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Conversations with Kim Kopec

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kim Kopec. 

Hi Kim, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
After taking several years off to be with home my two daughters, I was itching for something to do but not quite ready to get back to the daily grind working for someone else. 

Combining my background of marketing, communications, and design, with a love for technology and creativity, my first business, Small Business DESIGN Solutions was born. After several years of designing logos, business cards, and marketing materials, I started dabbling in website design and found my true calling. Several years later, I rebranded and changed my name to Kalamazoo Web Design. I now offer websites that include custom design, brand strategy, and copywriting – the trifecta for a truly professional online presence! 

I absolutely thrive on helping local small business owners improve their online presence. When I help clients achieve their online goals, it’s like they’re a completely new person. They feel inspired, empowered, and ready to take on the world – and that brings me such joy! 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
There have definitely been obstacles along the way, but the journey has been so worth it! 

From one of my blog posts (… 

“It has taken me about a decade to be confident in saying “I’m damn good” at this job. I’ve made a ton of mistakes, wanted to give up more than once, have cried actual tears, and felt like an imposter. The optimist in me would instead say I’ve learned a lot, persevered, shed some stress, and realized my true value, potential, and worth. We’ll stick with that. 

Somewhere along the journey, I had far less questions, and the table flipped. I became one that others asked for help and insight! That’s because I always surrounded myself with people who were smarter than me and helped me. I listened, watched, grew, and learned. And now, I give back.” 

Luckily, I was born with an entrepreneurial spirit and a hunger to continually learn, but more than that – I have people in my life who took me under their wing and encouraged me to succeed. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
My niche is working with women-owned/managed businesses. Women put their heart, soul, and full-on birthing capabilities into running a business that nurtures their spirit, brings them joy, and provides for their family. I get that. 

I’ve frequently had the opportunity to see women go from overwhelmed and frustrated with their online presence to confident and excited about their business again. And what a gift it is to ME to be able to be a part of that. It’s a feeling to which I’ve become a bit addicted. 🙂 

There has always been a very independent spirit tucked inside of me which is why I resonate with entrepreneurs. Also, I’m a marketer at heart. Makeovers are my specialty. Let’s get people to see the real you and why your business has something amazing to offer. Let’s peel back the layers and reveal what makes you or your service awesome! When your potential client sees the real you and can relate, your website has done the majority of your marketing for you, and that potential client becomes a new client. Win-win. 

How do you define success?
My success is defined by inner peace. If I look forward to work each day, and my career provides for our needs and brings me joy and a sense of worth, I have found success. And I have! 

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Image Credits

Almost Fantasy Photography
Grace Photography
Kalamazoo Web Design LLC

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