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Seventy-five percent of new moms are between the ages 20-34. Statics show more and more woman are waiting until they are in their mid 30’s to start families; despite this trend, the majority of new moms are 20-34 years old. This demographic
cohort is known as “Generation Y”. Retailers of juvenile products should become familiar with this demographic, because it makes up three-quarters of your customer base.

You have to play to win.
A little bit of luck…a lot of persistance.

Driving to work today I heard on the radio that the owner of Marriott’s son, heir to the Marriott millions, won 109 million dollars playing the lottery. There was a debate as to whether or not that was fair. My gut reaction was to think “that’s not fair; he’s already rich and doesn’t need the money!” After thinking about it for 10 more seconds I had to laugh and remember I rarely play the lottery and the lottery isn’t biased so I guess you have to play to win.

If you can run a marathon you understand owning a business.

A few years ago I was responsible for a team of sales people to help them grow
their businesses and I went to a training to better my ability with developing
a strong sales force. There the leader of the class said, “If you can run a
marathon you understand what it is like to be in sales.” Well prior to that
position I had never done sales nor had I run a marathon so I took her advice
literally and now 5 years later I recently completed my 5th marathon.

pediped footwear
Bumkins

Do you remember the day you decided to open your retail store? You had such specific dreams and passions of where your store would be and the impact you were going to have in the community. This could have been 25 years ago or you could be a brand new retailer looking to live the dream of a happy, balanced, successful retailer store owner.

On Monday Kohler Co. sued Amersink, Inc., alleging infringement of Kohler’s design patents for kitchen sinks. The unique “Large D-Bowl” and “Double Equal Undercounter” Kitchen Sinks, Kohler alleges in the compliant filed in the Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Court, are protected by design patent. Amersink’s versions “are inferior quality, deeply discounted, imitations of Kohler’s sink designs” says Kohler.

A Federal Court judge denied Christian Louboutin’s motion for a preliminary injunction against rival Yves Saint Laurent from selling shoes with red soles. The Court’s decision is available at http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/cases/show.php?db=special&id=122.

Caletha Crawford
Bibi & Mimi

Well…..in case you’re wondering how my mompreneurhood all began, here ya go.

Hmmm… Mompreneur…..is that my title? I guess it may just be a more exotic word for “Multitasker”! Here’s how it played out yesterday…

I’m sitting with the other neighborhood moms at the park, keeping an eye at C splashing his guts out at the water sprinklers, thinking about (or trying not to!) the list of “things that need to get done today” waiting for me at my desk. I take out a notepad and begin working on some txt updates for my website that need to get done.

Please come see GROWING THROUGH ARTS this weekend in NYC for the ENK Children’s Club show. You can meet President and company founder, Aleksandra Efimova and the illustrator Elizaveta Efimova.

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