We had the good fortune of connecting with Nigel Napolion and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nigel, how do you think about risk?
In the past I wasn’t a risk taker and I believe a lot had to do with a lack of confidence in myself and my abilities. Fear of succeeding was another roadblock to overcome. However, once I made up my mind to truly go after something important such as a career change and starting a business, building confidence and having faith in myself was a priority. To make any change in your life, you have to put yourself out there by taking a form of action to get things going. For example, before starting the business Creative Plate, there was no previous experience running a business. My business partner and I knew what service we wanted to provide and formed our company immediately. We didn’t know exactly how we would get clients or know how to market correctly, but we did the best we could by emailing many many businesses we thought that would benefit from our program. Now there are better ways of going about attracting potential clients, but the point is we took the risk and took action to get what we wanted.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
CrEATive Plate, LLC a mobile children’s cooking program. We are offering classes for the Spring/Summer 2020. We offer cooking classes for kids ages 2.5-5, 6- 15 as well 16-19, with a focus on wholesome, fresh ingredients. Basic skills of cooking such as using measuring tools, chopping, mixing, baking, with a nutritional component, and yes we still cook desserts. Kids an opportunity to use math, real life science, communications, life skills and of course have fun. We accommodate any food allergies and/or food restrictions.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ojai, CA, hiking, enjoying anywhere outside

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Milena Bice- MIlestones Preschool Melinda Pressman- Child’s World School -Woodland Hills

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Tanika Rountree

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