Business Name: Clinkers
Client Name: Brenna Pohlod
Client Term: Since November 2014
Client Website (under construction): http://clinkers-wf.com/wichita-falls/
Client Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClinkersWF

Clinkers provides custom designed and hand painted glassware for all occasions. Clinkers can take any idea, theme, color, logo, or dream and turn it into a glass. You can find Clinkers glassware for sale in retail stores in Texas and Oklahoma or you can sign up for a glass painting party and paint your own glass with a group of friends.

 

Brenna Pohlod, the owner of this sole proprietorship, first came to the SBDC in 2014 as a contestant in the IdeaWF business contest. She asked SBDC to review her business plan for the competition. Several SBDC counselors reviewed her plan and offered suggestions for improvement to the written plan. The SBDC was able to aid Brenna with the latest research and assist Brenna in fine tuning her business concepts and working through her financial projections.

Brenna ended up as a finalist in the IdeaWF competition and watched her business expand and grow into the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as into Oklahoma. In 2015, Clinkers grossed $41,363 in sales with a first year net profit of $4080. Employees are continually being added bringing the current count to one full-time and five part-time employees. Depending on funding, the projected income could well exceed $1 million by 2017 as the bridal industries and Dallas/Fort Worth areas will be targeted heavily in the marketing efforts.

Although Clinkers has been a bootstrapping operation and has not received any outside funding, the SBDC has continued to help Brenna focus her efforts and improve her business plan during another round of IdeaWF competitions. Her vision and enthusiasm are apparent and we expect Clinkers to continue its successful pattern of growth.

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