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Daily Inspiration: Meet Courtney Ghee

Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Ghee. 

Hi Courtney, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My name is Courtney Ghee, but I’m affectionately known as Ghee. I started Simply Ghee Events in 2018. I had been in between jobs and was receiving unemployment, but as we all know that just wasn’t enough to cover my expenses. I’ve always had a love for decorating and planning parties or events for my friends & family. I was trying to figure out what I could do to earn some extra cash. Somebody very close to me expressed that I should do what I know and what I’m already good at. That instantly set a fire under me. It was almost like a light bulb going off. I went back and forth in my head debating with myself if I REALLY wanted to put myself out there like that. I was terrified of rejection or just simply not feeling like I was good enough. There are some really great decorators out here lol. I finally broke down and created an Instagram page and went from there. Surprisingly things took off in people were ordering chocolate-covered strawberries from me consistently. I also started getting booked for parties, as the event decorator. In 2020 when most businesses were suffering from lack of business my sales went up tremendously. I guess it was everyone being stuck in the house that they needed some sinful treats lol. I also started a line of gourmet popcorn (Ghee Pop) that is AMAZING! I have lots of flavors to choose from. So, I was booked and busy the entire year. It definitely gave me the opportunity to become consistent and continue to get better with each order. I started my gourmet strawberries, which are strawberry shortcake, cookies & cream, fruity pebbles, banana pudding, etc. The strawberry shortcake is still my top seller to this day! Since my strawberries are such a demand, I decided to let them shine on their own. So, I branded my berries and they are now referred to as “OMGhee Berries”. I chose that name because when you take one bite of my strawberries, everyone’s first reaction is always OMG!!! So now I have two operating sides, one for parties and ones for treats. In 2021 I’ve been giving the opportunity to allow my creativity to push through even more by decorating more events for customers ex: babyshowers and birthday parties. I can honestly say that in 2018 I would’ve never thought any of this would’ve been my reality. Moral of the story if you have a vision, go after it. I am nowhere near where I want to be but I know it’s possible as long as I continue to put in the work and effort. I am so glad that I took a chance on me, because it’s the best thing that’s happened for me. It literally warms my heart when people see their orders and are so overjoyed by the outcome. 🙂 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road hasn’t been smooth. Sometimes the lack of funds or resources hinder my outcome. I often feel defeated at times, but I always try to remind myself that I am further than I was yesterday. 

Some of the struggles I feel that I have is a lack of resources/guidance. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I specialize in custom chocolate-covered strawberries!! They are my top seller. 

I also make other custom treats that can complement any occasion. 

What sets my berries apart from others is that I make every order individually custom for YOU! 

And when you take a bite of my chocolate covered strawberries, they will make you say “OMGhee” 

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
I’ve been lucky/blessed enough to have a great support system that sees my vision and are willing to help me make that vision a reality. 

Pricing:

  • Dozen OMGhee Strawberries $30
  • Gourmet Ghee Pop $10 32oz Jar
  • Gourmet Candy Apples $15 each

Contact Info:

  • Email: eventsbyghee28@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @simplyghee_events
  • Facebook: eventsbyghee


Image Credits
@wattyview

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1 Comment

  1. Brenda Page

    November 17, 2021 at 2:50 am

    I would like to say Congratulations To Courtney Ghee🥰 I’m so proud of you.She’s My Cousin.Your Awesome.Your Creativity Is Amazing.😘🥰🥰🥰

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