Business Name: Sunshine Paperie
Contact #: 214.349.5071
Blog Address: http://blog.sunshinepaperie.com/
How would you describe yourself?
A busy mom of two boys with a passion for cooking, shopping, organizing, volunteering, stationery, invitations, personalized gifts, remembering birthdays and anniversaries!
How long have you been involved in your business?
Sunshine Paperie “opened” in 2007
Why did you choose your particular business?
I developed a passion for cards, invitations, stationery and gifts while working part-time at a Hallmark store through my high school years and when I was home from college. I enjoyed getting to know the customers and helping them find exactly what they were looking for. As I entered the business world and, particularly since my husband and I had our first child, William, my search for quality paper products was often frustrated by not being able to find good customer service when I wanted it and where I wanted it. When we decided I would stay home with William, I chose to embark on my childhood passion and Sunshine Paperie was born!
What keeps you motivated?
My desire to help people – primarily busy moms find fun personalized products easily online. I also love the how social media is changing the way business is done and more and more people are shopping online!
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to my husband Trey for 6 years. We have 2 boys – William who is 3 ½ and Bennett is 15 months.
How do you prioritize family and your business?
Family is always 1st! Naptime and bedtime have become my “work time”. Having an online store is a blessing along with my iphone. I am able to keep up with things while we are on the go!
Where do you see yourself in 5yrs?
An even busier mom with 2 boys and my online store! I hope to continue growing by business with the help of social media!
Biggest life lesson learned?
Tough one – I seem to learn something new every day. I do know that life is short and I need to live every day to the fullest.
Biggest lesson you’ve learned in business?
You get out of it what you put into it. There are days I have to sit down and write out my plan of action. Once I write things down it becomes more real!
What is your secret to success?
Loving what I do and striving to do it better!
All Entrepreneurs encounter bad days. How do you handle yours?
I take a step back and look at the big picture. I know tomorrow is a new day and I just need to rethink my plan. I also see how happy my family is with me being home and THAT puts everything into perspective!
What was your sweetest success story?
This was a personal success for me! When I decided to start my own business the next step was coming up with a name. I wrote pages and pages of names and either the url was taken or the business name had already been filed. Then literally out of the blue I said “Sunshine Paper” – Sunshine is the nickname my husband gave me and “Paper” was for everything paper. While I was standing in line to file my business name I was about to hand over the form when I mentioned to my mom – who was with me – a site that was “something paperie”….and right then I said Sunshine Paperie – quickly added an ie to my form as I was handing it to the clerk…and that is how Sunshine Paperie began!
How do you relax?
I love to watch reality television and read magazines.
Share your favorite quote or inspirational thought:
Everything happens for a reason
Do you send out a monthly newsletter? How can we get on your mailing list if we are interested in more information?
Yes! You will receive a $5 off coupon when you sign up for my newsletter.