Inspirational, influential, creative, dynamic communicator, are words most often used to describe Littie Brown. She is in her seventh year as an entrepreneur. She is the President/Co-Owner of LittKare, LLC (dba) SpeedPro Marietta, specializing in large format printing. From banners to vehicle wraps, SpeedPro Marietta helps companies bring visibility to their business or organization. Her motto is “if you can image it, they can print it.”
Since becoming an entrepreneur, Littie is active in the business community. Serving on several boards, currently, Littie is the President of National Association of Women Business Owners, Atlanta Chapter (NAWBOAtlanta), the 1st Vice Chair for PIAG (Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia) and a Board Member for Zion Baptist Academy. Littie is a graduate of Leadership Cobb, Class of 2018 and a member of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association.
In 2019, SpeedPro Marietta was selected as one of the Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year by the Cobb Chamber. Littie is known as a mentor, teacher, advocate and an author. In 2016, Littie published her first book, “Leadership Lessons from the HART,” keys, tips and insights on successfully leading in business and in life. You will have to read the book to understand the meaning behind the word HART. She is beginning to work on her second book and plans to launch it in December.
Littie earned a B.B.A. in Management from Texas State University. She is very active in leadership roles in her church, Turner Chapel AME in Marietta, GA and the community. She is an active member and officer of the Rho Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her interests include travel, golf, movies, sports, and spending time with friends and family. She resides in Mableton, Georgia.
Intro: [00:00:04] Broadcasting live from the Business RadioX studios in Atlanta, Georgia, it’s time for GWBC Radio’s Open for Business. Now, here’s your host.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:16] Lee Kantor here. Another episode of GWBC Open for Business. And this is going to be a good one. Today, we have with us Littie Brown with SpeedPro Marietta. Welcome, Littie.
Littie Brown: [00:00:29] Thank you. Thank you, Lee.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:30] Well, before we get too far into things, tell us about SpeedPro. How are you serving folks in Marietta?
Lee Kantor: [00:00:36] Well, we’re trying to help people get back to normal by providing them with all types of signage that they might need. We’re a large format graphic printing company. So, everything from your social distancing sign to your banner that says we’re now open. We want to support our customers any way we can to help them through this time and get their business back going.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:00] So, now, I would imagine that even during the pandemic, there’s been a lot of demand for things that people had never used before. Like you mentioned, those social distancing things on the floor, and then signage, and maybe some education about, you know, what a company is doing for safety. Has your business been dramatically impacted by the pandemic?
Littie Brown: [00:01:24] We have been impacted. I try not to say dramatically because it helps keep me feeling pretty good and I’m getting caught up in, “Oh, my God. It’s bad.” We have been impacted, because if you think about the industries that are gone, things like trade shows and events, sporting events, where we produce quite a few signs, that part of the business is not back. But, fortunately, there are always nuances that comes with the printing industry. And that is, being able to provide the signage for those people who are back to work or schools and other organizations that need to make sure they have all the proper distancing signs, all the proper just the protocols.
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