June & January recently won the Totally Awesome Award for “Most Awesome Must-Have Finishing Touches. “We spoke with Amy Richardson, the founder of June & January to get the inside scoop about her business.
Red Tricycle: Your community recently voted you “Most Awesome in the National Must-Have Finishing Touches category,” what do your customers value most about your business?
Amy Richardson: Our customers buy from us because we have amazing basics at an affordable price point — but they come back because we have incredible customer service.
RT: What do you want people to know about your businesses that they don’t already know?
AR: We’re a team of 9 but we all operate from different cities/states! We don’t have a traditional HQ or office, which makes our achievements even more exciting!
RT: How did your business get started and what was the motivation?
AR: In 2011 the business started to fill a void for solid colors for baby blankets and hats. At the time, the long term goal was to do a craft fair!
RT: Tell us, what do you start your morning with: 1. coffee 2. tea 3. mimosa 4. water 5. all of the above.
AR: Coffee coffee coffee!
RT: What is the most awesome thing a customer has ever done for you?
AR: Our customers are loyal and we’ve built an incredible online community. We’ve had customers send birthday presents and Halloween treat bags for our kids.
RT: How you keep your stress levels down?
AR: I love running!
RT: What’s your secret superhero power as a business owner?
AR: My team! I am good at a lot of things, but NOT good at a lot of other things and my team is incredible.