Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Finally...The Announcement

So the time has finally come – the time to announce my new business venture. This has been in the works since about October 2008, but the majority of the work on getting everything going started about August of this year. I haven’t breathed a word of it to very many people, because I have a tendency to get excited about an idea, and announce it to the world, and then I lose my excitement and don’t follow through with the idea – and I end up looking like a dork. But, with this venture, I have really committed, and have a fully legal and established LLC. The fire was lit under me when I found out I was pregnant with #5, and I really wanted to be able to do something that would allow me to be with my children and still contribute financially to the household. So, without further adieu…

I am pleased to announce the launch of:
My Smart Hands – Phoenix
Sign Language Classes for Hearing Babies and Toddlers.

This has been an exciting and scary journey to get up and running – but I am thrilled! Aaron and the girls are extremely supportive - as we all have witnessed first-hand the benefits of signing with our youngest daughter. Since making this decision, I have taken formal American Sign Language classes, as well as a class on Early Childhood Language Development - and one of the first lessons included research on the benefits of signing with preverbal children!

I have my first location for classes locked down in Old Town Scottsdale, at the Art of Dance studio (www.artofdanceaz.com) – and since I’m still currently working full-time, the classes will be on Saturdays. But once the baby comes, my plan is to start offering weekday classes as well.

This is a link to my website – www.MySmartHands-Phoenix.com. I’m currently looking for additional class locations in North Phoenix, Central Phoenix, and Fountain Hills at this point – so if any of you that are local to the Phoenix area know of any locations that rent their space out, I would greatly appreciate the contact info.

I will be holding my first marketing booth at the Momma’s Organic Market (http://www.mommasorganicmarket.com/) this Saturday, November 21st from 9am to 2pm. Since I don’t sell an actual ‘product’ – I’ll be giving away free bubbles, Hawaiian leis, and stickers to the kids, and teaching them the signs for 'bubbles' and 'necklace'. I will also be accepting class registrations and selling gift certificates for classes as well.

A special "Thank You" to my grandma Billie for always telling me I could do anything I put my mind to. I thank God for all of the wonderful people He has put me in contact with that have helped me to make this busines possible. And I'm looking forward to the additional time I'll be able to spend with my children during their formative years.

Woo Hoo! Here we go! (I'm jumping out of the boat Alisa & Crissy!)


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Well congratulations and best of luck! I hope it's a HUGE success!

Unknown Mami said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!

I am not kidding you that I literally just finished watching a sign language video with my daughter. Seriously!

It's useful and also a great thing to do with your child.

I wish you much success! Congratulations.

Mama Mary said...

I'm proud of you and wish you all the best success with this new venture! :-)Go get it girl!

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Angela Hill said...

woowoo!! congrats on getting that started. I have been so curious about your business venture, I'm glad I finally know what it is..

Angela said...

How exciting. I wish you all the luck!

Anonymous said...

You go girl! That is so awesome. If I lived in the area I would sign up my little Monkey. He knows "Milk" and "more" and I think he almost has the hang of thank you..but not quite lol

Sanctified Together said...

You jump girl!!!! Woohoo!!! Tell us how it goes! I am praying for you!!!!


Faith Imagined said...

That is totally awesome!!! Sign language for babies really does work. I taught my first son to say food and more and mother in sign, and it was wonderful that he could communicate with me at such an early age.

I pray that God blesses your business and that you help many new mothers with this beautiful skill!

Precious Gems said...

Congratulations! Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless you abundantly :)