Tell us about your business.When I was growing up, my mother, Dottie Cruz, wanted me to sew so badly... I resisted being the typical teen! Now 11 years later, I sew in her honor, as she is in Heaven now. And yes Mama, I love it! Having the support of my family, I decided to start a business in 2009 so I can earn a paycheck and help my husband keep us going, but still be with my 2 beautiful girls at home. It's been a slow start these years, but I've self taught a lot of new techniques to build my business to give our family a brighter future. I want to be the person you call when you need an outfit no one else will have. I want to be the one you call when your child has an event coming up and you want them to shine to their fullest. I want to be the person you go to because you trust their business ethic, know your getting a quality product and know you'll be apart of an experience! I pray daily that this is my path, and I thank God every time it seems to be headed that way! Thank you for reading :)
What makes your business stand out?My business is unique because I can tailor a one of kind outfit for your child. I work with my customers closely to make sure they receive what they are dreaming of. I keep them posted on each step and keep in mind what they are looking for in every way. I make the process an experience, something they look forward to. I love ordering something for my girls and showing them on the computer and seeing them get so happy and excited! So I provide the service that I know other Mama's would like to share with their kids. After all, we, Mothers, Aunts, Grandma's, Friends, are all out the kiddo's!
What's the best business advice you've received?Think of the best service you have ever received... now go above and beyond... Think of the worst service you have received... and never stoop to that level.
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