Question 1. What is the name of your venture? Any specific reason for this name?
Answer: Midwest Ragdolls – This is my location and where most of the kittens get homes
Question 2. Where your venture is based (city, state, country) and what are your geographical target areas?
Answer: Campton Hills Illinois, USA
Question 3. What problems does your venture resolve? What are your products or services?
Answer: I provide people with healthy, happy, hypoallergenic Ragdoll kittens
Question 3. Who is your targeted audience/clients?
Answer: People seeking kittens
Question 4. Share the idea or story behind the venture. How did it come to existence? What motivated you to start your own venture?
Answer: I enjoy providing people with healthy, happy pets that do not set off their allergies
Question 5. Who are your biggest competitors and how do you differentiate yourself from them?
Answer: Other breeders-I am a veterinarian
Question 6. How did you hire your first team member? What skills do you want in your team?
Answer: My family helps me
Question 7. What expansion plans are you looking for in the next 2 years, the next 5 years?
Answer: I am happy with the size I am and can comfortably handle
Question 8. Where do you want to see yourself in the next 10 years?
Answer: I like where I am at!
Question 9. What are your goals over the next 1, 3, 6 and 12 months?
Answer: Keep everyone healthy
Question 10. Have you raised any funding? Or have any plans for the funding?
Question 11. What were the problems you faced during the starting days and how did you resolve them?
Answer: I had trouble getting good quality breeding cats. Eventually, I made friends with enough good and ethical breeders to keep the lines perfect.
Question 12. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Answer: I ride my horse
Question 13. What is your favorite food & holiday destination?
Answer: Sushi and the Wisconsin Dells
Question 14. Whom do you consider your idol or biggest motivator?
Answer: I admire Dr. Susan Little for her work on feline health
Question 15. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Answer: We work all the time
Question 16. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family & Social life?
Answer: It’s hard to juggle everything but we make due
Question 17. Anything, you would like to say to our readers or upcoming entrepreneurs?
Answer: Be ready to work very hard
Question 18. Please share complete name, address, phone number, email id & website of Your Business & Contact Person.
Dr. Jennifer Creed
Campton Hills Illinois