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.

 

JWoww Stork Sign Rental Celebrates Birth of Meilani ~ Stork Lady ~ Snooki & JWoww – The After Show

Stork Lady Sign Rental
StorkLady.com
JWoww Stork Sign
Snooki & JWoww
The After Show

The Stork Lady experienced fifteen seconds of fame in a recent episode of Snooki & JWoww – The After Show  on MTV.  JWoww  celebrated the birth of her daughter, Meilani Alexandra, with a Stork Lady sign rental!  JWoww rented a stork from our Tom’s River, New Jersey partner,  Storks by the Shore.

You never know where our fun stork will pop up next! Stay tuned…

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus-Opp ~ Start Your Own Stork Rental Business ~ Stork Lady ~ Behind the Scenes of the Stork Lady Business Opportunity ~ Home Based Business ~ Stork Lawn Sign Rental

Stork Rental Business Opportunity
The Stork Lady
Stork Sign Rentals
www.StorkLady.com
210-601-7351

Behind the Scenes ~ The Stork Lady

Meet Fidencio, better known as FiFi.  He brings the Stork Lady signs to life with a CNC router at a local plastics manufacturing company. He also drives the fork lift that delivers the storks & other supplies to the loading dock so we can pick them up.   FiFi is pretty much a one man band and we couldn’t do it without him!  We truly appreciate all his hard work for  our partners!

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Stork Rental Business Opportunity
The Stork Lady
Stork Sign Rentals
www.StorkLady.com
210-601-7351

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in starting your own stork rental business? The Stork Lady  opportunity has 20+ years of proven results and is fun & affordable! We also offer unlimited support.

What will you do with the extra money in your budget every month?

Stay home with your kids?

Take a family vacation?

Make a home improvement?

Replace your vehicle?

Supplement your retirement savings?

Stork Rental Business Opportunity
The Stork Lady
Stork Sign Rentals
www.StorkLady.com
210-601-7351

This stork sign rental home business is so flexible it fits around anyone’s schedule. We have partners who are stay-at-home moms, working professionals, single parents, married couples, retirees, and young families who work the business together.

For a small financial investment and a few hours each week running your stork sign rental business, you can create a steady income. And since this is not a franchise, all the profits are yours to keep.

Check out the Business Opportunity page for more details. Visit our Gallery page to see all of our beautiful yard signs.

 

 

 

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

The Jones Family
Gift From the Stork
The Woodlands, TX
832-592-3281

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We have another fun Stork Stories interview today. Sarah Jones has been a partner of the Stork Lady since July 2011. She is the proud owner of Gift From the Stork in The Woodlands, Texas.  She is married to Cody, who often  helps her deliver and pick up her signs. They have two daughters, Madison (6) and Carley (4).  Sarah also serves Conroe, Montgomery, Spring and Magnolia, TX.

Let’s hear from Sarah:

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

Sarah:  I wanted to earn income I could specifically use to pay for extras for my daughters.  And I’ve been able to pay for their dance classes, as well as their Spanish lessons.  However, the income from stork rentals has grown to help cover clothing expenses, vacations and the occasional payment of normal household bills.

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

Sarah: The idea crossed my mind after I rented a stork for my sister in Dallas. I decided I could do this. I began to research it online and the rest is history.  I chose stork rentals for a couple of reasons. First, there is no happier time in your life than welcoming a child into the world. I love 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.  And I also chose stork rentals because it’s a super flexible business that I can work around my family’s schedule.  It doesn’t get in the way of our family life and it’s just perfect for me.

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

Sarah: I thought they were the best. I loved the design, but I also loved how well made they are. The quality is excellent. I also liked the fact there are partners nationwide and we have a presence nationally, and all of that works to help my business grow.

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

Sarah: My Facebook page has generated a lot of exposure for my business. I highly recommend all partners have a business Facebook page and keep it active and updated. I’ve also had success with Google Adwords and dropping off marketing materials to OBGYN offices.

SL: What advice would you give someone who is just starting a stork rental business?

Sarah: Be patient and keep working your business. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your stork rental business. And on the rare occasion someone is rude to you just kill them with kindness.

What’s your most memorable or rewarding stork rental experience?

Sarah: My most memorable rental is the time both grandmothers of a newborn separately ordered a stork for the mother. They ended up having a good laugh and split the bill.

The most rewarding thing to me is all about putting a smile on the new mom’s face as they drive up from the hospital with their baby and see the stork sign in their yard. I take pleasure in that every single time I set out a stork.

Thanks Sarah!

Please visit Sarah’s page and be sure to “like”it. If you are in need of a stork sign rental in The Woodlands, Conroe, Montgomery, Spring or Magnolia, Texas please call Sarah at 832-592-3281 at Gift From the Stork

Gift From the Stork
The Woodlands, TX
Stork Sign Rentals
832-592-3281

Gift From the Stork
Spring, TX
Stork Sign Rentals
832-592-3281

Gift From the Stork
Conroe, TX
Stork Sign Rentals
832-592-3281

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.

True Grit ~ Not Just a John Wayne Movie

 Grit – A Significant Predictor of Success

Abraham Lincoln’s first campaign for public office was in 1832. He ran for the Illinois General Assembly and lost.  He later lost a race for the House of Representatives and a couple of races for the Senate. The love of his life died in 1835.  He suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836. He campaigned for a vice-presidential nomination and lost. He persevered and, after an ugly battle for the presidential nomination, on March 4, 1861 he was  inaugurated as president.

Lincoln had grit.

In a blog post back in January 2013 Ron Murzda, of Storks N More in Burlington Township, NJ, shared his best advice for new partners who are just starting their stork rental businesses.  He stated, “It will grow. It just takes time. If it gets slow, DON’T GIVE UP! Use that time to get the word out about your services.”

Ron Murzda has grit.

What is grit? In an American Public Media story, Angela Duckworth defines grit as, “motivation, perseverance, and stamina.  It’s sticking with things over the very long term until you master them.” It is about working hard and not giving up, even when faced with adversity or painfully slow periods in your business.  It is about pushing past discouragement and knowing that success is only achieved because of long hours, sweat, and tears.

Dr. Duckworth believes grit is the one factor most significantly correlated with success in life.  Here’s what she says about talent and grit (they aren’t necessarily related):

“Talent does not make you gritty. Many talented individuals don’t follow through. Grit is unrelated or even inversely related to talent.”

This is the greatest thing! To realize that through steadfast effort and determination we can achieve our goals.  Talent aside, it’s about rolling up our sleeves and investing our hard work and mind power.  Angela Duckworth also discussed when you have a growth mindest (the belief that ability to learn is not fixed but can change with effort) we are more likely to persevere and achieve our goals.

No matter where we are in our businesses this should be very encouraging to all of us.  At this very time there are those of us just beginning a stork rental business, there are those who have been at it for several years or a decade or more, there are those of us who are currently experiencing major growth and those of us experiencing an aggravatingly slow period.  No matter where we find ourselves, if we have grit and a growth mindset we are more likely to persevere because we don’t believe adversity in business or in life is a permanent condition.

This is so inspiring to me because goals take time to achieve and the journey is fraught with ups and downs.  And sometimes the downs can seriously impact our motivation. But if we persevere through those rough times and stick with our goal(s), day in and day out, results will follow.

 

2014 Is In Full Swing and so is Our Referral Program!

The Stork Lady
Stork Rental Business Opportunity
210-601-7351

Hello everyone!  I’m a little late in saying Happy New Year but  I hope you all have settled into 2014 and you’re busy growing your businesses and renting lots of stork signs! We’ve been really busy welcoming  four new partners to the Stork Lady opportunity. They will all receive their signs soon and begin this fun venture!

We’ve also been hearing from many of our partners whose businesses are  growing with leaps and bounds.  It’s so exciting and we love having a window to everyone’s success.

Last year we introduced our referral program and several of our partners were given a new stork by referring friends and family to the Stork Lady business opportunity.  We will continue our referral program in 2014.   If you know someone who could benefit from this home business opportunity please share it with them.  Because every time one of your referrals signs up – and purchases a package of at least 5 signs – you will receive a new stork sign in the color of your choice – FREE!!!

If you’re reading this post and you’re not one of our business partners, please check out our business opportunity  and our  FAQs.  The Stork Lady is a fun and affordable home business opportunity that can help people from all walks of life earn extra income.  Our brand has a strong presence across much of the USA and we’re growing!

The Stork Lady is a flexible home business. It’s not a franchise and after a small initial investment, all money earned is yours to keep. A stork sign rental business is perfect for  working professionals, single parents, stay-at-home moms married couples, retirees and young families. It’s easy to rent stork signs around anyone’s schedule, which is one of the many great things about this business opportunity. We have 20+ years of proven results and offer ongoing unlimited support. We work with our partners on a daily basis to help them establish and grow their businesses. We look forward to working with YOU!

So until next time, keep growing your businesses and be sure to talk to everybody you think might be interested in making extra money from home. And be sure to tell them to let us know that you referred them.

The Stork Lady Business Opportunity

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet-Greetings Football Player

Sweet-Greetings Mermaid

 

Stay The Course

I believe the best advice I received when I began my stork rental business nearly 12 years ago was to stay the course.  It takes time to build your business foundation. Therefore, it takes time to earn income from a busy stork rental business.  As you are building your business you may go through periods of time where you are doing all the right things to grow and market your business, yet you may not be seeing the results you’d dreamed of. Don’t allow yourself to become discouraged or tempted to quit.  It’s not uncommon for results to take longer than you planned. As you are working to grow your stork rentals, be patient with yourself and the process, and continue to reaffirm the belief in the outcome you desire. A strong vision of an outcome you truly desire is the foundation for persistence and self-discipline.

Here are some tips to help you stay the course:

1. Stay positive. Your attitude is very important. Keep it positive and know that you have what it takes to succeed. Think possibilities and you will be able to focus on the opportunities that present themselves to grow your business.

2. Be persistent. Stay committed and take action every day toward your goal. Patience and persistence will pay off in the end. Compare your efforts to those of a gardner. He plants a seed and waits for it to sprout and grow. He doesn’t see immediate results, but continues to water and fertilize the seed because he knows it will eventually grow into a beautiful flower.

3. Enjoy the process.  Take pleasure in each milestone and continue on the way.  And don’t forget that the journey toward success is a marathon, not a sprint.

Are you willing to stay the course?

”You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” ~ Les Brown

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