Get ready, this small business spotlight post for Bitty Bear Designs is really going to pull at your heartstrings!
The framework for Bitty Bear Designs started when one mama found herself spoiling her little girl with all things tutus and bows. Michelle figured she was simply saving herself money, but her friends were wondering why in the world she wasn’t selling her creations.
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Initially, starting a small business wasn’t in the plans, but things quickly changed when she and her husband almost lost their oldest child and only son to Type 1 Diabetes. They had no knowledge of their son’s pre-existing condition, and he ended up having to be admitted to the PICU. It took months of piling up hospital and doctors bills to get their little boy back to his normal self.
It was a terrifying time for her family. The bills came rolling in from the continuous appointments, and she ended up having to homeschool her son to monitor his health. Like the experience of most families, insurance doesn’t stretch nearly far enough..
Especially military insurance [Thanks Tricare].
Bitty Bear Designs was born in an effort to supplement income for her beautiful family.
There isn’t a Bitty Bear shop platform yet other than Facebook.
Any customers that mention they heard about the shop from Homegrown Happiness Co are getting 20% off of their order!
Who doesn’t want to support an awesome Army Ranger family’s business?!
Michelle mainly sells her custom shirts and tutus that are perfect for little girls to play dress-up or to wear on their birthday, but she has also completed a number of other personalized products!
When she isn’t working, she is chasing around her two kiddos or wrangling their two rescue pups. She manages Bitty Bear Designs and her husband is an active duty Army Ranger in Georgia.
The Lepkowski family is expecting another little girl in August 2020.
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