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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

Well isn’t this smart: A fitted sheet that stays put with Velcro

Beddingo claims it’s the first “reinvention” of the sheet in 100 years

Making the bed is the bane of everyone’s existence. It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 45—getting multiple layers of fabric to sit just right is an annoyance that we haven’t engineered our way out of—yet.

So it was only a matter of time before an engineer tried his hand at improving the bedsheet. Last year, Yonatan Guy quit his day job as an electrical engineer to create Beddingo, a clever update to the basic fitted sheet that he believes will save people time and frustration every time they change their sheets.

Beddingo involves two products: an elastic strap that hugs the outside of a mattress and has a Velcro strip on the corners, and sateen cotton sheets that has its own corner Velcro to attach to the strap. Instead of wrestling with a fitted sheet, you can simply pull it taut over the corner and it will stay in place. A set of one base strap and one sheet is going for an early bird price of $69.

So far Beddingo has blown past its goal on Kickstarter, which is, if nothing else, a testament to just how much people hate changing sheets.


Beddingo claims it’s the first “reinvention” of the sheet in 100 years

Making the bed is the bane of everyone’s existence. It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 45—getting multiple layers of fabric to sit just right is an annoyance that we haven’t engineered our way out of—yet.

So it was only a matter of time before an engineer tried his hand at improving the bedsheet. Last year, Yonatan Guy quit his day job as an electrical engineer to create Beddingo, a clever update to the basic fitted sheet that he believes will save people time and frustration every time they change their sheets.

Beddingo involves two products: an elastic strap that hugs the outside of a mattress and has a Velcro strip on the corners, and sateen cotton sheets that has its own corner Velcro to attach to the strap. Instead of wrestling with a fitted sheet, you can simply pull it taut over the corner and it will stay in place. A set of one base strap and one sheet is going for an early bird price of $69.

So far Beddingo has blown past its goal on Kickstarter, which is, if nothing else, a testament to just how much people hate changing sheets.

Beddingo claims it’s the first “reinvention” of the sheet in 100 years

Making the bed is the bane of everyone’s existence. It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 45—getting multiple layers of fabric to sit just right is an annoyance that we haven’t engineered our way out of—yet.

So it was only a matter of time before an engineer tried his hand at improving the bedsheet. Last year, Yonatan Guy quit his day job as an electrical engineer to create Beddingo, a clever update to the basic fitted sheet that he believes will save people time and frustration every time they change their sheets.

Beddingo involves two products: an elastic strap that hugs the outside of a mattress and has a Velcro strip on the corners, and sateen cotton sheets that has its own corner Velcro to attach to the strap. Instead of wrestling with a fitted sheet, you can simply pull it taut over the corner and it will stay in place. A set of one base strap and one sheet is going for an early bird price of $69.

So far Beddingo has blown past its goal on Kickstarter, which is, if nothing else, a testament to just how much people hate changing sheets.


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.