I'm BJ Thomas-Wilson, an entrepreneur, who has built and helped other to build companies through a hands-on approach to marketing.
As a little girl I dreamed of having my own company. Drawn to the world of advertising, after graduating from the University of Central Missouri, I worked for years selling and designing advertising for newspapers. While I enjoyed selling ad space, my true passion was (and still is) working with clients to create effective marketing pieces to fit their budget and their business.
In 2002, my childhood dream came true when I started Creative Concepts. Founded on a desire to be more available to my children and a drive to take control of my future. I setup shop in the basement of my home and spent my days marketing my business and scouting for work while juggling the schedules of 2 little girls and night designing and completing work for my clients. Today, Creative Concepts has a global client base with over 2000 clients across the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. My clients range from independent consultants with network marketing companies to hair salons, nonprofits, manufacturing companies and more.
I've been described as "a professional marketer that can take any idea and turn it to gold." While I'm not sure if I'm THAT awesome, I do know that my take-charge approach combined with my love for helping clients find the identity of their business has be a huge part of my success for over 20 years. I firmly believe that even the best laid marketing plan will fail if you don't first know whoo you are and what you are about. I teach client that regardless of the type of business you have or the size of your marketing budget, you can present a professional brand to your clientele.
After losing my 16 year old daughter, Regan, to suicide in 2017 I knew I needed to take my take-charge approach I use in my business and apply it to suicide prevention work. Our family started a foundation called Shifting Gears for Regan that focuses on funding suicide prevention programs and initiatives in area communities.