We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Walker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I never had plans to become an entrepreneur. 52 days after our wedding, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. (cont.)
A maker and retailer that offers gifts and support for cancer fighters, caregivers and survivors.
With so many retailers and makers facing similar challenges right now, we encourage you to Share Your Story so we may share your story and help other independent retailers and creators in the industry.
Jessica Walker founded Better and Company, an online maker and retailer, in 2018 after her husband received a cancer diagnosis. “I noticed there were not a lot of great options for cancer specific cards, and I wanted to create a line that used ‘laughter as medicine,’ which is how we have combat every hurdle so far,” she explained. (cont.)
For Jessica Walker, owner of Better + Co., cancer hit close to home and sparked a small business idea. To spread joy and inspiration with Smartpress’ Greeting Cards, Walker mastered the art of card printing, using direct, unabashed messaging and bright, bold colors that not only perk up patients, but also their families, friends and care teams. (cont.)
9. Or an "I Miss Being Less Than Six Feet Away From You" card any friend you used to get to see on the reg will appreciate (shout out to literally ....... all our friends).
Don’t let travel restrictions and 14-day quarantines keep you from connecting with loved ones this year. Five Dot Post offers a minimalistic way to spread some good cheer over the holidays from miles away.
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