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Hey there. Welcome back. This is us all school, an uncritical about
wherever you are in the world. I hope your day is starting well or ending well, or I suppose it could be somewhere in between
I have another story for you. That is a team effort. I hope you enjoy
no a story about a hip, hop pendant partnership. Today's is about a forest
who also a sign language interpreter but teamed up with a sculpture professor, to make presidential lip bomb in the former hometown of Abraham Lincoln. That story right after this.
Today, story comes from Megan,
key in Springfield Illinois Megan, his
licence, sign language interpreter and also a forest
her side, hustle is making all natural lit bomb. She runs
for their business partner and former teacher Caricom Cretaceous, who teaches sculpture at Mcmurphy College in nearby Jacksonville, the project started by accident in November. Twenty forty.
When Kara wanted to make. Let bomb is Christmas, gifts,
Megan, to help her on the way back from it
her parents. She search on pensions
for let bomb recipes
ordered small amounts of each ingredient on Amazon. Megaton car
started playing around in cars kitchen and found that it wasn't that hard.
For long they were making batches of about twenty five, let bombs and giving them away to people. They knew their friends and family like them.
A car and make an ordered tubes and more ingredients and decided to charge for them to cover their costs, as you might suspect,
They quickly went from making these let bombs for friends and family for free to charging to cover their costs,
in deciding to try selling them more widely car ahead of us.
Jacksonville, who had heard that a local coffee shop was changing locations
minting small shelves
and then send a facebook message to the owner and ask
could try Sonia Lip arm on consignment. She grew to try it so car in May
and created labels for their new business. They called
serious slip on they did
started selling it adventure fares and they built their first website at one of those vendor fares. They
at the buyer, for the Abraham, Lincoln Presidential Museum and Gift Shop
remember this is in Springfield Illinois, this woman
fire for the gift shop likes the lip arms
Would you put them in her shop but are needed,
some connection to the former president. She provided
getting car with copies of Abe, Lincoln Favorite desserts. They went back to their
Jane and matched their sense to those these new flavour,
included Mr Lincoln's lemon pie, MRS Lincoln's white cake
an honest apes gingerbread, the first order for the
If shop was a hundred and fifty bombs which they
but to the museum on a Thursday
by Monday they were reordering and placing orders for gettysburg imports, theatre to other Lincoln
aimed museum shops all along.
The business kept growing in their spare time, as they continue to work their day, jobs
I mention they started in November. Twenty fourteen that you're they made
fifty seven bombs for the six weeks
end of the year in twenty fifteen they may close to four thousand bombs.
And in twenty sixteen they made more than forty thousand in early days
Kara placed about with each other, that they could sell
five thousand dollars and lip arms, and if they did, they would get matching tattoos.
They now have matching tattoos when they first bought their let bomb tubes. They bought twenty five
they now by them ten thousand at a time
three years, and they have also now contracted with an accountant and web designer and they work with it.
The centre in Jacksonville that provides assistance in employment to people with disabilities. They were people there to help make enable the bombs, and that gives them a chance to support their local com.
Megan says it has sometimes been a challenge to be mindful of the business while working there. Other jobs
and looking after their families, maybe
a fourteen year old, son and Kara has a three year old son. They sped
Lotta weekends, filling last minute, orders or attending trade shows maybe
says. However, she sees apposite to this as well
she says. It has to be leaving some kind of impression on these boys to see them
making a business out of nothing and hustling their hearts to make it happen. Now that the link
Lip bombs are selling well without a lot of marketing. Their next caused a part
the tattoo shop to make a post tattoo bomb
while the next time you're in Springfield Illinois at the Abraham, Lincoln Gift Shop, make sure
Got Lincoln's women pilot bomb for questioning
so go to serious, left bomb dot com. I let how make
in care. Grew this project completely organic,
just starting. It is something for their family and friends
slowly and steadily, building up to those more than four
thousand units they sold last year
appreciate it maidens balanced comments about how she feels this affects her family as your building your project, if you have kids or their kids in your life
like nieces and nephews. Consider involving them in some way. Maybe they'll be interested in it. Maybe they want to help out, or maybe they won't care at all, because their kids,
But you never know what the long term influence could be in my life, I can look back when I was a kid
There are a lot of things. I ended up learning, even
didn't really know at the time. I didn't care about it at the time they
help me later on, so I grew up with the value
of independence, self reliance determination,
and years later I ended up going to every country in the world and doing a much other fun stuff.
So it's just a little side. Note, take it or leave it as you see fit
either way as always remember, inspiration is good, but inspiration combined with action is so much better
for every single episode. There are detailed, show notes, including links,
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These three countries, that's one nine three countries. That's
countries there are in the world by the way how
again tomorrow with another great story,
Now that I am hearing you on I'm crystal about four cycles for sport.
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