After April Gottsagen was laid off as a salesperson in the printing industry in October, she decided to go out on her own.
Today, the Canton-based home business April Toner LLC sells remanufactured monochrome and color toner, inkjet cartridges, ribbons and postage meter ink to businesses and nonprofits in Greater Baltimore. It counts Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, the mid-Atlantic chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Urbanite Magazine, Brick Bodies Health Clubs and Live Baltimore among its clients.
Gottsagen plans to grow 20 percent each year by using an email marketing campaign and sponsoring local events to reach out to local businesses. With 34 accounts today, she hopes to have at least 50 accounts by the end of the year.
She is also readying her website Apriltoner.com
and hopes to hire a delivery person.