Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Chicpreneur: Gemini Greetings LLC

We hope you had a safe & relaxing 4th of July holiday weekend! Our normal weekend blog edition - The Chicpreneur was pushed back to today!

This week we had a chance to talk to Angelice Tyson, founder & own of Gemini Greetings - a specialty shop with a focus on gretting cards specifically for multiples, and the people who love and care for them. Angelice has a wonderful story that can be read here: Angelice Tyson & Gemini Greetings

We hope you enjoy our interview with Angelice!


OSC: Please tell our readers a little about yourself?

Gemini Greetings: I'm old soul at heart who met her hubby on the internet and had three children with two years. I have always been a career driven woman focused on providing great service no matter what the job entailed. A resident of Baton Rouge, home of the LSU Tigers, my husband and I enjoy being close to the New Orleans and yet only four hours away from Houston.

OSC: Now tell us one random, fun fact about yourself!

Gemini Greetings: While employed at Walt Disney World, I played Pluto at the Contemporary Hotel.

OSC: How cute! Lets talk about business! How did you starts yours? What was your inspiration?

Gemini Greetings: Gemini Greetings was inspired by my identical twin boys. Early on we received cards that were made for one baby and would be scratched out to reflect for two. But it wasn't until I needed a card for the twins to give a playmate for a birthday party. I simply could not find a card reflecting two kids, let alone twins, to say "happy birthday from us".

Less than a year later, I decided to put my frustrations into creative energy and start a company offering a solution to anyone looking for cards focused on multiples. After a great deal of research on companies who might be potential competitors, I knew I had a niche market that needed attention.

OSC: Wonderul story! I love how you turned your frustrations into an answer & successful business! What has been the most fulfilling aspect of business ownership for you?

Gemini Greetings:Business ownership carries a great deal of responsibility, not only to myself, but to my customers and anyone that affiliates itself with Gemini Greetings. It is nice to be in a position to be the decision maker, although not every decision is the easiest to make, it comes with the job.

OSC: Spotlight one of your products or services - tell us why you love it!

Gemini Greetings:Gemini Greetings offers to print messages within any of our cards and will even mail them to the customer's recipient list. Today's moms are very busy and this service lets them scratch one more thing off of their "to-do list". With gas prices increasing each day, Gemini Greetings offers to take care of these personal messages with only a few clicks of a mouse.

OSC: And finally, what's the most important piece of advice that you'd pass on to other aspiring chicpreneurs?

Gemini Greetings: Anyone considering becoming a business owner should get a note book, keep it in the purse and write down any thoughts about the business, as they occur. This way everything is in one place. Don't be shy about asking other business owners for advise. I contacted a few small business owners who I admired and asked to meet for coffee. There is no better advice than one can receive from a variety of people who "have been there & done that".



Shop Gemini Greetings online: Gemini Greetings - Specialty Cards for twins, triplets and more!

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