Quarantine changed people — including Colleen Monroe, the serial entrepreneur said, looking back on the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles and the day she loaded her car with a few personal belongings and as many vases as it could hold.
Uprooting her once-busy life, she hoped growth opportunities might bloom in Kansas City.
“I was on such a high. I was getting a lot of projects. I was working with some incredible clients — and then everything got canceled overnight,” said Monroe, a Hollywood set designer, and founder of Floraloom Studio.
“I moved out here four-months ago, only knowing a handful of people — and my business just kind of blew up,” she continued, detailing unexpected successes that have positioned Floraloom for massive growth and provided…