It is not often that you meet young couples who successfully embark upon couplepreneurship. But entrepreneurs, Brandon and Brandi Carson, 31 and 30 respectively, of Houston-based Posh & Private Event Design prove that couples who startup together, stay together.
The Carsons started their event planning company in 2013, and have since created a name for themselves throwing lavish birthday parties, to invite-only product launches. The couple credits their success to a key philosophy behind their mission and affinity for creating memorable events – legacy.
Love and Business
College sweethearts, Brandon and Brandi were initially following their own distinct and successful career paths. Since their paths merged, the Carson’s have shared a passion and vision for building a thriving and viable family business.
Brandi Carson, Employee to Entrepreneur
While attending Spelman College, as an economics major, Brandi sought-out event planning internships, and found she enjoyed the line of work. She soon realized she wanted to break into event planning full-time.
Upon graduating Brandi took a job working in project management and communications. Brandi knew she wanted to move into event planning, so she decided to attend George Washington University and pursue a Masters degree in Tourism Administration, with a concentration in Event and Meeting Management.
For Brandi, obtaining a Masters degree would give her the industry validation she needed. Using her consulting work to finance her graduate program, Brandi was able and ready to make a career shift.
Feeling the time was right, Brandi quit her consulting job in January of 2012 to transition full-time into event design and planning.
Brandon Carson, C-Suite to Couplepreneurship
A graduate of both Morehouse College and Carnegie Mellon University, Brandon studied computer science as an undergraduate. After graduation, he went on to pursue a Masters degree in cyber security, and worked for the Department of Defense for six years.
In his former role as Chief of Marketing & Strategic Planning for the DOD, Brandon enjoyed organizing ceremonies and special events. Considered a rookie on the team, having only quit his job about a year ago to join Brandi, he now devotes his full attention to the management of Posh & Private Event Design.
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