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BJ Thomas, is an entrepreneur, who has built and helped others to build companies through a hands-on approach to marketing.
As a little girl, BJ dreamed of having her own company. She was drawn to the world of advertising and in 1994 earned a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts Management at the University of Central Missouri. For years she worked for newspapers, selling and designing advertising, and although she enjoyed selling ad space, her true passion was working with her clients to create effective marketing pieces to fit their budget and their business.
In 2002, her childhood dream came true when she started Creative Concepts. Founded on a desire to be more available to her children and a drive to take control of her future, BJ started working out of the basement of her home. She spent her days marketing her business and scouting for work while juggling the schedules of her two young girls and her nights designing and completing work for her clients. Today, Creative Concepts resides in a beautiful office in Paola, KS where she and her staff work with a global client base consisting of nearly 2000 clients across the United States, Canada, the U.K and Australia. Their client base ranges from independent consultants with network marketing companies to hair salons, musicians, waterslide manufacturers and even a psychic.
Described as “a professional marketer that can take any idea and turn it to gold”, BJ has a take-charge approach with all of her clients and loves working one-on-one with them to find the identity of their business. She firmly believes that even the best laid marketing plan will fail if you don’t first know who you are and what you are about. She teaches all of her clients 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. Their services include marketing consulting, trade show coordination and design and printing of all print media.
BJ has received awards for Best of Show and Best Exhibit for tradeshow displays in the amusement and waterpark industries. In 2012, she launched her most recent endeavor, Naughty Monkey Printing. This specialty printing company goes hand-in-hand with Creative Concepts philosophy of providing affordable marketing solutions for every type of business. BJ lives in Olathe with her two teenage daughters and is working on publishing her first children’s book.