As I was looking for ideas for this week's blog post, I thought it was pretty legit to have 2 Former Silicon Valley software engineers by the names of Laura and Doug Zander created a yarn company that was very successful. I thought it would be a good idea to do a blog post on it since I enjoy learning about entrepreneurship since I would love to start my own business someday.
So this article is about 2 former Silicon Valley software engineers creating a yarn company known as Jimmy Beans that is an online in Reno, Nevada. They decided to come up with an experiment by selling customer subscriptions that have been successful. The idea of having subscriptions for their customers started 2 years ago when Jimmy Beans started selling yarn samples online. They decided to launch the subscriptions on October 1st that was made in mid August and it had a total of 164 subscriptions. Laura Zander then bought a Facebook ad that had 1,001 new customers. They took it down a few times. As of today, the company now has 5,400 customer for their business. Sales have increased from 15% to 20%. Now that their business is up and running, they are predicting that the sales for the business will double in the next couple of years.
Internship Opportunity of the Week:
Tara Heerspink is a realtor and founder of Dwell Grand Rapids that runs a lifestyle blog and is now going to be headed to the Grand Rapids living section. There are looking for someone that either is local to the area or has been living in GR long enough to understand the GR area that is passionate about creative marketing. They want someone who is very knowledgeable about community focused events is a plus. They even want someone who has a passion for our growing city. If you are interested, feel free to contact Tara at DwellGR@gmail.com for more information by sending her your resume.
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