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...
One of the rewards of working with young entrepreneurs is that the potential for the company is without limits. We started, of course, with Poketti Plushies with a Pocket, stuffed animal pillows with a useful back pocket to hold your phone or notebook. But the vision has always been based on the model of Hello Kitty or Rilakumma, where we'd have accessories and other products under the Poketti brand.
We have already created a pocket-sized notebook, stickers, greeting cards, and a brand-new activity book filled with coloring pages and puzzles. Everything we create is meant to extend the value of our brand experience....
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...
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)
We are proud to announce that Poketti Plushies with a Pocket has won a 2015 Family Choice Award — for "producing an extraordinary product that makes a positive difference in the lives of our families."
The "Family Choice Awards" recognize the best in children's and parenting products. Now in its 20th year, the "Family Choice Award” is one of the most coveted, family friendly consumer award programs in the nation.