We had the good fortune of connecting with Shayla Lange and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shayla, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Ever since I was a small child I have dreamed of being a business owner. My thought process behind starting my own business is powered by a sense of accomplishment I feel. I see being a business owner as an opportunity to innovate, create jobs, and bring something refreshing to my community. I have always been drawn to being an entrepreneur and being creative. This is one of the reasons why I began my Luxury Picnic business, to share my creativity with the world. Creativity to me is so important because it can make others experience with your work beautiful and memorable. I have always had this overwhelming feeling that I was meant to be a business owner, and sometimes it is hard to explain how I can literally feel it in my soul. My main goal is to create a positive work environment and most importantly to serve my community.Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business, The Picnic Chick, is Lafayette’s first Luxury Picnic business! Getting together and sharing a meal is one of life’s oldest traditions and we have taken timeless picnics and modernized it! The Picnic Chick is the first of its kind to set up shop in Lafayette and we are just getting started. My vision for The Picnic Chick is to help modern couples and discerning party hosts that are seeking an authentic and memorable experience. I started The Picnic Chick because I saw a need for beyond the typical rental options and services especially due to the pandemic. My goal is for my clients to submerge themselves and their guests in visually stunning surroundings and make great memories as well! The lessons I have learned along the way is to always be prepared with Louisiana changing weather, and also that the sky is the limit with endless possibilities for my company! I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to see how this business grows!Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to take this opportunity to shoutout my support system. My family & friends have been so supportive of every business idea that I have conjured up and pursued. They are right there all the time helping me think of new ideas, helping me build things for the business, and just cheering me on. Many people do not realize how much entrepreneurs value their support system. I am very grateful for my family and friends who believe in me and prove time & time again that they have my back.