Q&A: Bottle & Bottega Franchisee
Bottle & Bottega’s impressive group of franchisees across the country have made outstanding strides toward making the brand a household name, enriching the local small business community and bringing a little bit of color to their customers’ lives. New Jersey franchisee Rupa Kale is no exception.
What was your career before opening a Bottle & Bottega in Central New Jersey, and why did you leave it?
Before I opened Bottle & Bottega in Summit, New Jersey in early 2013, I worked in the fashion and beauty industry for 27 years, 18 of which were spent in corporate finance/supply chain management. I had always wanted a business of my own and I was no longer feeling satisfied with my career. I wanted to continue working hard, but for myself. Resigning and joining the Bottle & Bottega team to follow my dreams was the best step I’ve ever taken.
Why did you choose to invest in Bottle & Bottega?
I love arts, entertainment and connecting with the community. I love throwing great parties and really enjoy the company of people. This concept allows me all that and more – it was the perfect match!
What has the community response been so far?
The community has responded very well to the Bottle & Bottega concept. From the beginning, when I started with pop-up parties, the response has been amazing. Now they join me in my studio for special events and everyone has fun.
What are your most popular events?
Our Paint Your Pet event has consistently been very popular – I just love helping my guests explore their artistic sides. We’ve also had a great response for our Mother’s Day events.
What kind of media coverage have you gotten to support your business?
My store has been well supported through media coverage in Entrepreneur Magazine, NJ.com, Daily Record and many other local and regional publications. I’ve also appeared on CBS New York to support our Paint Your Pet event.
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