Meet the Alumni

Meet Simone [2:18]

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%.

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