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Hi Everyone! Thanks for checking back in!
I mentioned in my last post that I need your help so here we go!

It's almost time to launch the Apronality Aprons and I need
that 'Million-Dollar Tagline'.

I mentioned before that I found a really neat website
that offers marketing help to small businesses.
So I posted my tagline problem online and almost immediately
I started receiving suggestions from some of the other members.

I've been through their suggestions
and have listed some of the best ones to the right ---------------->.

All you have to do is pick your favorite(s).

It's totally private and there's no wrong answer.

If there's one that you've thought of that you like better
then please leave a comment below.

To help you are some other pictures of an Apronality apron.

Thank You So Much!! And I'll keep you posted on the progress!


There's a Big World Out There!

Hello My Friends!

I've missed you!

I appears that I've been a slacker--that I've been ingoring you...

...but au contraire!

I've actually been feverishly working on Apronality because roll-out time is almost here!! AAAAAHHHH!!!

I've stepped so far outside my little world it's a little bit (okay a LOT) scary!

But seriously, I am still amazed at how things are falling into place! God blesses me every day with people that have helped me through this process.

Take, for instance, my friend Jarrod. He has taken time away from his own business to hold my hand through the world of manufacturing and shipping.

I'm wondering...How many ways are there to say 'thank-you!'?!?

And then there's this memo (that my hubby got at work and passed on to me) from a local university that has paid internship positions available.

They were looking to place an intern with a business to benefit both parties.

And benefit it has!!

I didn't think my business was nearly big enough to qualify for this program.

But, happily, I was mistaken. shhhhhhhh!

Thankfully, business size didn't matter.

After much prodding from my daughter I made the phone call and spoke with the head of the department and he was excited to pair me up with some SUPER GREAT people!

Through them I've been blessed with the help of a marketing intern, a graphic artist, and a really knowledgeable woman from the Small Business Development Center.

WOW!! This is HUGE!!

Words just can't express the motivation and inspiration I've received from them!!

For example, I casually mentioned to Betsy (the marketing student) that I'd been unsuccessfully searching for the contact information for Neiman Marcus. Within hours I'd received an email from her with all the contact info I needed!! She's sourced out materials, prepared cost analysis and break even info, and is currently working on a tiered pricing structure for me.

And then, Lisa (the SBDC person) has helped me with copyrighting my pattern, LLCing my name, and preparing a business plan. She's also got the graphic artist working on my logo.

See what I mean!!?? God is GOOD!!

And THEN...the other day...I stumbled upon a website that helps small businesses with all kinds of marketing things like advertising, branding, copyrighting, taglines, names, etc... FOR FREE!!!

And since I've been really struggling with my "Million Dollar Tagline" (thanks to Donnie Deutsch for making me realize I NEEDED a million dollar tagline!) I posted my question on the site and on my next blog post I will reveal those answers and get your feedback.

See you get to help me pick my million dollar tagline! (and my family will be thankful because I won't be bugging them as much with more details. right.)

Whew! Well, I think I've bored you enough with all the updates.

I pray that you have a blessed day and I'll leave you now with one of my new favorite sayings...

It's not how you sell the's how you market the sizzle!