Tenant Spotlight: Meet Jurgita Fumo, Owner of Eventspot
Whether Eventspot is coordinating holiday open houses, client appreciation dinners, graduations, or family reunions, clients are able to enjoy their guests without worrying about the details behind the scenes. Jurgita and her team reduce client worries and stress by ensuring the event runs smoothly.
What is your background?
I have an education in business management, and experience in food service, management, cooking and catering — all are a big plus in running an event planning business. Working in various fields and being part of planning committees prior to starting my own business provided me with several necessary skills. Currently I am studying to obtain an International Luxury Event Planner certificate.
What made you decide to start your business?
To work for myself has been my dream. I just never had a chance to do so until I
moved here to Ohio. I really like when people are having a great time at events, and I knew I could do just that. Also, having my own business gave me flexibility and more time to spend time with my family and children.
What is your specialty?
This one is tough. I’m not used to bragging about myself. My ability to relate to people is my strength, and I think I am good at bringing people together, which is great tool to have for an event planner.
What is the smartest move you’ve made so far as a business owner?
I believe that for my type of business, developing slowly, making relationships first, and growing strong roots instead of quickly growing big and wide was the smartest move.
What is your biggest mistake?
There have been a couple of those, but for me I think the biggest mistakes were not having an advisory board when I started my business, and not getting space at Innovate New Albany sooner.
If you had one piece of advice to give a new business owner, what would it be?
Set goals, follow through, be consistent, be persistent and pursue continuing education. Continuing education doesn’t necessary mean you must go to school, but learn something new every day that could better your business and help you reach your goals.
How has your business grown and changed since it first started?
The first year, we offered only social and corporate event planning services, and then we added balloon décor services, which was a great addition to the business. We are working on a couple new ideas for the upcoming year.
How long have you been a tenant at Innovate New Albany?
What made you decide to become a tenant at Innovate New Albany?
Working from home was great in the beginning, but for client convenience and my growing business needs, we had to get office space. Knowing that Innovate New Albany has a strong community of likeminded, self-driven, successful entrepreneurs and business owners, it is an ideal fit for my growing business.
What do you love most about working/living in New Albany?
It’s a community of great people who are very supportive. It’s a great place to raise my family and my business.
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