One of the biggest benefits of Saltbox is our amazing community of doers and shakers. It’s easy to befriend fellow entrepreneurs in our hallways and network on the fly. However, as Saltbox grows and new locations open across the country, we realized that we needed a new way to connect Members in different states. Enter: our online Meet & Greet, in which Members from all locations introduce themselves, their business, and their superpowers. Members also have the option to share topics they want to learn more about, so we can all reach out with recommendations and resources.
On August 4, we held our second Meet and Greet event and were especially excited to include Members from the new Seattle SoDo location.
Cee Ng (our first Seattle SoDo Member!!) from Live Learn Dream opened the event with great news: her company was just incorporated that morning. Though Ng does many things from coaching and producing podcasts to writing blogs, she’s especially interested in doing more with apparel. Reach out if you want to talk shop!
Superpower: Funneling hyperactivity into productivity and creativity
Casey Morris from Scrub Soaps etc, one half of the power couple behind this brand, shared how Etsy, Instagram, and farmers markets provide the right platforms for his growing business and ever-evolving product line. For people who have beards, he recommends their line of beard oil, and for fellow shower-lovers, the shower steamers offer an easy and fun aromatherapy experience.
Superpower: Learning a new task quickly and making it more efficient
Turo Sanchez, founder of Triple D Gear, shared that his product was born out of the South’s need for a clear identity in the Hip Hop scene. The “dirty, dirty South” needed its own apparel line and Triple D arrived at the right time. Their best-selling hats can be found on fans all over Dallas, and Morris recognized Sanchez’s hat instantly. Sanchez came to Saltbox for many reasons, but was especially attracted to the extra steps that Saltbox takes to receive pallets when Members aren’t onsite.
Superpower: Being a social butterfly
Mark Titus of Eva’s Wild (Save backwards) is another one of our new Seattle SoDo Members, and sells a product very close to the heart of Pacific Northwesterners — sustainably-caught sockeye salmon. Before becoming an ecommerce entrepreneur, Mark created two documentaries about wild salmon extinction and conservationism, The Breach and The Wild. Check them out here.
Superpower: Slipstreaming, not getting attached to ideas or ways that don’t serve a purpose
Dr. Dionne Mahaffey is an organizational psychologist, psychotherapist, programmer, new ATL Saltbox Member, and founder behind Culture Greetings. While purchasing greeting cards, she realized that most of them did not feature people of color, so she set out to create a line of greetings made for diverse audiences by diverse artists. A few of the cards were even designed by artists for previous USA Olympic teams, as well as Dr. Mahaffey herself.
Superpower: Using the left and right side of her brain, bringing her dreams to life
The event was so popular, and went by so quickly, that we didn’t get to meet every entrepreneur, which is why we promise to hold another Meet and Greet soon! Watch the full Meet and Greet, and sign up for future webinars here. Keep your eyes out for more member spotlights on the Saltbox Blog, and more articles about crowdsourcing, venture capital, and overall financial strategy — the most popular topics requested during the event.
Saltbox is the Modern Warehouse for digital commerce companies. With our purpose-built network of flexible warehouses in major metropolitan areas across the country (currently open in Dallas, Seattle and Atlanta with many more about to open this year), we are powering the ecommerce economy and the next generation of entrepreneurs by democratizing access to essential operations and logistics infrastructure. From flexible and smartly designed warehouse and office suites to on-demand services like our Elastic Workforce, Fulfillment, and even photography studios Saltbox solves some of the most critical challenges ecommerce entrepreneurs face when starting, growing, and scaling their businesses.