We have really nice family friendly events in West Seattle. One of these my kids love is Treat or Treat in the Junction. We especially like it as a family now that streets a closed and it's combined with the Farmers Market. To use this occasion and also advertise for our young business I put our sandwich board on a cart and dressed up the cart and myself with many, many hats.
A line read "Wearing many hats? Come work with us at the Office Junction!". This line really speaks to me as a business owner, mother, entrepreneur, PTA member and active community members. Wearing many hats is what many of my friends are doing all day. And what we business owners just do day to day.
We immediately ran into some friends of my kids, from school, soccer, ballet, preschool. We also ran into our member Sarah dressed up as Snow White with one of her cute little boys dressed as one of the dwarfs.
While candy collecting many Junction visitors eyed our sandwich board and one man commented on how great the Coworking concept is and that we are way ahead and that Coworking will be a big thing in the future. Word. Word. He was excited to grab on of our flyers.
We made it all the way up and down the Junction, stopped at the Community School camp to pet a goat and a chicken and to say 'Hi' to my kids former teachers and director Sarah. My kids also enjoyed free ice cream from Huskies and my husband was very happy to also find some 'candy' (lamb breast and leek) for himself at the Farmers Market.
On the way back to the Office Junction a lady called out of her car she loved how creative the sandwich board on the cart is. Sometimes it might seem a little out there to wear company colors and shout out to the world what you have to offer, but I am really proud of what we offer at the OJ, wholeheartedly stand behind everything we do and would like lots of more people in West Seattle to benefit from it. And many still haven't heard of us.
I also like involving my kids in my business. My mom ran her business, a toy store, out of our house and there were always many jobs for me. I felt proud and this is probably also how I caught the Entrepreneur bug from my mom. Now my daughter is excited about my business and always wants to help out. It's not the easiest to come up with the ideal jobs for a 5 year old but I am excited she want to help and learn. So, our family outing was also a free course in business promotion. ;-)
Christine and Stefan, Co-Founder