Team: Sean, Shelby, Rachel, Sydney, Lindsey P, Bessie, Anna-Leigh, Caitlyn, Jazz , Ciara, Wanda, Caroline, Lindsey E, Allie
The 4th Quarter is always our busiest time of the year. The business is doing better than ever before in 2020, and we couldn’t do it without the team. This quarter we were named to the Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing private companies in America! We are already past last years total sales, and we’re very excited about the future of United Monograms and beyond!
We just had our Q3 Company Meeting and it was great to have the team together! We didn’t have a meeting last quarter because of the virus, so we were definitely due to get together and get the team on the same page.
We discussed many important things after taking our traditional team selfie (everyone was smiling under their masks!) It’s always so great to get the team together, especially when we have new team members. We looked back at the beginning of the year where we discussed growing the business into 2020, and we’re happy to say that our revenue is up 41% compared to the first half of 2019! We also discussed hiring an operations manager that we now have on board.
Our main goal is for Chad Sponseller, the Operations Manager, to be able to run the show. This entails handling the many details involved in getting all of our orders out the door to our customers with the best quality, and in the quickest time possible. We have made some progress towards this but still have a way to go. We’re excited about getting to this point in Q3. Once this is accomplished we can start building a serious powerhouse sales division.
As always, we appreciate the hard work of our employees, and let them know the company would be nothing without them. If everyone can care about the company, it will make all the difference in continuing making our company special. We need people to step up and become leaders in the company!
We went over the importance of being able to change quickly, and how that’s a huge advantage we can have as a smaller company (for now!). We’re ready for big things to happen in 2020 & Beyond!
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2nd Quarter of the year is here! So many sales. We need to grow and hire! United Monograms has risen as the leading brand in our company. We are selling embroidered AND digitally printed ‘Graphic Monograms’ to preppy & personalized girls in the south and across the country. Usually the 1st quarter is our slowest of the year, but this Q1 2017 had our production MAXED OUT. We just invested in another embroidery machine & DTG printer and may need to get more to handle our very busy summer season. Business is tough, but I am confident our team can push through this and keep growing.
The theme at our 3-month company meeting was that we all need to be PUSHING the company forward. Chatting & Relaxing around the office are not an option. We set a company goal of shipping out 25,300 packages in the 2nd quarter. If we get there, each employee will get a $400 bonus! We had a goal & bonus incentive in the first quarter for 16,300 packages. Unfortunately, we came up a little short. I expressed to our team that if we would have had 15 more packages a day, we would have hit the goal! I reminded everyone that a little extra effort would have done it. This isn’t a normal job where you clock in & wait for the time to pass, we are a small company growing against all odds! Also, this goal is a TEAM GOAL. From Shelby & Myself running the sales, to Austin, Travis, Anna-Leigh & Summer running the embroidery room, to Rachel & Haden running the DTG Room, to Theresa & Jason packing everything up- Everybody’s effort matters! It’s a chain and each person responsibilities flow over to the other departments.
I want all of our employees to remember not to take this for granted. It’s a miracle that our company is growing- 90% of companies in America have failed after 5 years, but not us! #StayInspiredPeople #WorkHard
VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS QUARTER’S COMPANY SELFIE! WILL IMPROVE NEXT QUARTER!
“We set every company record in those final days including a 3 day stretch- December 16th, 17th, 18th- where we averaged over 1,001 packages per day- 1,001 and ONE to be exact. That’s A lot.” – Sean
“Ya know, I never thought I would be selling girls clothing when I first started this whole thing.” – Sean
“Marley Lilly- The size of their company alone makes me confident there is plenty of room for growth with the United Monograms brand alone- especially when their customers start shopping with us! Ya know, Switching their loyalty- because we’re better…” -Sean
“The United Monograms Facebook page is coming up on 250K likes, Instagram has another 50K, We recently went over 80K subscribers on our email list, and our Holiday Video had over half a million views in less than a month! I think this is a Big Deal. Then, After ‘United Monograms’ becomes #1 in this industry, we can still keep growing ‘Lowery Brands’ as a company with our other brands and entirely new audiences. As long as humans keep wearing clothes, I’m thinking our business will have new markets to attack.” -Sean
“When people ask you where you work I want you to proudly say… I work at Lowery Brands! It’s a new ecommerce company who grew to over 2 million dollars in sales in just its first few years- I’m one of first 10 employees- check out my about me page on LoweryBrands.com!” – Sean
“So, YES! Overall, I am very excited about what we have accomplished, and I am even more excited for another amazing year of business success in 2018. I want to double our sales again to 5 Million! And I look forward to doing it with you guys- let’s make this a special year!”