One of my favorite parts of this job is personal shopping - I love to pick out the perfect laptop bag or business tote for my customers. I also love to hear my customer's stories about their business lives - the ups, the downs, the triumphs, the drinking to forget.
So I thought it would be fun to combine my love of personal shopping with my love of personal stories and create a contest!
Here's the deal - between now and March 15, you tell us your occupation, laptop size (if you have one) and your 10 most memorable business experiences in the comments below.
Based on what you share with us, we'll send you an email recommendation for what we think would be your ideal career bag (plus a special discount code!).
After March 15, we'll pick our favorites of the lists you've submitted and give you all a week to vote for the one you like the best. Whoever gets the most votes wins their ideal career bag!
We'll only use your email to send you your laptop bag recommendation - I promise we won't auction off your email address or give it to someone who wants to sell you a timeshare in Boca Raton.
In your comment, make sure you include:
- Your occupation
- The size of your laptop (if you have one)
- Your 10 most memorable business experiences (good, bad, ugly)
Be sure to leave your comment by March 15! Here is my list to help you get inspired:
I am an online retailer and laptop bag designer and I carry a Mac Book. And my 10 most memorable business experiences are:
- I once pulled a file folder out of an attache case and out flew a tampon across a conference table full of men.
- In 1989 my wholesale company won a national sales contest for most products sold.
- I designed one of the first line of business cases for women in 1994 and sold it to a major luggage company(Hartmann Luggage) After signing the contract, I took a shot of tequila and jumped up and down on the bed in the hotel room.
- Resigning my position at Hartmann Luggage because selling out to big company was not what I thought it would be.
- I negotiated a licensing agreement with Rawlings Sporting Goods Company in 1999. When we were awarded the license all of the guys in the company were taking bets on whose idea it was. They all thought that it was my husband's idea and were shocked to find out it was mine.
- I got our first line of business cases for women in Macy's New York and did a personal appearance at the Herald Square Store (my 15 minutes of fame).
- Opening my first showroom in the Dallas Trade Mart in 1982.
- Doubling the size of my first showroom 2 years later.
- Selling my showroom to a competitor in 1990.
- The day I quit my job of 16 years to start Careerbags.com. Really scary and really exciting and the best business experience I have had so far!