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Baltimore entrepreneur carves out a ‘Taylor-Made’ business

Stacy M. Brown | 10/21/2016, 6 a.m.
Owning an event-planning business was not what Amethyst Taylor’s parent’s had in mind for her future.
Amethyst Taylor is enjoying the success of her event planning business, Taylor-Made Creations. For more information about the services provided by Taylor-Made Creations, visit: Facebook.com/TMCTaylorMadeCreations Courtesy Photo

— Owning an event-planning business was not what Amethyst Taylor’s parent’s had in mind for her future. They couldn’t believe that she was not pursuing a career in chemical engineering after they had invested over $100,000 in her college education.

However, now that Taylor-Made Creations is thriving, they know that their daughter’s intelligence extended far more than her degree, and that pursuing passion is priceless.

“The plan was to continue with law school and begin my future as a patent attorney. But God had other plans for me,” said the 25-year-old Baltimore native.

“The success of Taylor Made Creations stems from my awesome support system and biggest cheerleaders, my mom, my father, and my sister and my best friend, Anita,” she said. “Also, my fantastic business partner, Annie Standley who is a true Godsend. Our partnership with some of the best talent in Maryland like Lady C, S Totography Brand, DJ Mike, and Yummy just to name a few, and the application of the godly principles my parents instilled in me.”

Taylor-Made Creations offers planning and hosting services for traditional events (baby showers, weddings, and birthday parties) with extra photography and DJ services, moon bounces, photo booths, and delectable desserts,” said Taylor, who holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University.

“I have always had a passion for planning events. Although Taylor-Made Creations officially launched on June 6, 2015, my very first event was assisting with the planning and execution of my best friend Tiffany’s Sweet 16 party,” she said. “I remember her mom, Ms. Terri, telling my mom how well the party went and that I was born the do this. The seed was planted, thank you Ms. Terri.”

Her business now has expanded and Taylor says there are obvious reasons for her success.

Ultimately, she says the key to the success of her business is her faith, passion and drive, humility, commitment, focus, networking, and mentorship.

“We have so much to offer the world. I hope they are ready,” she said.