Hey guys! So I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. A few things have happened since the last post. I had my first vendor event, added some new stuff to the website, got a TikTok account, and have an update about the sweats!
Let’s try to go in order here. On TikTok, I found a great support system for small businesses, which made me interested in an account. The amount of support on there is impressive. So my experience has been positive so far. I have received a few orders from TikTok, which has helped tremendously. Seeing other small businesses doing vendor events made me realize that I should also be doing some. Anything that helps get the brand out there is worth doing. My first vendor event was primarily positive. I did have an incident with a child who tried to steal one of my keychains, but I managed to get it back and handle the situation civilly. It was a relatively small event, so I mostly sold keychains and stickers. That’s okay, though! A sale is a sale!
So now for the sweatshirt and sweatpants. The great news is I should have a physical tester/sample by the end of this month. The past few months have been filled with getting all the trims, zippers, and fabric in so we can move forward with the process. Once I get the sample in, I will try to make a promotional video and show everyone what they look like. A sample is used to fix any issues I find while using them. The support that I’ve had so far has been AMAZING! For those looking forward to the sweats, I will need a lot of help from you. After finding the right materials, I have crunched the numbers, and getting everything done for the works will be around $60,000. In the future, I plan to put campaigns on indie go-go and Kickstarter. I will need all the help I can get. Sadly, I am not a big company (yet!), so I don’t have thousands of dollars to throw at companies.
I think we are so close to creating something new and revolutionary I will need lots of help. Go check out the new stuff in the shop! Share with your friends. Tell the story of what we are trying to do. The only way to make these a reality is with help! I hope you guys are as excited as I am for this big step in the process. If you have any ideas for raising money, let me know in the comments.