THE GEANIES CLOSET : Warehouse project
THE GEANIES CLOSET : Warehouse project
We are an online Custom Costumes Co. & want to expand into a factory setting taking small business to big business.
We are an online Custom Costumes Co. & want to expand into a factory setting taking small business to big business. Read more
A Bit of our History...
Our company began creating costumes for a local high schools color guard as well as their flags (1980's), we moved into creating costumes for Theaters as well as Halloween in the (1990's), in 2000 our head designer attended Fashion Design and Merchandising school and Minored in Costume Design, here she showcased her talents and we began creating costumes for local theaters, as well as runway shows at colleges (2000's), We teamed up with a local talent/modeling agency as well as a Jalisco Dance Academy making their costumes in the early 2000's, We decided to go mainstream and move our small business online and create custom Holiday, Movie Theme, ComiCon, Theater, Broadway, and Commissioned costumes for the world. We have sold our costumes to over 20 different countries to date. We have sold over 100,000+ costumes as of 2015.
Why We Need YOUR Help...
We have been making costumes in a local small business setting since the 1980's. We recently went online to sell our fabulous costumes and had overwhelming reviews! We were over booked for 3 solid years. With only 1 owner, 1 Designer, and 2 sewers/cutters, we were overwhelmed and undermanned. Since we were a local business and did not have the overhead to move into a larger setting, we were unable to hire extra help and purchase more machines. We used our profits to filter back into the business to purchase updated machines and other equipment to cut down our production time and make our job easier, while keeping up with the times.
However, we were unable to keep up with the demand of orders and had to turn away thousands of people because we did not have enough space to hire workers, nor enough capital to purchase enough machines, a building, or pay workers.
We would like to take our small business to the next level and purchase a small building/warehouse to keep our stock, equipment, and samples in. While moving our manufacturing & shipping processes to the warehouse location, we would like to purchase more equipment and hire staffing as well.
We would like to have a small office and front room for sample sales and accessories sales which we will have once a month for extra cash flow as well as overstock reduction. The majority of our sales will be online.
Our company has been relying on other websites to sell our products, we would like to create our own website and manage it ourselves and cut out the middle man to save us money as well as grief and time.
We also need to Make arrangements to have a local photographer take pics of our Terrific Creations that are web ready as we have been doing this ourselves. Great pics can make all the difference.
You may see some of our fabulous costumes on our New And Improved Facebook page (We are still updating information as we are completely revamping our brand and image)
Thank You In Advance
We hope that you decide to back our small company that we have made from nothing and move us into the future of costuming!
Risks and challenges
We made a 3 year plan 5 years ago and have accomplished all of our goals. We have now made a new 3 year plan. Since we have been in business for quite some time, we have made lots of mistakes and have learned what NOT to do and how to over come many obstacles.
We understand that to save money in our business we need to go to the next level and Purchase a building NOT rent it.
We also need to cut out all of our middle men and make our OWN website so that we stop paying others fees and letting them handle our customers how they see fit. Our customers are special to us and we know what our customer wants and needs are, therefore it is up to us to communicate with our customers on our own behalf.
We know how important great pics are and will employ a Photographer for our new web pics. We would like to team up with the local Colleges Theater, Fashion, and Photography departments and offer internships to help out our community as well as gain updated knowledge from these upcoming professionals of their fields.
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