Behind the scenes with company workers, and valuable contributors, Megan B, Emily M, Taylor N, and Joe R. Adopt-A-Wreath
What product should we produce? <ul><li>Ms. Searcy’s TAG class had a tough time figuring out what the product should be. We had several ideas which included bookmarks, sticky note holders, or wreaths. We took a vote and the outcome was that we would make seasonal wreaths. After that we got straight to work on them. </li></ul>
How did we advertise our product? <ul><li>Marketing your product is one of the most important things to do. That way you can make sure people know your product is out there. We chose several different ways to advertise our wreaths, which included; a commercial on WMPE News, a website, an ad in the Mustang Flyer, and we had order forms around the school. </li></ul>
What should we do with the profit ? <ul><li>We decided that we should use the profit to benefit the Adopt-A-Stream organization, since our TAG class was monitoring the health and well-being of the stream in Leitha Thompson Park. </li></ul>
How did the company find the money to purchase materials to make our product? <ul><li>We got a loan from the school for $75 to start the business, and then we paid them back after a couple weeks in business. We also took orders so that we may spend our money wisely, and not waste supplies. </li></ul>
How did the company workers create the product? <ul><li>First we had to learn how to work together, and then we formed an assembly line in the following order: </li></ul><ul><li>Cut the fabric in to neat squares </li></ul><ul><li>Stuffed fabric into the wreaths </li></ul><ul><li>Added candy with pins on to the wreaths </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Control (made sure all the wreaths looked nice from every angle) </li></ul>
What was easier than we thought it would be? <ul><li>We had a certain date set that we needed all the wreaths by, December 4 th . It was a lot easier to make all the wreaths in that amount of time than we thought it would be. There were about 60 wreaths to be made in a couple of days. </li></ul>
What things were harder than we expected? <ul><li>Cutting the fabric was definitely a challenge, we had to use pinking shears to cut the fabric without it fraying. Calculating our profits was not an easy job either, all that math made our brains hurt. </li></ul>
What would we do differently next time? <ul><li>We might try to create a wider variety of styles and designs to possibly bring in more customers, such as football teams, or colleges. We would definitely keep the seasonal wreaths, too though. </li></ul>
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