Award Winning Educational Toys Boutique
Good business ideas exist to help inspire new ideas and concepts. Maryland state Comptroller Peter Franchot presented an award to Tree House educational toys boutique, saying that the company symbolized the heart and soul of the Maryland economy. Tree House is family-oriented shop that is adored by their many repeat customers, and has managed to do well in spite of the down economy. One of the owners said that she was shocked at winning the award, and said that their key to success was focusing on repeat customers and customer satisfaction. The Tree House Toy Shop was founded in 2002 in Cumberland, Maryland and offers an array of educational toys that typically aren’t sold in stores like Walmart. The store is organized into sections for games, puppets and arts and craft supplies, and there are also interactive tables where children can color and play.
New Indie Movies
Five new indie movies are hitting theaters in Austin, Texas this weekend. POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Story Ever Sold is a high profile documentary from the director of Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock. This documentary examines the role of product placement in movies by undergoing the process of fully funding the movie with product placement. Companies like Hyatt, Jet Blue, Movietickets.com and POM Wonderful are solicited as sponsors, and we get to see the pitch meetings and closed door conversations that make it happen. The film received much positive buzz at SXSW last month. Another great indie documentary called I Am, by Hollywood director Tom Shadyac, is lighthearted yet profound. It is a true story of the director’s paradigm shift following a serious bike accident, as he puts himself on a path to happiness that involves paring down to bare essentials and giving a way his fortune to charity. No matter what you plan to do for your business, there are plenty of good business ideas that can offer support and inspiration.