Warm Biscuit Bedding Company

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Warm Biscuit Bedding Company is a New York City based, woman-owned retailer of children’s bedding, furniture, fabrics, apparel, accessories, toys and gifts. Founded in 1998, Warm Biscuit Bedding was among companies featured in Crafting a Business: Make Money Doing What You Love by Kathie Fitzgerald.[1] Owner Vicki Bodwell was recognized as an outstanding female entrepreneur in 1999 by Victoria Magazine and in 2006 by Country Living.[2][3] Bodwell’s tips and anecdotes have been quoted in articles in The New York Times,[4] Entrepreneur[5] and CNET News,[6] among other publications. She has been a QVC guest host for Country Living Quilts.

Origin of the name[edit]

As explained by the owner, a memory from her Texas childhood was the origin of the company name. At bedtime, children were told to climb into their warm “biscuits,” or beds.[7]

Growth[edit]

From its inception as a home-based business, Warm Biscuit Bedding expanded to an office in downtown New York City with a workshop and warehouse in Oklahoma and then a larger remote facility in Colorado. Marketing initially through a mail-order catalog, the company later opened an online store. The product line featured retro fabric designs and grew to include a selection of custom, monogram and personalized items.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Kathie (2008). Crafting a Business: Make Money Doing What You Love. Hearst. pp. 64-67, 150, 160, 177, 182, 184. ISBN 978-1-58816-626-5.
  2. ^ Berry, Deborah Geigis (March 2006). “Vicki Mote Bodwell, The Warm Biscuit Bedding Co.”. Country Living. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  3. ^ (March 2007). “2006 Women Entrepreneur: Vicki Bodwell, One Year Later”. Country Living. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  4. ^ Rohrlich, Marianne (June 17, 2004). “A Revival in Personalized Branding”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  5. ^ Sherman, Aliza (February 12, 2008). “Sleeping Your Way to Improved Sales”. Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  6. ^ Stefanie Olsen (July 18, 2008). “Blogging and Bringing Home the Bacon”. CNET News. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  7. ^ “Vicki's Studio” (About Us). Warm Biscuit Bedding Company. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  8. ^ Rohrlich, Marianne (June 17, 2004). “A Revival in Personalized Branding”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-17.

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