Tell us a little about your product or service.
The Go! Towel is a poker chip-sized compressed 100% bamboo fiber towel that when as little as 3 tablespoons of water is added, expands to 14" X 20". Naturally anti-bacterial, organically grown, unbleached, undyed, unscented, super soft, very absorbent and compostable, the Go! Towel is for single use or machine wash it and use it again. Use it anytime, anywhere for bathing, freshening up or cleaning up. Toss 'em in purse, gymbag, tool chest, tackle box, drawer or pocket. Clean up, cool down, they're easy to carry, easy to use, they're the Go! Towel. I can do private label, so they're great for promotional use, especially "green" businesses and for travel, spas and hotels.
How did you start your company?
I started my company when I became interested in bamboo fiber, its beauty and its positive impact on the planet. Originally, I was going to start a t-shirt business but then the product was shown to me by the developer and I fell instantly in love, so I became the exclusive international distributor for it.
What or who inspired you to go into business for yourself?
Entrepreneurial blood runs through my veins on my father's side. I've always enjoyed working for myself, even if it's financially precarious at times. I think it's well worth the effort because the rewards are so exciting when they happen. I love going to work every day and watching my business grow.
What were some of the startup hurdles you overcame?
Bamboo is still really new in the world of textiles here in the U.S. People only know it as a plant or maybe as used for interiors. So educating people and getting the word out on it has been my biggest challenge. Once they see and feel the product they completely flip out for it. No one can believe that bamboo could be so soft and have all these amazing attributes that cotton can't even come close to.
How has LegalZoom helped you in starting up your business?
They have saved me literally thousands of dollars in legal fees. I never would have been able to start my business if I had gone to a lawyer to have all the work done, there simply would not have been any of my start-up funds left.
LUXE BAMBOO is the home of the GO! TOWEL. The Go! Towel is a poker chip-sized compressed 100% bamboo fiber towel that when as little as 3 tablespoons of water is added, expands to 14" X 20". Naturally anti-bacterial, organically grown, super soft, very absorbent and completely biodegradable, the Go! Towel is for single use or machine wash it and use it again. Easy to carry, easy to use, it's a Go! Towel. My mission as a business owner is to introduce people both to the amazing virtues of bamboo fiber, but also the positive impact it can have on the environment.