The end of “Entrepreneurship Week” (February 20 – 25) seems like the perfect time for me to take the opportunity to tell you about my daughter, Emily, and Em’s Treasures! She has had an interest in crafting since she was a little girl. We would include crafts and art projects with our homeschooling work, but that wasn’t enough for her. She spent hours of her spare time creating and making. By the time she was a teenager, she was getting comments such as, “You should sell that!”, and “Would you make one of those for me?” After her graduation in 2014, Em enrolled in the certificate entrepreneurship courses through Coursera. Her plan was to make a business out of what she loved doing, and on a time scale that would allow her to continue studying for her Christian Leadership degree, providing childcare a couple of days a week, coach Silver Lining Homeschool Colorguard, and read avidly. She not only earned the certificates but earned them with honors. She immediately went to work applying what she had learned about entrepreneurship to her crafting, and began attending craft shows and vendor events .
She sold some of everything and earned more than enough money to cover supply expenses. After a couple of other vendor events she realized the hair bows generated the most interest and that bows were not offered by the other vendors. The hair bows continued to be her best sellers in the events that followed.
She’s even made bows exclusively for homeschoolers!
Though it’s the hair bows that have the majority of her focus and attention, Emily still takes requests for gifts, cards, and decorations.
Em’s Treasures is gaining repeat customers and has accepted a few custom bow orders. Recently, she had the opportunity to create an original design for a local school’s cheer squad. This is the largest order she has been offered so far. and the first of her designs to be exactly duplicated. Also, this was the first order to be shared with another vendor who specializes in monogramming.
Currently, Emily is preparing for the upcoming spring vendor events in our area. She’s planning to take her collection to some local boutiques to sell on commission . Here’s a little of what Emily has started for her spring lineup.
Em’s Treasures now has a Facebook business page and can accept payment through Paypal to accommodate out of town orders. Emily could use your help with growing her business. If you would be so kind as to give her Facebook page a “like”, it would be much appreciated. An order would be most appreciated, too! https://www.facebook.com/Ems-Treasures-477293785798737/
Thanks from a proud mama!