Friday, April 26, 2019

Building a Network




It's a big, BIG internet pond out there and I'm a pretty small fish.  Maybe I'm caviar.  At any rate, I work REALLY hard to promote my business so I can do glamorous things, like pay for my kids braces.  It occurred to me that there are A LOT of caviars small business owners like me out there and together, we could develop a really impressive network.  So let's do it!

I'm looking for small businesses with a flair for event styling, photography, catering, or product design to be featured on this blog, added to the permanent vendor directory, and promoted through my various social media accounts.  

All you have to do in return is follow the kids.party.ideas Instagram account, share your feature on your accounts, and follow any other accounts that you admire -- no minimum, no maximum, just building each other.

You can include whatever information is important to you.  Let's make it fun!  

Mind if I start with me?

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An introduction:

Who am I and what do I do?


My name is all over this page.  Aside from photoshopping my profile picture to give me the youthful glow of a 20 year old, I design personalized children's party and holiday products for my Etsy shop.

What areas do you serve and where do I find you?


I'm internet based.  I ship all over the world, and many of my products are available as printables.  You can find me at mbpartyboutique.com.  I'm also on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

How long have you been in business?


I opened my shop in 2011.  I've worked hard to achieve over 4,000 sales and a 5* rating.

What is your all-time favorite product or event?


I've blogged about this party before, but I have to say, I LOVED our reptile party with Scales and Tales Utah.  I would never have imagined inviting an alligator into my home.  They put on a great show, and they make a point of involving the birthday kid as much as possible.  

I created all of the decor specifically for this party.  All of the creatures in the designs are from Scales and Tales (we're not affiliated, they were just kind enough to let me photograph their animals.).


 



What inspires you? 


Originally my designs were 100% for my kids.  I've always loved drawing, painting, and photography and this was a way for me to put it to use doing something for them.  I love to encourage their creativity.  Two of my boys have written volumes and volumes of comic books.  We also have a great time creating composite photos of our dog doing silly things.

(The flames are fake)