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Yagpad Designs LLC dba Morewood and Yager

Name: Minerva Yager

Location: Tucson, AZ 

Type of Business:
Manufacture and Retail furniture

What does your business do?
Manufacture and retail of handcrafted furniture we are involved in all aspects from beginning to finished product.

When and why did you start the biz?
Started with the Morewood and Yager furniture brand in October 1991.

How Many People are in your Company?
5 people involved manufacturing and retail combined.

Where's your office?
A brick and mortar retail-office location.

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
Business slowing down in the spring-summer months. We are very busy in the fall-winter when "snow birds" come to Arizona we do consider much of our business seasonal.

What's the most fun part?
Being a family owned business, building a great reputation with our quality. Our loyal employees starting with us on this venture many years ago and still working with us, we are a big family. Creating heirloom furniture for each and everyone of our customers giving them the best customer service experience creating long lasting business relationships.

Anything you would have done differently?
I would have done better planning and focusing more on technology growth, finding other markets through the correct channels for growth.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Ecommerce is growing every second we want to grow through these channels.

What advice do you have for others?
Always look to the future, grow with each experience. Believe in your product do not undersell your quality, sell with passion. Build loyal relationships in business and personal life, never burn your bridges. BE HUMBLE! Always be open to advice and learn how to give advise, observe. Life is about love, patience,learning, teaching,building,nurturing all the little things in life that are given to you for free!

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Networking through Idea Cafe to grow our brand, we are looking for new ways to sell our fine quality furniture with so many markets out there looking for furniture that will last for generations to come.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
Preparatory school

Prior jobs or business?
Worked in this business for over 25 years.

Favorite Food?
My homecooking.

What are your pets' names?
No pets

Do any of these pets help with your biz?

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
My husband(10.28.14)was my teacher and supporter when we started together. We both build this business from the beginning,we taught our children, now grown they live and learned the family business.

Anyone you publicly want to thank?
So many Thank You's to my wonderful husband Marc I miss you so much every day. Thank you to my children Yvann, Winston and Emily always supporting,teaching and believing in me!

Contact Info:
Minerva Yager
4525 E. Skyline Dr Suite 133B
Tucson, AZ 85718



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