LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT: New biz Mama Elephant is live!
Stepping out of your comfort zone opens the door to confusion. Google and wikipedia are great ways to get answers to just about any question, but what do you do when you have dozens of questions?
Childhood friends Angela and Kryssi often talked about starting a business that allowed them to work from home. When Kryssi discovered scrapbooking, an industry centered around the burgeoning interest in crafting photo albums and cards with patterned paper, stamps, diecut punches and decorative trims, the two friends knew they had found their niche.
Kryssi identified a need for multi-use stamps. Together with Angela, a professional graphic designer, she designed a line of stamps to fill the gap – their signature stamp, the Trifecta, can be used to create borders, backgrounds, and centerpiece images. Their online store, Mama Elephant, opened on October 10th to overwhelmingly positive reviews and exhausting sales volume – reviewers called their stamps “trendy, classy, cute, yet modern.”
The Metro Moms met Angela and Kryssi last March at the second annual Metro Mom Expo in Hoboken, New Jersey, a convention designed to be a one-stop shop for parenting and career answers. After an initial Q&A session that got them started on the path to incorporation, Angela and Kryssi circled back from time to time with questions about web hosting and marketing.
It’s not just new business owners who benefit from the crowdsourcing aspect of the Metro Moms Network. Healthy school lunch provider, Yipson Foods, opened in 2011 to rave responses. With many schools in the Hoboken area that are too small to have a contracted school lunch provider – typical class size is 22 students – many parents have no option other than to pack lunch every day. After being introduced to local private schools via introductions from Metro Moms team members, Yipson Foods began serving lunches at three schools and was set to expand to another five when the company was derailed by the surprise move of its founder to Pittsburgh, PA.
The Metro Moms spoke to owner Suzanne Yip over the summer and have been actively searching for a buyer to take over the reins of the school lunch business since parents are voicing their concerns about the closure of the program. Interested parties can send inquiries to email@example.com.
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