Thanks to James Bond and Sex and the City, the martini glass is a chic pop- culture symbol. But for Renee Williams, the drink brings to mind something far-from-stylish: spills.
Not anymore. Last month, Williams launched Sipatiniz, a line of spill-resistant martini glasses.
“About two years ago, I started noticing that people carrying martini glasses were spilling their drinks,” says Williams.
“I was watching Donny Deutsch on The Big Idea. He said, if you see a problem without an answer, you’re probably not the only one,” says Williams.
“So I decided to survey my friends. I asked one question: When you think about a martini glass, what comes to mind? About 90 percent said spills. That’s when I knew I was on to something.”
The CNBC show, which dishes tools and advice for budding entrepreneurs, spurred her to take the next step. With cardboard and scissors, she created a prototype at home.
“I didn’t want to change the glass’ shape, because that’s what makes a martini,” she says.
“To keep the integrity of the glass, I decided to add a lip [along the edge] with a small opening for a straw or to sip straight out of.”
Photo by Dallas Morning News.
Start a local Social Media and online reputation business. No experienced needed! Only $99 to get started.
Our one-of-a-kind training program allows you to successfully enter the lucrative world of commercial financing.
Make residual income by providing online page one organic results that every small business needs to grow.
Amazing opportunity for only $500 in an industry that is prime for sales.
What could be better than earning up to 100% commission on the sales of exciting cruise and destination vacation packages?
Earn recurring monthly payments selling mobile websites and apps to local businesses.