Client Spotlight: Deborah Manser

Etsy Shops:  Goldenbeequilts and DressingEllie

Meet our client Deborah Manser.  Deborah started two Etsy Shops, Goldenbeequilts and DressingEllie a couple of years ago. Her Goldenbeequilts shop features children’s nursery and toddler sized quilts, as well as some laptop throws and quilted totes for children, crafts, travel, and various uses.  Within her DressingEllie Etsy Shop, she has created boutique style little girls and toddler apparel.

Q&A

Q: Deborah, will you tell us a little about yourself?

A: I most definitely have the “creative gene” from my family members, two Artistic Painters, a Wood Craftsman, an Inventor and for myself, a Quilter and Sewist (for the last 50 years) and a mother of four.

Q: What inspired you to start your business?

A: My love of sewing inspired me to start my business. I’ve been told many times that I have the ability to blend colors and prints in an appealing fashion.

Q: What has been the most rewarding part of running your own business?

A: I am a highly motivated type of person, so I am quite involved with my 8 grandchildren, as well as maintaining my creative sewing business. The creative process is bottomless, and there is always something to look forward to.

Q: What was your biggest business challenge last year, and how did you or how do you plan to overcome?

A: My biggest challenge with my two shops is the marketing end of things. There is a lot to learn, and as many new Etsy Shop owners discover, there is no easy way to the top. Persistence is key in “being found” as an Etsy Shop Owner, while you are competing with, not hundreds, but thousands of other shops. I’ve finally begun to tap into this process and my exposure has increased greatly. The next step would be to expand and develop my own Website.

Q: Is there anything else that you think we should know?

A: I take great care at perfecting my handmade items. I appreciate the idea when someone spends their hard earned dollars to make a purchase and their complete satisfaction is my goal.

We recommend that you definitely check out Deborah’s two Etsy shops, Goldenbeequilts and DressingEllie at www.etsy.com. She has beautiful, quality handmade products and you can contact her directly through the Etsy site by “searching” her shop names. Deborah takes great care at perfecting her handmade items. She appreciates someone spending their hard earned dollars to make a purchase and a customer’s complete satisfaction is her goal.

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