I saw these and thought this would be great, considering how many girls I have! I was right!
About Lilla Rose
We’ve been in the hair goods business since 1992 when my wife wanted that first pair of beaded chopsticks. She bought the materials to make them but then decided to go get the expensive ones at Nordstrom instead. I took her materials, fascinated by what they were selling for and started making them myself by hand in the garage. Enthusiastic, admiring friends bought them up. Suppliers referred us to contacts with major retailers nationwide and, several million pairs later, everlasting success was assured… almost.
Trials and tribulations ensued, the product line expanded and contracted, and we lived life utterly dependent on what huge retailers sold or didn’t sell for us. After 9/11 things got even tougher, and we retracted into the “lean times”. I call it the black years, where we literally couldn’t make rent. It was as if everything I tried failed.
My wife, Missy, finally had had enough and sent me into the garage with instructions to, “pull out your old beads and wire, make something and go sell it… NOW or else!” (All husbands know what or elsemeans!)
I had so much raw inventory left over from my seven years of trying to make a go of big retailers and as fate would have it, one of the products I had the most materials for was the Flexi clip. I quickly began assembling product for a weekend marketplace near our home. I went to the marketplace with barely enough capital to get in, buy a hotdog and get home.
By the end of the first weekend, I had left with over $1,000. At the time, it was so significant. It represented hope. Tears of joy followed. The epiphany came when I realized I had kept doing the same thing for years and expected a different result. I now had a roadmap. I understood that no one would understand really how good my products were unless I demonstrated them.
They have responded! After seven successful years of experience at thousands of events across the nation we now have a wildly enthusiastic following. Other fantastic products backed up by exceptional customer service have allowed for our current success. Now, how to expand the number of people who know about our products, and allow them to profit while they share with others?
About the Flexi Clip
REQUIRED COMMENT: You have to go to their website and find out what size your flexi clip should be and comment with your preferred size!
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CONTEST ENDS: at Midnight CST on March 10th, 2012
OPEN TO: US
*DISCLAIMER: I was sent a flexi clip by Lilla Rose to help my review. I was not paid! Any opinions stated are strictly my own.*