The Business of Building Young Entrepreneurs — CEO

Introducing Poketti Plushies Series2

Smaller. Cuter. Brighter. Smarter.

Hello from Sydney and Toni, co-founders of Poketti! Since launching our company on Kickstarter in 2013, we have worked really hard to build our business — and we have you to thank for our success! 

We've learned so much on our journey so far, and have received incredible support and advice from professionals in the gift and toy industries. Today, we're so excited to announce Poketti Plushies with Pocket Powers: eight adorable new characters that capture the valuable lessons we’ve learned as young entrepreneurs.

Poketti Plushies with Pocket Powers are designed...

The Elevator Pitch in 5 Steps by The Poketti Girls

The most important thing Sydney and Toni have learned as young entrepreneurs is BE PREPARED. You never know who you might meet, or what opportunities may arise — big or small — so you have to be ready for anything. And readiness brings confidence, and that alone is worth the effort. 

While we were visiting AmericasMart Atlanta for ICON HONORS this summer, the girls learned first hand how important it is to be able to explain their business quickly and effectively. With Poketti in hand (which often invites a conversation), Sydney and Toni met editors, buyers, sales representatives, reporters, notable executives in the gift and toy industry, and...

Developing a Winning Brand: Reflections on Poketti's ICON HONOR for Branding

We had a wonderful start to our summer. On July 9, Poketti received the honor for Branding at AmericasMart Atlanta's ICON HONORS, an annual event that celebrates innovation in the gift industry. It was a world-class event with 900 people in attendance, and an experience Poketti's young entrepreneurs will never forget. 

It started one day in April when I received an email from AmericasMart Atlanta, calling for entries for the 6th annual ICON HONORS. AmericasMart Atlanta is a thriving mecca for the gift and home industry, with three enormous buildings housing both permanent and temporary showrooms. It's also host...

How to convince your parents to buy you a Poketti Plushie!

Summer for Sydney and Toni, co-founders of Poketti, means getting some creative work done for their company. They especially love fulfilling orders, and we just haven't had enough of those lately to keep them satisfied. So, we put Poketti on sale (just $12.99 for a limited time!), and made this video for all the kids out there whose parents need a little "convincing." Beware parents, it always seems to work on me! 

Enjoy! And please tell your friends about our business -- the girls put some love in every box!

-Kris (loving mom, terrible actor)