Who could argue with Tisdale, who launched a second Easely Amused location in Flowood recently and is already in discussions to franchise the business across the southeastern United States.
Additionally, the Mississippi State University graduate’s interior design firm, Bridget Tisdale Designs, serves both residential and commercial clients offering consulting on everything from new construction to renovations. Tisdale’s creative design work has been featured in publications like Mississippi Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens.
The Ohio native also finds time to teach piano to 14 students twice a week and performs all the graphic design and marketing efforts for her many enterprises.
There are certain qualities Tisdale believes that all leaders in business should have.
“I look for the ability to treat others with respect and encouragement, and agree that all leaders should be patient and enthusiastic about their professions,” Tisdale said. “A good leader also should be able to see someone’s talent and encourage their growth.”
Friend and fellow business owner Richard Shapley, who is the proprietor of Ely’s Restaurant & Bar, says he’s amazed by the talented Tisdale’s vision and sheer drive.
“Bridget’s tireless efforts to meet her professional and creative goals have added greatly to local economic development in Central Mississippi,” he said. “Easely Amused has become a wildly popular way for customers to express their artistic abilities that they didn’t know they had. She is a woman on a mission to spread the message of creativity to all.”
Jimmy Abernathy, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association, says if he had a daughter, he would want her to emulate Tisdale.
“Her humble and servant heart is inspiring to all Bridget comes in contact with and is contagious,” said Abernathy. “I am blessed to know her, and I know many, many others who feel the same way.”
Tisdale’s advice to others who want to make a difference in the community is summed up by one word — give.
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