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Bound by Business: Bloomin’ Blinds, Working with Your Brothers

Episode 275 of Window Treatments for Profit

Today With Kelsey Stuart:

In this episode of Bound by Business, Jessica Harling is joined by Kelsey Stuart, CEO of Bloomin’ Blinds, for an insightful conversation about building and franchising a successful family business. Kelsey shares the inspiring story of how he and his brothers transformed their mother’s small blind cleaning company into a thriving national franchise by focusing on unique services, fostering strong family bonds, and embracing innovation.

Throughout the discussion, Kelsey offers candid insights on navigating the challenges and rewards of working with family members, emphasizing the importance of trust, open communication, and clearly defined roles. Kelsey’s story demonstrates the power of thinking outside the box, staying ahead of the competition, and leveraging the strengths of family bonds to overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

More About Kelsey Stuart

With over 21 years of experience in the window covering industry, I am proud to join my family in the mission to improve the opportunities of our franchise owners. As the CEO, I have the privilege of working side-by-side with our amazing team of franchise support and operations, working together to build strategic direction and vision, and support the franchisees in achieving their goals. I have a passion for the “build” and have an avid appetite for learning new information that helps keep Bloomin’ Blinds at the front of innovation. I am always looking for new opportunities to learn, innovate, and collaborate with anyone who is driven towards greatness.

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More About Jessica Harling

With unwavering conviction, Jessica Harling can break down complex decisions to simplify an action plan. Her dynamic problem-solving can confront potential obstacles proactively and energize any team, making others feel valued to achieve their ambitious company goals. She is the founder of Behind the Design, a People Operations company that enthusiastically collaborates with leadership to build dream teams! From recruiting to training and process development, their intuition for creating strong emotional connections discovers and nurtures rockstar talent with established streamlined processes that impact the company’s bottom line.

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