In my business it's all about the referral. My clients are my greatest advertising. I have been lucky enough to meet and work with many amazing families over the years each sharing the experience we had with their friends growing my business. "Word of mouth" is ultimately the best way to connect on both sides.
Heard of the SoGood ? It's a new app that helps the word of mouth get out there a little easier. I am all about supporting local business and I want to be in the know when it comes to must haves around town. The "Charlotte Directory" is an ever growing list of great resources you need to know about. I would image it would be a great job to find the best of the best around town and then tell all my friends. That is just what founders Laura and Hillary are doing at the SoGood.
At the SoGood artists, designers, creatives and the like are showcased to add to your list of resources. In the line up, one of my favorite jewelry designers - Addison Weeks. Katherine Weeks Mulford and Lee Addison are graphic artists turned jewelry designers and creators of the brand. Their use of semi-precious stones set in 24kt dipped gold being their signature look. I came across their gems originally at Slate Interiors and fell in love. An amazing gift this Christmas - available at Splurge on Providence Road here in Charlotte and Granville at Phillips Place. (check out their website here for other locations), and currently being featured at Slate - right when you walk in the door !
photos by Taylor Mathis
Want to "get it together" in 2015. How about a professional organizer ! Precise Style is also featured. A Charlotte based residential organizing and lifestyle service committed to creating peaceful and efficient living spaces !!! Nice . . .
photos courtesy of their site
Planning a big event? A wedding perhaps? Ivy Robinson Events is also featured. Love her design eye (and she planned a pretty gorgeous wedding for Charlotte's Emily Maynard) !
photos courtesy of Ivy's site
And at the top of the indulgent list - a personal chef ! Food Love's Nikki Sawyer Moore offers catering, cooking classes - even private intimate dinners ! Sign me up.
Take a look at some of the other categories they are building. So convenient to have on your phone when out for the day looking for the perfect gift. At home, on the big screen, they make it easy to find help with bigger projects.
Artists You Need on Your Radar
Your 4 legged Friends
Event Planners, Party Places and Floral,
Designers and Local Taste Makers
All Sorts of Foods, Cakes and Goodies
Body and Sole
Stylists and Personal Shoppers
It's all SoGood . . . . and works something like this. On the app or the website you search by category to find "SoGood approved," businesses and products. It gives you a quick bio and contact information. The blog, on their website, elaborates a bit further and spotlights a person or business on the line up.
Founder's Hillary Crittendon and Laura Martin have created a network of of artists, makers and entrepreneurs whose skills, art, good and ideas to serve one purpose . . to make life SoGood !
I loved reading that this venture of theirs was literally a lifetime in the making. Friends in second grade, they spent years bonding over the mutual love of design, music and all things French. Just like your best girl friends, they relied on each other for advise from everything to boys, brands and college choices. As adults they have turned their idea into a business. They recognized the value of a "good list" and so do I, and so might you !
This is all about the best local has to offer. Traveling to Charleston, Richmond, Atlanta or Nashville? There is a list of there too and it's growing, including many travel destinations.
Download the App here !