TENDEN Michigan made
What's the big idea?
My idea is to take what i am making here in grand haven, michigan to the next level. I have been designing, making, and selling clothes for about 5 years. All over the USA, and about a dozen other countries. I am looking for help in building a website that will keep up with the competive market, funds to put together a large enough collection to travel to trade shows, and maybe even open up a brick and mortar store here in the midwest.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
Noble Denim out of cinncinati is comparable.
How are you different from that player?
I watch these companies grow, and eventually out source. I would like to keep all production in Michigan. I also make a wider variety of items.
How does this idea scale into a big business?
I believe in building the quality product on a larger scale once the demand is there. Requiring 10-20 employees to fulfill the need.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
I am the owner and designer, and actually the only employee. I have had 2 interns help here in there, mostly with marketing.
What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?
Build a solid website, and create a collection to take to regional trade shows.