Simply Divine

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Name of person featured: Cora Ann “Coe” Johnson

Name of Business: Simply Divine

Street address: 931A Armory Drive, Franklin, with plans to move to former Parker Drug location in the downtown in September.

Phone number: 757-516-8557

Operating hours: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday–Friday

Nature of business: Catering and takeout meals

Owners: Liz and Herbert Britt

Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: Six

How’s business? Business is doing great. We’re looking forward to moving to our new location.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We have a daily menu for those too busy to cook. We also help plan tailgate parties.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Be prepared to do your research. Contact other similar businesses to learn the “ins and outs” of a business.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We offer Southern cooking and personalities.

Your first job: Leggett’s department store and then behind the fountain at Parker Drug. I feel like I’m going home with our move.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My mother. Everyone says I’m just like her.

The key to a successful business is: Be respectful and kind to others.