Julia Huben & Seth Jacobsen
Tell us about your business.After the birth of our daughter in 2011 we quickly learned we love smart, multi-purpose products that create a healthy environment for our child. One of our main concerns became sun protection and we were stunned by the increasing risk and threat our children are facing. We also struggled to keep a cover on top of our stroller, pack n play or any other baby gear which we opted for to create a sun/wind/privacy shelter. We unsuccessfully tied, clipped and tugged blankets and one day we thought there has to be a better way. Surprisingly, we only found several pricey sun shields, small UV blankets, and various other items promising a solution to ONE problem. What we really wanted was one product that was versatile, practical and affordable while guaranteeing countless uses and excellent sun protection. After months of testing and tweaking we settled on the two blanket sizes we currently have to provide sun protection and limitless uses inside and out year around.
What makes your business stand out?All of our produces are proudly made in the USA with only the highest-quality materials. It is very important to us to have an enduring brand which is produced locally to maximize the benefits our products have to offer. Sunsnapz LLC has teamed up with AIM at Melanoma to donate a portion of our earnings every May in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to win the battle against skin cancer.
What's the best business advice you've received?Stay true to yourself and follow your heart. Give back and share your success with others. Never forget where you came from. Be honest and listen to others. Have a solid business plan and support system in place. Never give up!
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