My name is Melissa Yamello and I am the sole owner/designer of my business, Storybook Studio. I originally started the business selling my handpainted shoes and clothing for children. I have recently decided to switch gears slightly, and market my line of craft supplies and kits.
I am so passionate about this customer service issue, I wish I could make a business out of it. You could! Provide customer service training and seminars. Are you as passionate about your current business idea?
I couldn`t agree more. I actually feel sorry for some of teenagers I know personally. I don`t feel that they`ve been prepared for the real world at all. They are either on the computer, or texting away on the their cell phones without even acknowledging anyone entering the room. They`ve got ZERO social skills and even less respect for authority. I feel that they are socially unprepared to function in the real world. It`s both sad and frightening to imagine what the future will hold for them. Parents and educators have certainly dropped the ball in many ways - but as they say hind sight is 20/20. As a parent who is raising young children, I just hope that the mistakes I make today will not create such major character flaws when they are adults.
Doormat - I have designed a creativity kit for children to apply designs to fabric using peel and stick stencils. Here is a link to the product:
I checked out and commented on your Elevator Pitch. Interesting idea!