The Homecoming Business

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August 12, 2020

The first time I thought to myself that I wanted to make Homecoming Mums, it was really just for the love of the craft. I thought this will be a cool hobby while I built my career. Little did I know 18 years later not only would I consider myself a professional but I w...

August 12, 2020

When I met Jessica for the first time she displayed an immediate total commitment to building a sustainable business. I was truly overtaken by her drive and her passion to not only succeed but make a quality product she could be proud of. I have to say classic style an...

August 9, 2020

Creating beautiful things seems to come naturally to Claudia Torres. I met Claudia virtually a few years ago when she was starting her business and looking into joining Mums Inc. I would later meet her in person at her first Mums Inc. event. She is one of the sweetest...

July 8, 2020

I am not sure how often you get to meet people who are just a natural ray of sunshine. Recently I realized that it may seem like I am biased when I write about my members but honestly it is probably true. They are some pretty bad ass business women and fantastic design...

May 27, 2020

Like many other mum makers Summer Hegedus and her sister Ashley Buentello started out making mums for family and friends. Now 5 years later they are a full fledged homecoming mum operations catering to Spring, Texas and surrounding areas. Peachy Keen is also a full fle...

August 15, 2019

Sooner or later (although probably sooner since you’re reading this post) every mum maker will get that one student that wants to be different. They want a mum or garter, but they don’t want it to look anything even remotely close to the traditional mum. And hey, that’...

August 13, 2019

Meet Denise Mays of It's all about Mums in Lucas, Texas. Denise is one of those people that brings light and energy to just about anything she sets her mind to. Her attitude and love for this craft is truly infectious. She started her company about 10 years ago in 2009...

July 5, 2019

Once upon a time two mum makers came together to help each other out in a bind and the result is Mums Inc. Brenda Murphy, the owner of Awesome Mums contacted me one day to inquire about letters she needed for an order. She didn't have the time to drive to our very far...

Every year, we have discussions on Mums, Inc about negotiators. It can be bothersome to deal with people who want to negotiate the price you charge for your work. In some cultures, haggling is considered good manners. Unless you are selling mums at a flea market or you...

A couple years ago, when Facebook marketplace was introduced, I hopped right in and posted some mums for sale. I got a couple bites with, “How much?” I typically sent them to my website, which was not what they were asking for. They simply wanted the bottom line, how m...

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