DirtRoadsMember Since 16 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 25 2016 10:10 AM
Pottery business - 4 years, buying 1st kiln in October 2010. 17 years retail business owner of Loftons Flower's & Gifts and a small multi million dollar mall chain called acesori (Yellow Box shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories), in malls in MS, LA, TN and AL. 5 years real estate investment banking - Managing partner Intercostal Equity Ltd; 10 years - assistant professor/instructor in marketing at 3 universities (Louisiana State Univ, Michigan State Univ, Univ of Michigan-Dearborn) (includes time in graduate school) Taught marketing research and consumer behavior. Dissertation: causal modeling of new product innovation acceptance.
Retail pottery & jewelry business open to public 6 days a week. Hours: 10am to 6pm. 1 Full time employee. 3 part time employees. Potters welcome to visit!
May 2014: 2 full time employees. December 2016: 7 employees, 2 full time, 5 part time
Mostly slab and hand built pieces. I throw some but not very much. 40% of sales from jewelry. About half of jewelry sold has clay findings.
December 2013: 50% of sales from jewelry, with only 5% of jewelry with clay findings, with majority made from import findings. December 2016: Jewelry sales 60% of business with no clay findings and expanded into wholesale jewelry business.
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- Age 58 years old
- Birthday June 1, 1957
MMO's like World of Warcraft. Beta tester for new WOW type games. Making the world a better place for feral cats. Helping teenagers and adults cope with and break free from video game addiction.
- Website URL http://www.dirtroadspottery.com