After working in the furniture industry for many years, Joan Kimbley spent a couple of years saving and planning, and finally realized her dream of opening her own store. Family Furniture 4 Less, LLC opened their doors in December of 2012. The Gillette store belongs to a larger furniture cooperative that allows them to offer new furniture at affordable prices. She remodeled a space that showcases her merchandise in a warm, family setting. She advertises via FaceBook and print media, and is gaining a loyal customer base in the competitive market.
Joan worked with Susan Jerke of the Gillette office of Wyoming Entrepreneur SBDC to develop her business plan, financial projections and loan proposal. The result? Gillette has a new, family friendly furniture store offering quality home furnishings at affordable prices, and there are two new jobs.