A local woman wanted to be a part of something bigger, so she launched her own female-led small business that makes home life easier for her clients. Keep reading for more!
Cincy Chic: What is practice:hospitality513?
Paige Klein, Founder of practice:hospitality513: practice:hospitality513 is a female-led small business. Our goal is to help make the home life easier through services like cleaning, cooking, and care. Our mission is to equip and strengthen our community through hospitality services. Ultimately we want to support people and families that may need an easy button in a busy schedule, want to grow in their personal care skills, or alleviate stress of tedious to-dos.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind the business?
Klein: When meeting with a couple mentors over the years, I did an exercise of “what 50 things would I want to accomplish in the next 50 years”… essentially, what does my legacy shape up to be when I look back? We are all wired for relationships and to be a part of a bigger story. Dissecting the themes of that list highlighted that my story is rooted in s love for hospitality through cooking, caring for those around me, and creating safe spaces. It evolved from a children’s culinary school to supporting and equipping families, “framilies”, and individuals in life skills. The name comes from Romans 12:13 which is “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” And of course there was a mommy blogger who took Practice Hospitality (I’m sure she’s very nice) so I decided to represent the 513 region.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind practice:hospitality513?
Klein: I am the chief grunt/founder! There are also freelance, independent contractors who pick up jobs when I am already at capacity and most definitely there’s an amazing group of support, cheerleaders, and promoters who have been alongside the journey, keeping the dream moving forward.
Cincy Chic: When did you launch practice:hospitality513?
Klein: Formally, October 2016 as I was finishing the “Explore” class through Aviatra Accelerator (formerly known as Bad Girl Ventures) and had attended the Unpolished Entrepreneur Conference. Informally, I can trace it back to the peanut butter brownies and coffee stand I did on Saturday mornings in Milford and the neighborhood pet-sitting that started when I was about 8 or 9.
Cincy Chic: What makes practice:hospitality513 unique?
Klein: We aren’t a pet-boarder/babysitting/”Blue Apron”/housekeeping service rolled into one. We truly believe that being in relationships with our customers is crucial to anticipating needs, curating services to alleviate stress, and giving more freedom to either eliminate tasks off busy schedules or to train you on how to do life skills more effectively.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for your business?
Klein: We are constantly evaluating needs and then offering new classes. Classes are called “teach me:________.” For instance, we are doing one called: “teach me: How To Aldi” and “teach me: Making the Cut” (knife skills class). After the holidays we will offer “teach me: Deep Freeze” (freezer meal preparation) that can be hosted by you in your home for a small group of friends.