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Hidden Gems: Meet Karmisha Superville of Enchanted by Karmisha Event Planning Services

Today we’d like to introduce you to Karmisha Superville.

Hi Karmisha, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I am the first of my immediate family to graduate from a university. I attended Lehman College in the Bronx, New York City where I earned a Bachelor in Business Administration and Marketing. Thereafter, I worked at a telecommunication company that provided me with the insight into successfully operating a business from a customer-service standpoint. However, while eagerly trying to be the best at my job after receiving accolades such as company-sponsored vocations, gifts and much more. I allowed my ego to impede on my judgment and was essentially fired. Through that experience, I learned valuable lessons such as never to think my job is secure and always have an exit plan. Immediately after that incident, I fell into a depression because I had no money, couldn’t find a job and unemployment was running out. During that time, I decided to work on church projects alongside my pastor and it’s only while planning a community event I noticed that I actually enjoyed organizing and planning events for others. I was amazed by this newfound skill and wanted to do more with it, so I took the opportunity to plan other events for my church over the next few months. Thereafter, I launched my own event planning business called Enchanted By Karmisha Events, a small minority-owned event and marketing business.

That was over six years ago and it was the best decision I ever made because I invested in myself and trust the process of entrepreneurship. Over the years, I planned many events for the community such as the annual stop the gun violence rally. In addition, I became the Creative Director at New York Fashion Week: black fashion matters showcase. And had an opportunity to work with influential artists from Los Angeles such as WE TV star Sincerely Ward, Love & Hip Hop Bobby Lyte, Yandy Smith, and many others.

In addition, recently we were in talks to plan a fashion show for an influential upcoming designer out of LA; however, the Covid 19 pandemic canceled those plans. Nonetheless, during the pandemic we were honored to plan a virtual wellness retreat combining over 15+ speakers from all over the country sharing their own wellness journey while inspiring others especially those affected by the pandemic.

In conclusion, this is the first time I have deeply shared my story of entrepreneurship. Many of us have experienced adversities in our lives that have shaped who we are today, I must say though my life took a turn that I least expected, it has opened many doors and sharpened my character especially as a business owner. I’m more empathetic to others, I strive to ensure that I provide excellent customer service to my clients such as answering and responding to inquiries within a 24/hr span or sooner. I also teach courses to help inspire other budding event planners and lastly, I am the founder of an annual conference helping to bring professional women together for a great cause, it’s called the fierce fabulous unstoppable conference. In addition, some of the recipients of this conference have been honorees such as Miss America, Nia Franklin, The 1st black NFL coach Collette V. Smith, Mielle Organics Founder Monique Rodriguez and The National Action Network. I’m blessed to be a business owner whose work has touched many.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
My entrepreneurial journey has not been a smooth road especially as a woman of color there are many hurdles that are placed in our paths. Many of these hurdles are not visible but they do exist such as funding for my event planning business and or sponsorship. When I first started my business, I had to attend conferences and other networking events to bring in clients. I also produced community empowerment events. Whenever I would reach out to established companies. I never heard back from them. Immediately I learned, if I am to succeed, I would have to invest in myself and not wait on others. Therefore many of the events I planned and produced came from my own working capital.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
What I want others to know about my event planning business is that I am committed and loyal to my clients. I specialize in large and small events such as weddings, onsite coordination, brunches, baby showers, anniversaries, fundraisers and conferences.

I am known for providing “white glove experience” at all times. Whether we are working with a celebrity client or general public we provide the same level of detail. Our event planning services fit any type of budget. In addition, we have partnerships with other planners in different localities which also sets us apart. And we are willing to travel to our client’s geographic location to help plan their festivities.

What sets me apart from others is the willingness to work and partner with other excellent event planners. Currently, I’m working on building my portfolio in the LA region and already in talks with other planners.

I’m mostly proud of our 2018 Women’s Empowerment Conference held at the Hilton Hotel with over 100 plus guests and over 15 plus speakers which included Celebrity designers, 1st black Nascar owner, and a slew of other prominent women. It was an exceptional day after months of planning that finally came to fruition and brought many influential people together.

Lastly, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer services such as client privacy, event surveys, email marketing, responsiveness and a full money back guarantee if not happy with our event planning services.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I’m really digging Isabel Wilkerson’s book entitled the Warmth of other Suns, a story of the black migration from the south into the north. It is a phenomenal read and an insidious look into the black experience.

Lastly, I am the Co-host to an amazing unapologetic podcast called, Chop It up with R & K. It’s a fun podcast discussing entrepreneurship, lifestyle and relationships with my business bestie.

Pricing:

  • $1,000 & up for bunches, parties etc
  • $3000 & up for weddings, onsite coordination etc
  • $10,000 to plan small and or midsize corporate conferences
  • $4,000 & up to plan fashion shows and celebrity events
  • Flexible prices also available upon consultation.

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Image Credits:

Image credit to photographers Kevin Jean-Jacques/Lead Photographer Instagram: @kvonfoto Image credit ADEBO PHOTOGRAPHY Contact: Tfadebostudio6@gmail.com

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