We are excited to share this podcast about the Comfy Cup featured on Chris Guillabeau's podcast "Side Hustle School". This opportunity came to us after submitting a query to Side Hustle School through HARO.
"I play football, baseball, and soccer and I wear my Comfy Cup™. The other cup I got with my sliding pants was hard and way too big...The padding in my Comfy Cup™ is soft and just the right size. Thanks for making the Comfy Cup™!"- Hudson B., age 7
“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once.”
- Mark Cuban
Over Spring Break, Kyler and his friends worked together using a 7-foot carpet roll, floral foam and a baseball to test the force of impact upon a Comfy Cup™ when it is hit with a baseball. Kyler, Wyeth, Elle and Logan had a blast filming this successful backyard experiment.
"Success is where preparation and opportunity meet."
This point in our journey marked a lot of anticipation and excitement. There was a lot to do before the Comfy Cups™ arrived. We needed to form an LLC, open a business checking account, set up a Seller Account on Amazon, purchase envelopes and labels for mailing, we needed to develop a business plan, create a website and social media pages, and of course print out some business cards.
We discussed the idea of having Kyler act as owner of Comfy Cup LLC. However, Kyler's young age complicated things and our accountant advised us NOT to register Kyler as the business owner....
"Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to balance, you must keep moving." -Albert Einstein
Before manufacturing could begin, we needed to decide how the Comfy Cup™ would be packaged. Many of the cups we purchased in the past were encased in a clear plastic that looked nice, but was difficult to open.
We decided a clear plastic bag with a nice header card would be economical and easy for boys and their busy moms to open.
In addition, we needed UPC symbols to print on the packaging. Most retailers expect their suppliers to uniquely identify their products—with barcodes (for products sold in stores) and with product id...