Houston Storks ~ Sign Chick ~ Stork & Birthday Lawn Sign Rentals ~ Katy, TX ~ Cypress, TX

Houston ~ Katy ~ Cypress, TX
Stork Sign Rentals
281-734-2154

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

Cypress, TX ~ Katy, TX ~ It’s always bittersweet to say goodbye to a partner due to life changes, but the upside is we also say hello to a wonderful new partner.

Sign Chick was  founded in late 2012 by Alison C. in Cypress, TX.  In the past four years she has built a successful yard sign rental business. During this time she was also a college professor and owned a second business, The College Scout.  As is often the case with focused women, both businesses became successful. As a result, it became necessary to choose one business on which to concentrate. Offering high school juniors & seniors comprehensive college consulting is where Alison’s heart has been since 2003 and accordingly, she resigned her position as a professor and sold Sign Chick to Lisha Lupher.  We will really miss Ali and wish her all the best in the future.

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The Lupher Family
Stork Sign Rentals
Sign Chick
281-734-2154

Lisha is a life-long Houstonian, as well as a wife and proud mother of three, two daughters and a son. Prior to becoming a stay at home mother, Lisha was a human resource manager at a family owned construction company. She held that position for five years. 

Lisha was first introduced to stork rentals a few years ago by a friend.  The idea of owning her own stork rental business was sparked, but it wasn’t until Sign Chick was for sale that the idea became a reality.  Lisha stated that she was able to walk into a thriving small business due to the time and effort that Alison spent building it and she is really enjoying being in business again after a 7-year absence.

Lisha has been at the helm a little more than a month and she is really enjoying feedback from her customers stating how much they enjoyed their storks or birthday signs.  Speaking with excited parents or grandparents on the phone or meeting them when she delivers a sign is the best part of her work day.  Lisha further shared that the joy the signs bring to her clients is contagious!

I asked Lisha what she has planned to continue the growth of Sign Chick.  She is currently advertising at Zapp Hall in Warrention for Antiques Week. She will soon participate in several fundraisers with the donation of a sign rental.  Two of the fundraisers include the North Cypress Hospital Project Pink 2016 and the AK Buddy Brown Classic benefiting Klein ISD.  Her gender neutral stork is currently on display at Freckles Boutique in Cypress to help celebrate their 10 year anniversary.

Lisha  is excited to announce the addition of a flamingo sign to her flock. She will also soon have on hand a line of adorable cupcake signs that can be customized for any occasion. Lisha is looking forward to the growth she will experience in the future and she is excited to continue to bring joy to her customers in the greater Cypress area, including Katy, Tomball, Waller, Hockley, Cy-Fair, Jersey Village, Copperfield.  She is thankful to the Lord for truly blessing her and her family.

If you are in greater Houston and you’d like to celebrate a special occasion in a unique and fun way, please give Lisha a call.  And please visit Sign Chick on facebook icon reduced , pinterest icon reduced and instagramicon to see Lisha’s current rentals. Be sure to call 281-734-2154 for more information or to book your sign rental today.

 

Cypress, TX Stork Rental ~ Katy TX ~ Tomball, TX ~ Houston Heights, TX ~ Sign Chick ~ Stork Yard Sign Birth Announcements

Alison & Family
Sign Chick
Cypress, TX
281-734-2154
Stork Sign Rentals

Houston Stork Sign Rentals
Cypress, TX ~ Katy, TX
281-734-2154

 

 

 

 

We have another Stork Stories interview today.  I thought it would be interesting to our new partners to hear from someone who is a relatively new partner and is actively building a busy stork rental business. Alison has been a partner of the Stork Lady for 18 months.  She is the proud owner of Sign Chick in Northwest Houston, TX, including  Katy, Cypress, Tomball, Waller, Hockley, Cy-Fair, Jersey Village and Copperfield

Let’s hear from Alison:

Stork Lady (SL): Tell us a little about yourself and your  family. Does your family help with your business?

Alison:   I’m a wife, mother of two, college professor and “wanna be rock star!”  Sign Chick is truly a family affair;  I make the bundles, my husband Joe does a lot of the delivering, and my two crazy kiddos are always with us approving placement in the yard of each stork.

SL: Where are you located? What areas do you serve?

Alison:  I’m located in Cypress, TX and proudly serve Cypress, Tomball, Houston Heights and NW Houston, Texas.

SL: Why did you decide to start a home based business?

Alison: I wanted to supplement our family income while staying home with our two young kids.  I’m happy to share that stork rentals has brought in extra needed income. I’ve been able to pay some of our bills each month, as well as spend money on extras.  Additionally, it has given my family a new activity to do together.

SL: What made you decide on stork signs as your home business versus other opportunities?

Alison: We received a stork sign in our yard from a group of sweet friends when we brought our daughter, Brooke, home from the hospital. I was THRILLED to see this priceless gift as we rounded the corner and drove into our driveway! The keepsake bundle is still a prized possession, and my daughter loves showing it off to friends and family. The joy a stork brought us, and the limitless possibilities for a stork  business (having babies never goes out of style) convinced me that storks were definitely the best home based business for us.

SL: What advice would you give a new partner who is just starting out with their own stork rental business?

Alison: I would share several things with a new partner.  I’d begin by telling them they need to be patient with the time it takes to build a business. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it does pay off over time. They also need to be disciplined enough to work the business from home, which can sometimes be challenging due to the distractions of family.   However, the great thing about it is you can fit a stork rental business around your family’s schedule.  That’s one of the best things about it. I would also advise a new partner to spend a lot of time and effort on building a great website.  And, lastly, practice and be able to produce good quality bundles, deliver in a timely manner and be prepared and willing to create and deliver storks in a very short period of time. Many orders come the night before a new baby is discharged from the hospital, and new parents love to see that stork in the yard when they arrive home.

SL: Please tell us a little bit about your experience as a Stork Lady partner.

Alison: My experience has been awesome.  Beth has been a supportive & knowledgeable leader, and I’ve also found other Stork Lady partners who are encouraging and willing to share helpful tips and information.

Thanks, Alison!

Please visit Alison’s page and be sure to “like”it so you can watch her business continue to grow. If you are in need of a stork sign rental in Katy, Cypress, Houston Heights, Tomball, Spring or other locations in NW Houston, TX please call Alison at (281) 734-2154 or visit Sign Chick for more information.  

Cypress, TX stork rental
Sign Chick
281-734-2154

 

Cypress, TX stork rental
Sign Chick
281-734-2154

Cypress, TX
Stork Rental
Sign Chick
281-734-2154

 

Stork Sign Rental
Sign Chick
Cypress, TX
281-734-2154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Woodlands, TX Stork Rental ~ Conroe, TX ~ Montgomery, TX ~ Magnolia, TX ~ Stork Yard Sign Birth Announcements

The Woodlands Stork Sign Rentals
Conroe, TX Stork Sign Rentals
(832) 663-0447

We are sorry to say goodbye to Sarah Jones, but equally happy to say hello to Kelly,  our new partner in The Woodlands, Texas.

Kelly decided to begin a home based business, and specifically a stork sign rental business after she ordered a stork sign for a friend who had a newborn.

Kelly shared she chose stork rentals for a couple of reasons. First, there is no happier time in your life than welcoming a child into the world. She loves having a father call to surprise his wife or a first time grandmother crying while telling me all about the baby.  It feels so special to play a small role in their happiness. She also chose stork rentals because it’s a super flexible business that she can work around her family’s schedule.  It doesn’t get in the way of her family life and it’s just perfect.  Further, Kelly also wanted to earn income she could specifically use to pay for extras for her family.

Kelly also shared she likes the Stork Lady storks best due to the design and quality, and the fact there is a presence nationally due to the other partners nationwide.

The most rewarding thing thus far to Kelly, is knowing her efforts will put a smile on a new mom’s face when the new parents drive up from the hospital with their baby and see a stork sign in the yard.  She takes pleasure in that every single time she delivers stork a sign.

Please visit Kelly’s  page and be sure to “like”it. If you are in need of a stork sign rental in The Woodlands, Conroe, Montgomery, Spring, Tomball, or Magnolia, Texas please call Kelly (832) 663-0447 at The Woodlands Storks & More

 

Spring, TX Stork Yard Sign
The Woodlands Storks & More
(832) 663-0447

Conroe, TX Stork Lawn Sign
The Woodlands Storks & More
(832) 663-0447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conroe, Texas Stork Sign Rental
The Woodlands Storks & More
(832) 663-0447

Spring, Texas Stork Sign Rental
The Woodlands Storks & More
(832) 663-0447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Woodlands Storks & More
Texas Stork Sign Rentals
(832) 663-0447

The Woodlands Storks & More
The Woodlands, TX
Stork Sign Rentals
(832) 663-0447

Stork Lady of Midland, TX ~ Stork Sign Rentals ~ Lawn Sign Birth Announcements ~ Texas Stork

Stork Sign Rentals
Midland, TX
Stork Lady of Midland
432- 634-4579

The Stork Lady of Midland participated in a fun event this weekend.  Sweet Expectations was organized by a local hospital to offer new and expectant mothers information and education about all things baby.  Glee was able to promote her stork rental business at the event.  Congrats!

The Stork Lady of  Midland is a stork lawn sign rental service based in Midland, TX.  If you are in the Midland, Stanton, Greenwood or Big Spring, Texas area please call Glee at 432-634-4579 to rent a stork sign to welcome home your new baby or grand baby.  Please visit Glee’s to see her current rentals.

Stork Stories with Janice Wilke of Front Yard Friends ~ Chesapeake, Virginia ~ Stork Yard Sign Birth Announcements

We’re beginning the New Year with a fun Stork Stories interview.  Janice Wilke is the proud owner of Front Yard Friends in Chesapeake, VA. Janice really knows her stuff and there isn’t anything she hasn’t experienced after 11 years in the lawn greetings business! She and her family have worked very hard to build a busy and successful business. Front Yard Friends serves the greater Tidewater area of Virginia, which includes Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News and Hampton Virginia as well as Moyock, North Carolina.

Let’s hear from Janice:

Stork Lady (SL):  Front Yard Friends has been in operation since 2003 and is truly a family affair. Tell us a little about your family.

Janice: My son & daughter began to work with me in FYF when they were in high school. They’ve since graduated from college and are still active in the business. My son recently married and his wife came on board when they were dating.  My mom also lives with us and has helped in more ways than I can count.

SL: Why did you decide to start a home based business?

Janice: It allowed me the flexibility to be with my children when they needed me, and I truly enjoy working for myself.   

SL: What made you decide on stork signs & other lawn greetings as your home business versus other opportunities?

Janice: My husband rented a stork for me when our babies were born. He later surprised me with a lawn greeting for my birthday. I had been on the receiving end of all the fun and wanted to offer it to others to enjoy.

Front Yard Friends
Stork Rental Service
Chesapeake, VA
757-410-3369

SL: What do you like most about being in this business? What is most rewarding?

Janice: Making people happy by having a small part in a special day or occasion. I especially love to get phone calls from satisfied customers thanking us for making them feel special.

Being successful in my own business is very satisfying. Providing a service that leaves a positive impact on people is its own reward.  

SL: What made you choose the Stork Lady opportunity over the other stork signs that are available?

Janice: At first we tried designing our own stork. It worked for a while, but we couldn’t seem to capture the professionalism and polish that Stork Lady brings to our business. Before we became a partner we had been admiring the Stork Lady signs from afar. When we decided to up our game, getting our signs from Stork Lady  was an easy decision to make.

SL: What different kinds of marketing have worked for you?

Janice: Twenty years ago there were newspaper ads and yellow page ads. But after a while we realized our best advertising is our displays because having them seen in yards all over the Tidewater area creates great word of mouth advertising. We no longer pay to advertise. However, having a top-ranked website is key to a successful business in today’s world.

SL: How have you used the income generated in your business?  

Janice: It has helped our children’s educations and in general has improved the quality of our lives.  We have been very blessed in this business.

SL: What personal qualities does a person need to be successful in this business?

Janice: A person has to be extremely self-motivated.

SL: What advice would you give someone who is looking for an affordable home business opportunity?

Janice: Do your homework! Any home based business will require time and hard work to become established and successful. And it may sound easier than it will be. Fortunately, in this business there is plenty of help out there from people more than willing to help. That’s not always true in other businesses. Going with the Stork Lady opportunity will help you get started and on the right track.  Front Yard Friends has branched out in many ways in the past 11 years. We provide great deals on Lawn Greeting start up packages to help people trying to break into the business. We offer a lot of variety, as well as many different themes to celebrate all occasions. Please check out our Front Yard Friends website for examples of some of the displays we offer.  However, our website gallery isn’t complete. Be sure to contact us for a complete listing. And be sure to check out the website of our second company,  Sweet-Greetings. The signs we offer through Sweet-Greetings are colorful, fun and popular! The gallery on our Sweet-Greetings website is complete.

Front Yard Friends
Lawn Greetings Service
Chesapeake, VA
757-410-3369

The Wilke Family
Front Yard Friends
Lawn Greetings Service
Chesapeake, VA
757-410-3369

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweet-Greetings Mermaid

 

Lots of Proud Big Brothers & Sisters in Durham, NC ~ Precious Bundles ~ Stork Yard Sign Birth Announcements

 Stork Lady partner, Amanda Tas Jordan, of Durham, NC, had an extra special baby announcement rental this week. She helped proud siblings, Charlie, Zeke, Mylie and Sophia, welcome home their brand new baby brother, Joseph, with a beautiful moon sign and sibling signs.  This is one of the sweetest photos I’ve ever seen of siblings welcoming a baby  home.   Joseph’s biggest sister is obviously captivated by him. What a special day for them. It was a wonderful day for Amanda too. She stated that seeing this photo absolutely made her day!  Congratulations to Baby Joseph’s family.

Precious Bundles is a stork rental service in Durham, NC.  If you’re in need of a stork or moon sign to celebrate the birth of a baby please call Amanda at 919-544-6559 for more information. She also offers sibling signs for the Proud Big Brother or Sister. Please see visit Amanda’s Facebook page to see photos of her recent rentals and be sure to “like” it .

Introducing Christine Greci of Long Island ~ Ronkonkoma, NY ~ Stork Yard Sign Birth Announcements

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DrinaBella Storks & Such
Long Island, NY
516-404-7580

We’d like to welcome Christine Greci and her family to the Stork Lady family! They are DrinaBella Storks & Such of Long Island, NY.  Christine chose a unique and meaningful name for her business.  She named  it after her one-year-old twin daughters who are nicknamed Drina and Bella.  Christine and her husband also have two older sons who are just a cute and keep them on their toes.  In a recent email, Christine stated, ” We chose to become Stork Lady partners to supplement our income in an enjoyable yet successful way. We’re hoping to make DrinaBella Storks & Such a well known name on Long Island so that it can be a business that we continue to run as our children grow. We feel that it will be a rewarding business opportunity because it is a chance to allow people to announce the happiness that they are feeling at such an exciting time in their lives. Having experienced first-hand (3 times!) what fun it is to receive a stork sign upon your arrival home with brand new babies, we are thrilled to be able to help other families welcome home their new little miracles in such a memorable way!”

Bouncy House
DrinaBella Storks & Such
Long Island, NY
516-404-7580

Christine offers 6 foot storks signs and a 4 foot moon sign in Nassau County, most of Suffolk County and parts of Queens, New York.  In addition to their stork rental business, Christine and her husband also rent bouncy houses for birthday parties and other occasions, as well as a popcorn machine, a sno-cone machine and a cotton candy machine!  DrinaBella Storks &  Such is your place to go to celebrate every occasion from birth to birthday parties, school functions, graduations, etc.

Please visit Christine’s  page and “like it”  so you can follow along as her business grows. Please be sure to call DrinaBella Storks & Such at (516) 404-7580 if you’re in need of a stork rental service or party rental service for all your fun and festive occasions in Long Island, NY.

 

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Welcome Jennifer Hickman of Girlees & Brothers Too in Lumberton, NC ~ Stork Yard Sign Birth Announcements

Girlees & Brothers Too
Boutique and Stork Rental Service
Lumberton, NC
910-738-5252

We’d like to welcome Jennifer Hickman and her staff at Girlees & Brothers Too in Lumberton, NC to the Stork Lady family.  Girlees & Brothers Too is a trendy boutique which offers fashions and fun for everyone, including infants and children.    Jennifer chose to add stork rentals to her brick and mortar business after her fifth customer called to inquire about renting a stork. Jennifer shared that following the conversation she had an epiphany and began to search for stork signs to rent. She found The Stork Lady and the rest is history! Please visit Jennifer’s  page and “like it” so you can follow along as their stork rental business grows. Please be sure to call Girlees & Brothers Too at (910) 738-5252 if you’re in need of a stork rental service to celebrate the birth of a baby in the greater Lumberton, NC area.

Stork Stories with Lucy Donnelly of Flamingo-A-Friend & Stork Deliveries ~ Pensacola, Florida ~ Stork Yard Sign Birth Announcements

Flamingo-A-Friend Pensacola, FL
Stork Sign Rental Service
830-438-4004

We have another Stork Stories interview today. Lucy Donnelly is the proud owner of Flamingo-A-Friend & Stork Deliveries in Pensacola, Forida.  Lucy is a 19 year veteran of the lawn greetings business and one of its true pioneers. She serves the counties of Escambia and Santa Rosa, also known as the Western Gate to the Sunshine State.  The cities she serves include Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Pace, Warrington and Milton.

Here’s Lucy…..

Stork Lady (SL): Why did you decide to start a home based business?

Lucy:  I started a home based business as additonal income to my job.  It soon became my sole job and source of income. After my husband became disabled and needed my assistance I was glad I had made that choice.  We are not only a stork rental business but we also have over 20 lawn greetings displays to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other occasions.   We began with the general lawn greetings displays and added stork signs to the business because it seemed to be the perfect fit with the rest of our critters.  We are in our 19th year of business in Pensacola, Florida and have enjoyed watching it grow and evolve into the success it is today.

SL: Why did you choose Stork Lady signs over other stork signs that are available?

Lucy: I chose the Stork Lady storks over others because I though they were the cutest storks out there and I still do. It is also a great benefit to be a partner of a company that has become known nationwide.  I not only receive calls for stork rentals from people who are local, but due to the exposure nationwide of the Stork Lady partners  I receive calls from all over the USA from people who want to rent a stork for a relative or friend who lives here.

SL: What is the most rewarding thing about your stork sign rentals?

Lucy: I just love seeing the storks in a yard. You just know how proud the family is to share their news and it gives me a great feeling to be a part of that.  Pensacola is home to the Naval Air Station and we have lots of young military families here. I especially enjoy helping our military families celebrate the births of their children, as well as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other happy occasions.

SL: What different kinds of marketing have worked for you?

Lucy:  I’ve tried almost every form of marketing available from print to radio.  And I’ve found the very best type of advertising is to put out lots of free displays or storks for potential customers to see. It’s great exposure for my business and creates enthusiasm for it.  It is the best way for a customer to understand what service I provide. That is why Facebook  and Twitter have become so important to marketing for businesses.  We can post photos of what we do and potential customers can see them.  All three methods of adversting, free displays in yards all over town, Facebook and Twitter work in tandem for great advertising.

SL: How much time do you spend on your business in a normal week?

Lucy: During the course of a week a lot of my time is devoted to running both lawn greetings and stork rentals. Between answering the phone and taking orders, making signs, delivering and picking up displays on the lawn greetings side and making bundles and delivering and picking up stork rentals it takes quite a bit of time. However, I chose to make this my full time job and since my business is not limited to stork rentals it requires that kind of effort. But that’s the beauty of the Stork Lady opportunity. It can be full or part time and can fit into anyone’s schedule.

SL: What do you like most about your business?

Lucy:  The fact that you are generally dealing with happy people. People who call to order a lawn greeting are excited about doing something special for someone. If you can buy into their excitement it goes a long way. When stork customers call they are always happy.  Who isn’t excited about a newborn baby?  Their excitement and happiness is contagious and one of the very best things about this business. Not everyone can say that about their business or job.

SL: What personal qualities does a person need to be successful in lawn greetings / stork rental business?

Lucy: You need to be flexible, especially with the storks. The statement “we deliver when you do” must be true.  Sometimes people will wait until the last minute to call or they need to delay the scheduled delivery because the baby and mother unexpectedly must stay in the hospital an extra day or two.  You need to expect the unexpected and provide exactly what they need when they need it in order to be successful in the long run. And don’t forget to be thankful and appreciative of their business.

SL: What advice would you give someone who is thinking about becoming a Stork Lady partner?

Lucy:   I would advise them to sit down and figure out what it is you want from your business. Do you just want a hobby?  Do you only desire a part time business? Would you like for it to become a large part of your income?  The answer to these questions will determine the steps you take to grow your business and run it. If you do choose to  have your own stork rental business  you need to go for it! Don’t be shy. Ask for the business. Get your name out there by putting out free storks in yards all over town and  promote, promote, promote!  Another thought I have is learn to run your business so it doesn’t run you. It’s a wonderful experience. Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the ride.

Thanks Lucy!

Please visit Lucy’s  page and be sure to “like”  it. If you are in need of a stork sign rental in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties, including Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Pace or Milton Florida FL or the surrounding area, please call Lucy at 850-438-4004. You can check out Lucy’s website for more information about her stork sign rentals and lawn greetings flamingoafriend-pensacola.com.

Flamingo-A-Friend Pensacola, FL
Lawn Greetings Company
830-438-4004

Flamingo-A-Friend Pensacola, FL
Lawn Greetings Company
830-438-4004

 

Flamingo-A-Friend Pensacola, FL
Lawn Greetings Company
830-438-4004

Stork Rentals in Midland, TX ~ Stork Yard Sign Birth Announcements

Morgan Elizabeth
Stork Lady of Midland / Odessa
432-634-4579

Glee, the Stork Lady of Midland, Texas, is enjoying renting storks for baby girls in one local neighborhood! Cody & Sherry were surprised by a stork rental from their family members to celebrate the birth of their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, on April 18, 2013. They enjoyed having the stork so much that when their neighbors, Jeff & Leslie, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Jill Tatum, they rented a stork sign as a gift for them.  Jill was born only a few weeks later on May 29, 2013.

Glee shared with me that Leslie was so excited to have the stork and that it made her day to deliver a stork for them!

If you are in the Midland, Stanton, Greenwood or Big Spring, Texas area and are in need of a fun stork sign to celebrate the birth of a new baby please call Glee at  432-634-4579.   For additional details please visit her website and be sure to “like” her page on  .

Jill Tatum
Stork Lady of Midland / Odessa
432-634-4579

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