Mom Turned Burpees Into a Business

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Small Business Spotlight: Baby Be Hip

Who: Colleen Mook, @babybehip

What: Personalized baby gifts

Where: Horsham, Pa.

When: 2002

How: After the birth of her first child Molly, Colleen Mook purchased baby products with her daughter's name on them. She soon began selling her own product, personalized burp cloths, out of her home. Thus, Baby Be Hip was born. Now with an expanded product line and thousands of customers, the business operates out of a 2,000-square foot facility.

"I was so proud of my daughter and the name we chose for her, that I wanted her name on everything," Mook said.

Baby Be Hip, which has seven employees, sells personalized bibs, blankets, tote bags, clothes and other baby items. Mook said corporations make up a large portion of her customers, something she did not expect when Baby Be Hip started.

Quote from the owner: "We work really hard to differentiate ourselves through customer service and high quality. Baby Be Hip just started slowly growing on its own. It has more potential now than ever before."