To honor Scrapbooker’s Club House 3rd year in business, I have asked Nicole Drewniak(Owner) aka “da Boss Lady” to share with us a bit about how SBCH got started and what it is like to own an online scrapbooking store….here is her story:
How It All Began
We thought you might be interested in finding out how Scrapbooker’s Club House was “born”. Back in 2004, I had my second child and had no interest in going back to my regular job that I had had for the previous 8 years. Both of my children were also ill a lot of the time (we didn’t know why) and I knew my employer would not be sympathetic to me having to spend so much time at doctor’s appointments.
The decision to leave my job was relatively easy but I was still interested in pursuing a career. I thought often of working for myself but I wasn’t sure which avenue I wanted to take as I wanted to be sure I would be able to juggle family and work.
An online business seemed to be the way to go. I could create my own hours and still be at home for the children. With a lot of research and the help of a friend who was already in business, I opened Scrapbooker’s Club House in September of 2004.
I will be honest. I was incredibly naïve about this business. It is not easy. It takes up as much time as any full time job outside the home, the competition is massive, and the hypocrisy is shocking. I have seen several stores come and go in the last 3 years for various reasons and I am thankful that we have such great customers that support us. We are not the biggest store out there but we strive to provide the best service possible. We are learning everyday and hope you will continue to walk along with us in our journey.
I want to take a moment to thank my brilliant Design Team and our amazing DT Coordinator, Noella. These girls make it a pleasure to come to work each day! Your enthusiasm and dedication are to be admired.
Last, but not least, I thank my husband, Terry. He is the love of my life and I couldn’t do all of this without him. 1-4-3!
I hope you enjoy this blog and all the fun things we have planned for you! Pop by here and on the forum. We’d love to get to know you!