The Memo Bandit
Tell us about your business.It's been my dream to have a stationery company. It began when I started keeping a journal when I was 10. When I think about my greeting cards, I like to think beyond paper and more about an interaction or even what can fit in an envelope. I'm hoping to grow my business beyond greeting cards into an online e-commerce messaging base where I can push how sentiments are sent electronically.
What makes your business stand out?My business is unique because while greeting cards are a sentiment themselves, I go beyond what's 2 dimensional by having both parties interact with each piece. Whether it's by trying to decode a card, to putting it together, to even sending it back to the receiver - these cards have encouraged people to share their ideas / love creatively and openly - particularly if one party has had difficulty sharing emotionally before.
What's the best business advice you've received?1. If you don't have buyers, you don't have a business. This has applied to some of my more complex designs. I've learned that if people don't get it right away, they don't buy. 2. Pay attention to what is really selling and focus on that aspect of your business. Kind of similar to the first, but different in the sense that sometimes, I think it's easy to get stuck on one thing. Profit is also important. It's hard to remember that when you're more of an artist and less of a business person.
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