"Seeing the bustling community markets and locally made goods was the highlight of my emprise."
I often sought out the shops that were hidden like treasure among the twists and turns of obscure streets. Just like my parents, these shop owners took pride in their quality and wanted their customers to know where their goods came from and how much care went into the creation process.
Upon returning to Japan and moving to Tokyo, I discovered so many hidden gems that struggled to thrive in a highly competitive market. In this day and age, we rely heavily on word of mouth via social media and video platforms to seek out honest reviews of the brands we love. Seeing that Japanese brands fell short in the social media marketing arena, I began my first business to help spread that passion and pride in quality to customers around the world.
“Customers knew exactly what they were buying as well as how and where it was made.”
They also gained a sense of satisfaction knowing their money was fueling their local economies by supporting small businesses and local manufacturers. After 7 years of success with introducing Japan to the world, I want to provide that same platform to local small businesses around the globe. That very desire and passion ignited Starloc, where we believe quality should never be replaced by quantity. Starloc promises to only feature brands that embrace craftsmanship and quality, with locally made products, so customers know their money is going back into those local communities. We hope to help small businesses around the globe, which in turn creates a long-term cycle of high-quality sustainable growth within their local communities. Starloc, where products are locally made and globally loved.
The world around us is changing. Small business owners must quickly adapt to new technologies in order to thrive in our numbers driven society. Often times, quality and craftsmanship are sacrificed to meet company quotas and max out profits. However, we believe quality should never be replaced by quantity. In our fast-paced technological world, customers want to know what they are buying, how it was made, who’s associated with the brand and who their money is funding. With the convenience of social media, customers can find genuine reviews and authentic recommendations with a single click. Starloc envisions a world where small business owners never have to sacrifice quality to make ends meet. By providing a transparent marketing platform where small business owners easily have access to the tools and know-how of industry professionals, the real stars of our local communities can truly shine.
The mission of Starloc is to highlight the stars of our local communities by providing small businesses a platform where experienced influential marketers and local entrepreneurs can easily collaborate. Influencers financially benefit while supporting only the local brands that they love and want to see grow. Starloc only features brands that embrace craftsmanship and quality, with locally made products, so customers know their money is going back into those local communities. Customers also benefit with genuine reviews from influencers who only push the brands and products that they actually love. Starloc seeks to create a long-term cycle of high-quality sustainable growth.