and making sure my team creates and maintains standard operating procedures for daily and critical tasks, so if we need to train a new person, we can do that with ease.
What has been your biggest success to date?
Being able to purchase our commercial property that houses our company.
What other small businesses are you inspired by?
- The Lip Bar (Detroit, Michigan)
- The Gathering Spot (Atlanta, DC)
- BLK MKT Vintage (Brooklyn, NY)
What’s your best advice for someone looking to start their own business?
Take advantage of free resources offered by the city and other institutions so that the foundation of your business is strong. Entrepreneurship can be lonely at times, so making sure you develop your network will be key.
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