Tracie Reeves Hartman

Owner of Fresh Plate Catering

I have worked with the LBDC for over three years regarding the start of my business Fresh Plate Catering. The consulting I have received ranges from developing a business plan, determining if the concept is doable and profitable, compiling financials for loan application, commercial kitchen design to being introduced to experts in different industries. I met with these industry specialists regarding web design, web content, commercial real estate location stats and traffic patterns, industry research locally and nationally, marketing plan, legal advice. Every suggestion, class attended and one-on- one consulting has been golden. It is singularly the best investment of my time I have made.

In addition to that, contacts I have made, either through LBDC events or leads provided to me, are some of the best I have.

I can not fully express the benefit of my involvement with the LBDC.

Kat Rico