Kim Babjak was born to be an entrepreneur. From her childhood days of developing products, Kim has loved all aspects of business. However, the area that brings her the most joy is helping others achieve success. Armed with her dream of taking to market products she had been developing for years, Kim took a chance at becoming financially and emotionally free by starting and running her own business.
She wanted to create a company that would give her the flexibility to work around her children and family, give her the freedom to make her own decisions, and help other entrepreneur's achieve the type of success she had.
"I want to make people's lives easier, and that is just what I am doing" said Kim.
Along the way, Kim encountered many obstacles, and through her perseverance, is now the owner of a highly successful company whose consumer products sold on QVC America, QVC UK, Wal-Mart, Walgreen's and large catalogs internationally.
Kim is thrilled to take the experience and knowledge she has gained from starting and running her business, and now share it with others. Kim provides guidance and resources in the areas of product development, offshore manufacturing, importing and QVC consulting.
This highly energetic and personable entrepreneur is helping create the "American Dream, one Dreamer at a time!"Since launching her company in 1998, Kim Babjak of KimCo LLC, has been living her "American Dream" of success. While wearing many hats like mother, entrepreneur, business woman, author, speaker and QVC agent, Kim has designed and taken to market many of the consumer products she has designed over the years.
Her struggles and hurdles in the process have compelled her to develop a unique consulting program that helps entrepreneurs with finding, then living their own "American Dream." KimCo's new venture helps entrepreneurs get their products seen by millions on QVC or HSN, idea to paper product development, product prototyping and overseas manufacturing.
Always Dream Big!
Kim's four reason why she works so hard !
Latest posts by Kim Babjak (see all)
- Selling to Wal-Mart: The Do’s and the Dont’s - June 29, 2011
- Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo & Conference, You gotta go! - March 16, 2011
- Inventor on NBC TODAY Show! How did she do it? - December 7, 2010
Is that bull’s-eye logo going bye-bye to survive the Wal-Mart effect? What does Wal-Mart know that may save business everywhere?
Is it true- is Target steering away from their famous Bullseye logo? Since March of 2009, they have been pulling it to implement an ARROW; that is being targeted right to “Real MOMs” and how they are saving real money at Target.
The MOM demographic just happens to be the largest growing consumer base, next to the Hispanic market, which both carry allot of weight behind their dollar buyer power.
Target has been under pressure from its largest majority stock holders to be more competitive with its rival Wal-Mart for some time now. With Wal-Mart’s branding shifting to target the female buyers; Target is feeling the pressure to jump on the band wagon. Target wants their shoppers to know that they are just as affordable as the next discounter….and if they are looking for deals, no need to look past Target. Kathee Tesija, executive vice president of merchandising, says Target is relaunching its Target branded products under the name “Up & Up.”
The Target brand of private label goods are the fastest growing in store brand with a 25% growth in the last five years. Is Target trying to be like Wal-Mart? Can they afford to? Target is even offering to do price matching…like you know who.
Target and Wal-Mart are both interested in being number one, in maybe the same market. That may not work for Target when things get better in the economy; they may have a tough time distinguishing themselves out of it. Morphing to survive is a tricky, tough proposition.
If Target and Wal-Mart have had to change up their philosophy to tap into another market to make it, should your business consider another path through rough times? Can you reevaluate your business and semi-morph to survive? It should make you feel good, as a small business owner, that the big guys have to change to make it also.
If things are tough for your business right now, reevaluate your offering, Pay attenmtion the growing segment of the population, and see how you can service them.
Mom’s are HOT right now, and will be staying around for a long, long time……
Always Dream BIG!