5.24.2010

Inspiring Momtreprenuers


Meet The the Moms at BB's News... A Siblings Celebration

Inspired Gifts is a mom-owned business with a unique twist! We are three Moms spanning the globe from Singapore, Hawaii to Florida. All of our close family & friends live an ocean away, which lead to the creation of our Inspirational Photo Books & Gifts collection for family, friends, children and babies.

The Moms at Inspired Gifts want to show our support to other Momtreprenuers by spreading the word about their businesses. This week we are thrilled to introduce you to the Moms behind BB’s News... A Sibling Celebration, Patti Muller & Marty Harper.

We chatted with them a bit to get to know their business, inspiration and advice they have for other Moms looking to start their own business. Here’s how our conversation went (follow the Q & A):

Q: What is the Story and Inspiration behind BB’s News?

A: As a mother of two, Patti Muller had long been frustrated in her efforts to buy a really cute Big “Sibling” shirt for her older child. Everything she found was too simple or too generic.

Sensing a market need, she decided to start a business based on the Big Sibling shirt concept in 2007, but life happened and her dream of owning a business took a backseat to the demands of motherhood. Two years later, her neighbor and mother of two, Marty Harper, came along to provide the support needed to get a business off the ground.

Although Marty endorsed the idea of starting a big sibling shirt business (she too had been dissatisfied with big sibling shirt selection), she and Patti also considered many exciting concepts, temporarily deciding that each would be "The One" before coming back to Patti's original idea. They considered SWAG Bags, Blingy shirts for children and women, and finally products from a Spirit Gear Company.

Patti and Marty formed their company, SWAG Apparel, in October 2009 with the support of their loving families, focusing solely on the division BB’s News… A Sibling Celebration, Big Brother and Big Sister T-shirts.

Q: What Products does your online store offer?

A: We offer, Big Brother and Big Sister Tees.
We provide consumers with a variety of fashionable silhouettes (ringer tee, double ruffle, lettuce edge and colorful basics).  Our graphics boast sibling status without sacrificing style.  We use specialty inks such as metallic, puff, glitter, and gel to add texture to each graphic.  Each gift tee includes a sentimental sibling pledge as a keepsake for the child.

Q: As a Business owner,  what advice would you offer other moms wanting to start a business?

A: The best part of owning a business is the growth one experiences as a mother, most importantly, but also as an individual.  Patti and I learn, each day, ways to better our time management and balance the demands of Motherhood.  We have no secrets to success, we take each day and learn from it.  Our new company allows us to grow and glow!!!


For More on BB’s News:
Facebook: BB's News
Home Office:  1924 Pembroke ln. | Mckinney, TX 75070| (p) 214-578-4410



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Inspired Gifts truly enjoyed getting to know the Moms at BB’s News. We hope you'll check them out!


1 comment:

Mama Hen said...

I will check them out. It is so nice to get inspired by other moms. Wonderful!! Have a great day!

Mama Hen