Hello! This is my first post. So what do Loobalee and Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks, have in common? Not much, except that my passion for Loobalee is similar to my passion for Starbucks coffee. That and the fact that my vision of the Loobalee marketplace for gently used, designer children’s clothing came to be over something like 7,500+ cups of Starbucks coffee (approximated since 1992).
Today I heard at my local Starbucks that there is a company-wide contest among its stores to sell the most coffee this week. The winning store gets a visit from and taste-testing with Howard Schultz. Since I was the first customer at “my” Starbucks when they opened, I have been invited by the friendly manager there to participate as an honored guest (of course they have to win first). While the employees are each incented with the prospects of winning an Apple iPod Touch. I hope they succeed because I personally would love to just chat and sip coffee with Howard.
Not only do I love Starbucks coffee, but I love their stores. They provide me a comfortable and uplifting place to do my work and socialize, and serve as a source of daily delight and ongoing inspiration. I would absolutely revel in the opportunity to join Howard Schultz with a tall, bold, black coffee (my usual drink), and obtain his advice on how to build a successful, fresh, creative company – one that has the power to move the soul of the world!
So, off to buy some pounds of Starbucks coffee (to help “my” store win!). I’m on my way! And, with the close of this post, so is Loobalee! Stay tuned. We have lots in store – an exciting new approach to buying and re-selling gently used children’s merchandise.
Join me for a cup of coffee now and then while you check out our Daily Jubilee, other fun stuff, and our ongoing construction updates.
– Posted by: Suzanne Rielle, Co-Founder Loobalee.com