Post # 1
Ok Hive… Put your heads together.
Background*** I want to start a business. A boutique type place… Cute flip flops and crafts, jewelry, sparkles, feathers, good smelling stuff, bows, frames and lots of custom options – gift baskets and diaper cakes. Zebra print and hot pink, chocolate brown and teal damask… Chic and hip meets soccer mom couture…
I’ve dabbled in this for about a year and seem to be doing fine, but since I work full time in a completely different industry (and I’m planning a wedding – duh) and I have 2 kids, it’s pretty hard to give it a bunch of attention. What I want to do is ramp it up a bit.
FIRST THINGS FIRST – It needs a name… I have business cards with just my name on them, but I need a real NAME for this. My business plan is full of blanks!!! Catchy, cute, irresistible. So hive – Brainstorm away…. Put everything you can think of out – if it’s not “the one” it make spark it… Ready… Set… GO!
Post # 4
Hmmm….who is your target shopper?
Post # 5
ooo this is tough … I guess like tessabella, it would help to know your target shopper. What is your goal for this business? Looking for cutesy or serious?
Post # 6
Targeting women 18 – 30 mainly, but also this is a fairly “posh” area, so that range could go older.
I want a Swoozie’s type feel… Little girls want their moms to bring them there, older girls think of it as the go-to place for baby and bridal gifts everyone will ooohh and aaahhhh over…
Cutesy in the sense that these shoppers are willing to pay for something that is pretty easy to a fairly creative DIYer. Not cutesy cheap or craft-fair looking. Don’t think I have any of my portfolio pics at work, but let me look…
Post # 7
I’ll brainstorm and come back =]
That swoozies site is real cute! we had a boutique in my college town that was like this called Red Door Gifts which was kind of not my taste in names.
Need something catchy.
Post # 8
Is the store going to be in Sugar Land?
- Sass and Sugar
- Texas Sugar
- The Sugar Spot
Post # 9
What’s your name? Pet’s name? Fav vacation spot? Make it personal!!
And then add Shoppe at the end. Haha. Stores sound fancier when there are extra letters for no reason.
Post # 11
Since you love Weddinbee how about a name that takes into account you’re in love, you live in Sugar Land TX, andyou love this place and all the design fun we have here?
Sugar Bees’ Boutique!
Post # 12
How about something with your sign in name?
Post # 13
I love these ideas ladies… SUGARBEES is Cute Cute and I love the TX in TEXAS SUGAR since I have a bit of a rustic/western flair usually… ! I may just have to run down and grab a few business DBAs pronto ASAP… And yes – the store really would be in the Sugar Land area.
Post # 14
omg, Sugarbees!! THAT IS AWESOME. Yes yes yes!!!
Post # 15
I may jut have to head to the courthouse to snatch that up…