I am sure that you have heard the saying, “It is better to work for yourself…. the only way to succeed is to be your own boss.” I am sure that there are more statements said but you get the gist. I do believe that there is truth to these statements but how do you even get started, or what do you choose to do, how much money is it going to take, etc. I want to share our journey into the business world with you.
Over three years ago, my adorable husband came home from work with an idea. He worked at a Yoga Event at a private airport in Los Angeles with over a thousand people in attendance. It was a somewhat warm day and he noticed that the attendees kept using their cameras on their phone to check their appearance throughout the day. You know that they needed that perfect selfie or pose to show off later in the day on Instagram. Anyways, there were no bathrooms available and the lighting was all over the place with the sun coming through the hanger at different times of the day.
The idea hit him- these individuals all have their phones with them but not a mirror. I used to carry a mirror several years ago myself but not anymore. After hearing the idea, I did think it was a great idea but I told my husband to just keep thinking about it. At this time in our life, we had just bought a house and we’re saving up for our wedding. Throughout the next year or so, his idea would come back to both of us in different moments and situations we wished that we had a mirror with a light.
I think that after a year of thinking about something and not seeing that it already exists, we decided to do it. We decided to take a leap, start a business, and manufacture a product. Our business is ICU Designs and we believe that we have the best mirror cell case that also diffuses the light from your phone for you to see yourself in any lighting situation.
Please note that it took over two years to achieve a high-quality scratch-resistant acrylic mirror with two-tone light diffuser that has a modern design and that also protects your phone when dropped. We produced so many samples and prototypes until we felt that it was a product that we felt proud of and that was of high quality. Let’s just say, it was a lot to get to the final product which I will save that for another day.
Come check our love child, the ICU Designs cell case, and support our small business. Trust me, this cell case, is everything! Yes, we designed it but I truly use this case every day - even if it is to just check my teeth. Once you have our case for one day, you will love it and wonder how you ever lived without it.
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