We would like to thank each and every one of you that has helped make this venture a success and we get excited every day when we see you all post pictures of yourselves in our apparel on Facebook and Twitter. A special thanks to those 25 or so people that ordered holiday shirts. We made a donation to the Salvation Army in the amount of $200 thanks to you guys. Hopefully it's able to do some good for someone.
Being a small, one man business (Busstees LLC) in this economy isn't always easy. When you have a product that is embraced by so many people throughout the country and even the world (we've shipped to almost 10 countries worldwide now) it feels good and makes us realize that running a small business in a world of greed, giant corporations, and the rich always trying to get richer, can sometimes work out for the little guy.
Here is our story.....
Ball So Hard University apparel was created for the fans by the fans of sports of all types. Our main focus is currently creating fan based apparel for Maryland (and surround areas) based sports team, but we plan to expand to other teams in the future.
It all started with one football based shirt which was printed by a small one man, home based screen printing company (Busstees LLC). We thought it was a cool design so we decided to put it on Facebook to see if any of our friends or family would like one for themselves. To our suprise our friends and family members liked the design more than we thought and they began spreading the word as well. We started going viral at this point. Our shirt was then worn and plugged on Facebook and Twitter by several Baltimore celebrities and our original design even made the home page of BaltimoreRavens.com. After these plugs our popularity grew 10 fold overnight and we even made the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders entire squad their own custom BSHU Cheerleading shirts (Cheerleaders ball so hard too!).
A few days later, we realized our popularity was growing via people spreading the word on Twitter and Facebook we decided that Ball So Hard University was deserving enough of a full clothing line that covered more than just football because let's face it....all ahtletes Ball So Hard. The popularity was so great that we (Brian, Owner of Busstees LLC and his wife) had no choice, but to spend our 1 year wedding anniversary at home packing and shipping orders even though we had a trip planned for the weekend.
In the next few months we hope to expand our line into baseball and basketball and after that the sky is the limit. We've had requests for BSHU shirts for everything from golf to beer pong. We also welcome any new ideas. Contact us on Twitter at @BallSoHardTees. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for the support!