Wordless Wednesday… Thank you for helping Cute Beltz grow!

THANK YOU! To the many new clients who have partnered with Cute Beltz in the last month. It is so awesome that our business is growing, this Mompreneur is working hard, but loving every moment. So, as we grow, please know that we intend to continue to offer awesome customer service and great products because it is the foundation of our business.

We appreciate the recommendations to your friends, family and colleagues because we believe YOU are our best advertisement and supporters, so please continue to send them to www.CuteBeltz.com for the #1 choice for D-ring and Velcro belts for toddlers and kids!

Have a beautiful…. Wordless Wednesday!

Wordless Wednesday…… CLARITY

Clarity is amazing, when it hits you.  I have been working so hard on my business which I truly love, but sometimes I feel like I am working backwards.  The other day, it hit me that I needed to make some changes because my business was growing quicker than I realized.  If I was to keep up with the pace, what and how was I going to do it.  Then, the big CLARITY hit me like a ton of bricks and I just started doing the happy dance.  It was amazing because when it hits, it provides you with an outlook that you never knew possible.

I know my life has already been mapped out, I just have to open my heart and mind to the possibility which has not always been easy.  I have always felt my angels cheering me on, I just seem to have placed a road block in the path at times.  So, when things changed for the better a few weeks ago, I stepped back and re-examined my life and how I wanted it to play out.  Thus, the big CLARITY arrived on the scene and it has been all roses since that day.  I look forward to what’s to come for this mompreneur, my mind, heart and soul are open.  So, keep watching, Cute Beltz, the belt for toddlers and kids is making phenomenal changes.

Have you had the big CLARITY moment?  Share your story.

Finding The Right PR For You and Your Business

I have been working hard to create brand awareness for my company, Cute Beltz. It is a true labor of love when you wear all the hats in a company. As of December 2010, I was also the Public Relations manager, researcher, consultant, etc., but not anymore. As of January 2011, I hired someone to take on the PR task, namely an expert in the business.

For several months I read my PR experts blog and newsletters and spoke to a few of her clients before I decided to hire her.  Her blog was always filled with great PR tips and the trends in social networking that will improve business.  It was all very impressive, so I took the leap of faith and added her to team Cute Beltz.  She has given my company a great boost in brand awareness and has also helped me tweak some items, which has been of great value. So, I say all this to say, MOMPRENEURS, save your pennies, sell some baby items, get a part time job, but make a budget to hire a Public Relations expert, it could be the real boost your business is looking for.  PLUS, a great PR person already has established connections you are hoping to gain, so save some time and reduce the stress, just hire someone!

My recommendations that have helped me build my business:

Retail Minded

Build-A-Buzz
HARO – Help A Reporter Out

The Business of Being A MOM – Boogie Wipes

Note –   Keep in mind, that if you can’t afford them all year, many PR experts will work with you for a season or a specific campaign.  Hire someone who has a proven track record in your industry. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for references and to call.

I would love to hear your tips and what sites have helped you grow your business, so leave a comment.  Next month, I will compile a list of all the comments and blog about it, so everyone can have the information.

If we don’t share and give to others, what’s it all for?  Here’s to inspiration, now go out and inspire someone and help them build their business.

Check out what’s new at www.CuteBeltz.com – Belts for baby, toddlers and kids – 12 month to 6 years old.

A testimonial makes it all worth it! Small Businesses RULE

I have been contemplating this blog for approximately 3 weeks.   Just finding the time was difficult to sit down and dedicate myself to writing it, but I thought it was very important to share a testimonial I received from one of my best wholesale clients.

 I constantly hear, share your testimonials it is key in running a small business, so I am taking this opportunity to share a testimonial I received that REALLY made my day!  She writes, Online the belts look nice but once I opened the box and I saw them I was really impressed. You make a wonderful product. The belts are super cute and really well made!!!  I am very happy I ordered them.”  –M.V.

 Many small businesses are born out of a need, so when it comes to making a product many of us are novice, we learn as we go along.  When I started my business I did not know how to use a sewing machine, I am self taught with the exception of sewing a button on every once and a while.  Now, I can sew a toddler/kid’s belt in the blink of an eye.  My intention as a business owner is to deliver a product which is of great quality and in my case useful for children, thanks M.V. for the validation.

 So, share those testimonials, it’s what drives people to buy your product.  I know I certainly love hearing GOOD NEWS to help in my buying decisions. 

Cheers!

Cute Beltz

www.CuteBeltz.com

The coolest & cutest kids belts have been BUZZED by Urban Baby

As Mompreneurs we work very hard to make strides in our self run, long hours, product loving, etc. businesses.  When our hard work is recognized it is a great milestone!!! You have to shout it from the mountain tops because YES, it is VERY COOL!

Well, I’m shouting…. Cute Beltz is all a BUZZ!  Urban Baby that is, has deemed us buzz worthy and YES, I’m proud. 🙂  Check out the very cool Urban Baby Buzz, http://bit.ly/eyX95z.

Buzz on Mompreneurs!