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2. Marie Krick, Founder of Laurel and Vine
There are a lot of factors that go into a successful business, but for many, it’s all about passion. As a child, Marie Krick’s mother would send her out into the garden to cut flowers and create a centerpiece for the table before guests arrived for Sunday dinner. She loved it, and in 2016, she let that childhood spark ignite her adult entrepreneurial journey.
That’s when she started Laurel & Vine, a professional wedding and event floral company in Novato, California. Since starting the company, Krick’s work has been featured on top wedding sites, like the Knot’s “How they asked,” and Laurel and Vine also won the 2019 WeddingWire Couples Awards.
According to Krick, she “got started as a hobby florist, and then decided to turn it into a business.” Proof that makers, crafters, and artisans can turn their passion into not only a career, but a full fledged business – as long as there’s an audience.