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Simone Bruni

New Orleans, LA

Industry
Construction
Year founded
2006
Business
Demolition Diva
Partner College
Delgado Community College
A successful business isn't just creative ideas. It is logistics, cash flow, people and systems. The 10,000 Small Businesses program taught me how to turn my creativity into practicality.

Business Overview

Simone is founder and owner of Demo Diva, a residential and commercial demolition company she started to aid her community in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 


Challenges

After 5 years of helping a steady residential client base in her storm-ravaged community, Simone had established herself as a trusted local contractor.  However, the needs for her services in this market were declining.  Simone faced the challenge of introducing Demo Diva to new client segment – commercial contractors and developers – in order to sustain and grow her business.  


Results

Through the 10,000 Small Businesses program Simone learned valuable skills that helped her create a business growth plan that transformed her company to include commercial demolition and expanded her business across the Gulf Coast region, increasing commercial contracts by 300%.