Kaila & Wayne Simpson
Married couple Kaila and Wayne Simpson both were working in the field of information technology when they decided to become entrepreneurs. In fact, it was their marriage that initially inspired their business.
Kaila, 32, and Wayne, 37, started Something Borrowed in 2017, a business specializing in tent and event rentals. They were inspired to start the business after having an unsatisfactory experience renting tables, chairs and a tent for their own wedding.
“We decided that it was something we could do better and something that there was a demand for in our area,” Wayne said. “We both have wanted to work for ourselves for a long time.”
Something Borrowed sets up for a variety of events in the community, from local festivals to business functions to weddings.
“Giving them clean quality rentals and seeing them happy, whether it’s a bride on her wedding day or a business hosting their employee banquet, is the ultimate reward,” Kaila said.
The business offers tents, tables, chairs, catering items, decor, dance floors and more.
Though making the leap of faith to open a small business can be intimidating, Kaila and Wayne have advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
“Be willing to have some long days, sleepless nights and work odd hours,” Wayne said. “Hard work is essential but the rewards are worth it.”
“Do your research and know the ins and outs of your product or service and never stop learning,” Kaila said.
Kaila and Wayne live in Elizabethtown and have two children, Jackson and Madeline. In their free time they enjoy spending time together as a family, visiting Bernheim Forest and attending local festivals.
Andrew Critchelow can be reached at 270-505-1746 or email@example.com.