Interview with Lucy Brown, Founder & CEO of Red Copper Events

This week we spoke with Lucy Brown who is the Founder & CEO of Red Copper Events. As one of the DC area’s most exciting new businesses, Red Copper plans and organizes a variety of business, cultural and entertainment events.

We were fortunately given the opportunity to sit down with Ms. Brown and discuss her ambitions.

Small Business View: So what made you want to start Red Copper Events?

Lucy Brown:  Well, I’m very creative and I’ve never wanted to just sit in an office all day. I happened to meet a woman who was planning a business expo and she needed help. I figured it would be fun to try something different and it turns out that I really enjoyed working with her. I had such a great time that I decided to start out on my own and here we are.

SBV: Can you tell us about the projects you are currently working on?

LB: I’m currently working on the 2011 Small Business Expo of Washington, D.C. Taking place on May 18 at the Crowne Plaza in Rockville, MD, it will be a day long event with speakers, awards, prizes, networking and plenty of promotion for the small business owners of the DC area.

I’m also very busy working on the Caribbean Festival that will be taking place in Washington, D.C. this summer.

SBV: What have you found to be your biggest challenges so far?

LB: When putting on these events, I’ve found the biggest challenge to be finding the right venue and keeping it within the budget.

SBV: What is your ultimate goal for Red Copper Events?

LB: I want to do all types of big events all over the world. AEG is one of the leading event planning companies and is a huge inspiration of mine. I would love to eventually do events on that scale.

SBV: What advice would you have for other business owners out there?

LB: I have found that as a business owner, you are going to face a lot of challenges and the only way to get through them is stay focused on your goal.

You can learn more about Red Copper Events at

Also, for more information on the 2011 Small Business Expo of Washington, D.C. you can visit

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