I`m the founder and CEO of Sterling Pear™, a new brand in sophisticated holiday decorating products. We have designed some of the most stylish and well received holiday décor on the market this year, most notably our exclusive ornament storage systems.
What I want to share with you is the story of Sterling Pear...
After listening to Startup Nation podcasts for nearly one year, I was thoroughly inspired to start up my own business. My good friend came up with a brilliant concept for a new product and we decided to make a commitment to test the idea and see what it would take to make it a reality. During the summer of 2006 I reached out to the Startup Nation Community with an online survey with the hope of getting some needed market research on our big idea. I posted the link to the survey as a forum posting and had a tremendous response - in fact almost 1,000 responses from the Startup Nation Community and from others! From the results of the survey, my partner and I had enough information to justify interest and need for our product ideas and decided to go for it and build a business!
And now, almost a year and a half later, we have formed a business, designed our products, gotten them manufactured, created a brand, and have begun selling! Sterling Pear has become a reality!
Our website is www.sterlingpear.com.
Check us out and let us know what you think!
Our ornament storage boxes are completely our own design and they are starting to get a lot of attention this year. Two of our products were just featured in the November/December issue of Organize magazine, which is currently on newsstands. One of our products made it on the cover and the other was listed in their "Neat Things We Like" column. Here is a scan of the placement: https://www.sterlingpear.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=181
I feel I owe so much of my inspiration and ability to launch this business to Startup Nation. The resources, enthusiasm, energy of the Sloans and of the whole Startup Nation Community has been a big part our ability to get this far! As a special thank you to I`d like to offer the Startup Nation Community a special discount of their own. When making a purchase on www.sterlingpear.com just enter the promotional code "startupnation" and we`ll give you an additional 10% off your purchase."
Thanks Startup Nation!
Sterling Pear11/30/2007 9:30 PM