Laura Beulke credits the success of her company to planning and listening to her customer’s needs. She graduated from high school, then worked at Kinko’s as a desktop publisher. She taught herself graphic design and also worked as a production manager, but had entrepreneurial aspirations. Laura started her company, Vertical Printing and Graphics, out of her garage in 2002. She wanted to offer her clients marketing products that stood out, as well as offer them excellent customer service. A year after starting the company she moved it out of her home into her current location in Encinitas, CA. Vertical Printing now has customers throughout the US and throughout the world.