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.

 

Stork Signs Birmingham, AL ~ Coming October 2016 ~ Stork Lady Business Opportunity ~ Stork Yard Sign

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Stork Sign Rentals
Birmingham, AL
Mid-to-late October 2016
210-601-7351

Stork Lady Business Opportunity ~ New Location ~ Stork Lawn Sign Rentals 

The Stork Lady is excited to announce that Stork Lawn Sign Rentals will be available in mid-to-late October 2016 in Birmingham, AL, including Hoover, Mountain Brook, Shades Mountain, Vestavia Hills, Trussville, Homewood and Pelham. We’d like to welcome Jennifer to our growing family.  Please call 210-601-7351 for additional information on the Birmingham location or to request information on how you can have a stork and birthday sign rental business in your area!

Signs of Blessings ~ Jessica’s Cupcake Company ~ Stork Lady Business Opportunity

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Cupcake Lawn Sign Rental
Signs of Blessings
615-452-6465
Gallatin, TN

What a cutie enjoying a cupcake at the Wilson County Fair in Tennessee! Jessica’s Cupcake Company in Gallatin, TN,  partnered with our very own Erin, at Signs of Blessings, in greater Nashville and earned the Most Attractive Concessions Award at the fair. Congrats to both Jessica & Erin. 

If you’re interested in having your own stork sign & birthday lawn sign rental service in your home town or city please contact Stork Lady at 210-601-7351 for details.

Stork Rental Yorktown, VA ~ The Stork’s Post ~ Newport News, VA ~ Seaford, VA ~ Stork Lawn Sign Birth Announcements ~ Gloucester ~ Hayes ~ Williamsburg Hampton ~ Poquoson ~ Virginia Storks

 

Heather, Chase & Levi
The Stork’s Post
Stork Lawn Sign Rentals
Newport New, VA
757-525-5410

We’re starting 2015 off with a Stork Stories interview. Today we will feature Heather Emerson, proud owner of The Stork’s Post in Yorktown, VA.  Heather started her stork rental business in September 2013, about 10 days before she  gave birth to her first baby, Levi!  Most people wouldn’t try to take on so much at once, but Heather is obviously a young woman who knows what she wants, and both Levi and The Stork’s Post are growing by leaps and bounds.  She is married to Chase who often helps with getting her orders out the door. And her mother, Carla, and Levi help deliver birth announcement signs to proud new parents in the Hampton Roads area.

 

 

Let’s hear from Heather:

Stork Lady (SL):

Why did you decide to start a home based business?

Just a few months before our son was due, I decided that it was very important for me to take on the role as a stay at home mother once Levi arrived. I knew that this business could help me fulfill this dream. I am so glad that I took a leap of faith!

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

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Sailboat Birth Announcement Sign
Hampton, VA
The Stork’s Post
757-525-5410

I LOVE BABIES! Babies are such perfect gifts sent from above, and little miracles are so breathtakingly beautiful. I feel so blessed to be able to play a small part in a baby’s homecoming celebration!

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

I fully believe that with anything in life, “What you put in is what you get out.” I have made it a personal goal to essentially give The Stork’s Post all I’ve got! The amount of time I invest in my business definitely varies from week to week, but I would say that with the time spent on getting orders out the door, delivering, blogging, facebooking, marketing, etc. I probably spend anywhere from 10-30 hours.

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

Blogging has proved to be my number one tool when marketing my business. After every rental, I post a picture of the sign on my business Facebook page and then do a follow up blog. By using certain tag words, along with my pictures, I have been able to boost The Stork’s Post to first return page of Google when a search for stork signs in any town I serve is typed in the search bar. I know that my time spent blogging is not wasted because the majority of my rentals hear about me from “the internet.” In addition, I have had several individuals tell me that they came across my facebook page and fell in love with our signs. Lastly, I feel like word of mouth has been a growing marketing tool for us as well!

Stork Yard Sign
Poquoson, VA
The Stork’s Post
757-525-5410

(SL): How has being in this business affected your life?

This business has affected my life in all positive ways! I feel as though I have blossomed both in my personal life and professionally, as well. On an individual level, my interactions on a day to day basis have become more enthusiastic and genuine. From a business standpoint, I have become a little more business savvy, and my confidence when speaking with customers, vendors, new parents, etc. has improved significantly.

(SL): What do you like most about being in this business?

It truly warms my heart that The Stork’s Post is able to initiate smiles and lasting memories for families when they see our birth announcement signs upon arrival from the hospital. On September 21, 2013, (four days after our son was born), I was that mommy who got to experience the “Welcome home!” moment when I spotted a six foot tall stork greeting us as we pulled into the driveway with our precious baby on board. It was SO exciting!

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

With babies come dollar signs, and many of them! The extra income The Stork’s Post has generated goes to many of the day to day expenses we have for our son.

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

Stork Rental Sibling Sign
Gloucester, VA
The Stork’s Post
757-525-5410

When I began researching where to purchase stork signs I came across several distributors that just didn’t grab my attention. When I came across The Stork Lady, I was immediately pulled in by her polished, professional, and detailed website. Shortly after sending Beth an inquiry, she responded in great detail and made me feel right at home. Her warm welcome assured me that I would be in good hands!

(SL): What advice do you have for someone just starting out in the stork rental business?

For someone who is just starting out in the stork rental business I would advise they not become  disappointed in the beginning if it takes a little bit of time to get your first rental. I went through a stage where I whined a tiny bit when my phone wasn’t ringing. In the meantime, be sure to market your business like crazy, and I promise your hard work will pay off!

Thanks, Heather!

The Stork’s Post is located in Yorktown, Virginia. We proudly serve Yorktown, Seaford, Grafton, Poquoson, Tabb, York County, Newport News, Hampton, Virginia, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Carrollton, Williamsburg, James City County, Jamestown, Toano, Gloucester Point, Gloucester, Hayes, Gloucester County, Hampton Roads, Virginia VA.

Be sure to visit Heather’s page and “like”it so you can follow along as her business grows. Please contact Heather at 757-525-5410 for additional information or to rent your stork sign today.

 

 

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Stork Birth Announcement Sign
Seaford, VA
The Stork’s Post
757-525-5410

 

Stork Sign Lawn Signs
Yorktown, VA
The Stork’s Post
757-525-5410

 

 

 

 

Stork Lawn Sign Rental & Sibling Sign
Williamsburg, VA
The Stork’s Post
757-525-5410

Stork Rental Sibling Sign
Hayes, VA
The Stork’s Post
757-525-5410

 

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.  

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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 ~ 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.

Miami, Florida Stork Sign Rental ~ BUSINESS FOR SALE ~ Sassy Storks N Such ~ South Florida Stork Rental ~ Lawn Sign Birth Announcements Broward County FL ~ Palm Beach County FL

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This is a turn key business that includes all stats, a customer list, marketing materials and on-going support. Please call (305) 905-2211

 

Storks over Miami ~  A large flock of storks will soon be seen in the skies over Miami-Dade, Florida! They will nest with Sassy Storks N Such, but will be very busy helping parents and grandparents announce the births of new babies all over South Florida!   

Sassy Storks N Such is not just a stork rental service for new parents. Grandparents also enjoy renting storks to let their friends and neighbors know their grandchild has arrived.  And don’t forget baby’s siblings. Sassy Storks N Such offers coordinating yard signs that announce their promotion to BIG brother or BIG sister!

Stork sign rentals aren’t just for birth announcements. They are also fun to announce a pregnancy, to welcome guests to a baby shower and for gender reveal parties.

Help your family and friends share their excitement over the birth of their baby by renting a beautiful 6-foot stork yard sign from Sassy Storks N Such Each rental comes with a customized keepsake bundle they will treasure forever.

Sassy Storks N Such happily serves the Miami-Dade County area with delivery to Homestead, Cutler Ridge, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, The Falls, Kendall, South Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Doral, Miami Lakes, Miami Beach and Aventura.  In Broward County, areas include Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Margate, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano, Sunrise, Tamarac and Weston.  In Palm Beach County, areas include Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington and West Palm Beach.

*Please call Claudia at 305-905-2211 for more information or to book you stork rental today.  If you do not see your city listed please call Claudia. She will try to accommodate your request.  Please be sure to like Claudia’s to see her current rentals and follow along as her business grows.

 

 

Stork Sign Rental
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sassy Storks N Such
305-905-2211

Stork Lawn Sign Rental
Hollywood, FL
Sassy Storks N Such
305-905-2211

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stork Sign Rental Service
Miami, FL
Sassy Storks N Such
305-905-2211

Stork Sign Rentals
Miramar, FL
Sassy Storks N Such
305-905-2211

 

Stork Sign Rental Service
Miami-Dade Florida
Sassy Storks N Such
305-905-2211

 

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.

 

Odessa, Texas Stork Yard Sign ~ Stork Sisters of Odessa ~ Stork Lawn Sign Birth Announcements – Andrews, Texas

Stork Sisters Odessa
Stork Sign Rental Service
Odessa, TX
432-230-5290

Are you in Odessa, Texas? If so, you’ll want to keep an eye on the skies this week.   A flock of storks will soon be visible over the city of Odessa.  They will arrive just in time to help announce the births of  spring babies all over Odessa and Andrews, Texas.  The flock will nest with the Stork Sisters of Odessa, but will be awfully busy helping new parents and grandparents celebrate the births of new babies all over Odessa and Andrews.

Help your family and friends share their excitement over the birth of their baby by renting a beautiful 6-foot stork yard sign from the Stork Sisters.  Each rental comes with a customized keepsake bundle they will treasure forever.

Don’t forget the grandparents and siblings. Grandparents love to share in the excitement and a stork sign in their yard lets everyone know their grandchild has finally arrived.  And baby’s siblings will also love their own sign in the yard celebrating their promotion to BIG brother or sister!

Please call Martha, Jenica or Julie at 432-230-5290 to rent a stork sign or for more information.

Sibling Signs
Stork Sisters Odessa
Odessa, Texas
432-230-5290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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