Business Spotlight – Pleash


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Today we are bringing a business spotlight to you from the company Pleash. What is a Pleash you ask, well just like it sounds —> it’s a leash purse! Who wants to lug around their heavy purse when you can insert your main necessities into the Pleash and just start walking! No shoulder strain, More movement! Let’s find out more about the Pleash with my exclusive interview with the founder, Lynn!

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*What is the name of your business?
Pleash

*Who is filling out this interview?
Lynn Mizell, the founder

*How long have you been with the company for?
2 years

*How long has your business been around for?
2 years
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(Photo Credit: http://www.prettypleash.com)

*Why was it started?
A co-worker was saying at work one day that she wished someone would design a leash that held all the stuff you need when walking dog, including a cell phone. I have sewn and designed for over 40 years so I came up with a design. I also came up with the name “Pleash.” I have trademarked the name. (That’s where being an attorney helped.) Pleash is a combination of the words “pocket”and “leash.”

The Pleash works especially well in warm climates, like Charleston, SC, where people walk dogs wearing clothes without pockets. I give a little more history on my website: http://www.prettypleash.com. See the “About Us” section.

*Do you have any animals?
It’s funny, but right now I do not have dogs. I have two cats, and fostered my first litter of kittens over the Christmas holiday. At the time I first started thinking about “Pleash,” I had two dachshunds that I walked twice a day, everyday for sixteen years. They both died by the time I made my first Pleash. Dog walking with them would have been infinitely easier if I had a Pleash back then. The Pleash has a built-in
carabiner to easily clip keys on. I recommend having a spare made and “dedicating” it to the Pleash. That way you will never lock yourself out of the house, which I did at least three times. I have learned, from doing trade shows, that this is a something that happens to a lot of dog walkers at some point in time.
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*What do you specialize in?
I sell the Pleash online but I also have designed a “Pleash Pocket” that I sell at shows and will add to my Etsy site soon. Pleashes can be made to a custom length if people order off the Etsy site.

*What inspires you?
I have always been creative and I am happiest when I creating whether it be painting, drawing, sewing, making jewelry, cooking– well, you get the idea.

*What do you plan to accomplish with your business in 2015?
I would like to at least double sales from 2014, which was my launch year. I launched the project in August of 2014, when the year was over halfway over. I did not get the volume of Christmas sales I had hoped for. I hope to do better in 2015.
IMG_1824*Do you do any charity work?

I love charity work and make that a regular part of my life. Since starting Pleash, I give regularly to rescue organizations. I am particularly supportive of non-profits that connect veterans with rescue animals or organizations that seek to reunite soldiers with their combat kanine companions.

*Come Connect With Pleash:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pleash
Website: http://www.prettypleash.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrettyPleash
Pinterest:www.pinterest.com/lmmizell/pleash-and-other-pet-products
Other: Etsy

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog?: Yes
*Do I have permission to use the photos from your site?: Yes

 

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