Name: I’na Saulsbery
Her Business: The Starfire Group
Location: Atlanta, GA
I’na Saulsbery is the energetic CEO of The Starfire Group. Typically We think of a CEO as the Chief Executive Officer- but I’na might tell you she the “Chief Explosive Officer” at her company. With over twelve years of professional event production and marketing experience under her belt, including an eight-year stint managing and marketing events for Mr. Sean “Diddy” Combs restaurant Justin’s-Atlanta, I’na has transcended to another level. She is known throughout celebrity and business circles for out-of-the-box creativity and unforgettable events.
Just as passionate about philanthropy as she is about entrepreneurship, I’na volunteers in the community, serving on boards and panels teaching business skills to teens and college students.
I’na is an innovator who uses creative expression bringing clients visions to reality. I’na resides in Atlanta, Georgia and loves spending time with family and friends.
What services does your business offer?
The Starfire Group is a full-service special events firm that has produced and managed countless experiences over the years that include both corporate events and social soirees. Our mission to provide each client with superior service from conception to completion.
Why did you start this business?
I have always had a love for planning events and in 2007, I decided it was time for me to start my own company.
What challenges did you face launching your business?
The start-up challenges, I faced were more along the lines of getting exposure and finding clients with disposable income. Event planning can be considered a luxury for many people.
What tools do you use to help manage your business?
I use event planning apps and software.
I start and end the day with prayer. I have so much to be thankful for!
“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” ~ Madam C.J. Walker
3 Things in your purse you cannot live without:
Cell phone, my favorite pair of Warby Parker eyeglasses and my Jo Malone Grapefruit cologne.
Advice I would give to my younger self:
Just Go! Don’t allow fear to paralyze you. Start Today!
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