Archive for July, 2009

Not Sure? Two Words: Fabric Swatches

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

I just spoke with a customer that was trying to decide on some different fabrics.  For her, seeing the fabric made all the difference.

Our website is very helpful and you can many times place your order without seeing the actual fabric/product beforehand.  However, so many times being able to see the actual fabric ultimately drives your purchasing decision.

For that reason, we highly recommend you order fabric swatches from us prior to placing your order.  You’ll see the area to order fabric swatches on every single product page on our website.  So, if it is a page where you can add a bumper, sheet, or some other product to your shopping cart–you can also order the swatches.

Jonathan

Carousel Designs Featured in Fortune and CNN Money

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Carousel Designs was recently featured in an article by Fortune Small Business Magazine / CNN Money. The article focuses on the company’s ongoing growth efforts led by Allan Sicat and Jonathan Hartley, the company’s President and CEO. Selected as the July/August 2009 Small Business Makeover recipient, Fortune and CNN Money solicited the assistance of 3 external business consultants to provide practical advice on business obstacles the company leaders face.

Specifically, these consultants provided insight and shared their expertise in the areas of brand marketing, finance, and inventory management. Because of the co-owner’s unique connection as West Point classmates and former Army officers, the article humorously and ironically relates their experiences in the baby bedding industry to that of a battle zone.

 Check out the article here:
http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/14/smallbusiness/baby_bedding_small_business_makeover.fsb/index.htm?postversion=2009071504

And the associated video here:
http://money.cnn.com/video/smallbusiness/2009/06/12/sbiz_makeover_baby_bedding.smb/

We hope you enjoy it. 

Allan Sicat and Jonathan Hartley at the Carousel Designs Manufacturing Facility in Douglasville, GA

Allan Sicat and Jonathan Hartley at the Carousel Designs Manufacturing Facility in Douglasville, GA