Next Door Creations is a diversified creative enterprise invested in consumer-oriented businesses that promote well-being. From health and wellness initiatives to lighthearted children’s stories, Next Door Creations is committed to delivering an uplifting experience to the consumer, and focuses on building positive consumer brands from the ground up.
At Next Door Creations, we’re able to envision creative endeavors coming full circle from concept to actualization, positioning us to develop brands that are aligned with exponential growth and potential. We are actively seeking investors and partners who share this vision.
Giving back to the community has been an integral part of Next Door Creations’ business from inception. We are committed to donating a portion of proceeds to charitable causes and look forward to partnering with additional organizations as we continue to grow.
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Featured Portfolio Companies:
Oliver Poons Children’s Character
The Adventures of Oliver Poons is a new series of children’s books based on a lovable cat named Oliver. Happy, sweet, and enjoyable, these rhyming stories are sure to be cherished by your child and will become a favorite to read again and again. The Oliver Poons brand is expanding in 2015 to include character-inspired audio soundtracks, clothing, and stuffed animals. The first book in the series, Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat, can be purchased on Amazon and in select retail locations. Perfect for a baby shower, birthday gift, or children’s poetry lesson.
Ribbon Star Press
Ribbon Star Press is the publishing division of Next Door Creations. The first book in The Adventures of Oliver Poons series, Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat, was published by Ribbon Star Press in November 2014. Ribbon Star Press, located in Glastonbury, CT, offers consulting services as well as publishing services to authors of multiple genres. Ribbon Star Press seeks manuscripts that align with the Next Door Creations brand and aims to deliver an uplifting experience to readers through all of its publications.
Next Door Creations had its first product launch with the children’s book, Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat, in November 2014. Founder and CEO, Lauryn Alyssa Wendus, began her journey with Next Door Creations while recovering from over a two-year case of severe Lyme disease. She developed the name Next Door Creations to reflect the journey many new entrepreneurs encounter — knocking on doors, deciding which doors to walk through, and coming to the realization that sometimes the key to unlocking possibility has always been in your back pocket.
As it is often stated, change is the only constant in life. Life is full of twists and turns, and circumstances that seem set in stone can become nonexistent at a moment’s notice. The name Next Door Creations was inspired by the idea that no matter how things may seem in life, it’s important to always have faith that the next door of opportunity will present itself. Whether the “next door” is a spark of the imagination, an event you attend, or a person you meet, something, somehow, will always appear, and the opportunity to seize a new path will emerge. From there are infinite possibilities; endless ways to create something new.
-Lauryn Alyssa Wendus
Founder and CEO
The name Next Door Creations is also fitting for Lauryn because of a card from her childhood next-door neighbor, which she keeps on her bookcase for inspiration. Written for eighth-grade graduation, the note was a heartfelt farewell as the two parted ways for high school. The note reads, “I know you will be at the top of your class and I’ll probably read about you in the newspaper someday about being the youngest Nobel Prize winner or something. Just remember, I’ll always be right next door if you need me.” While the accomplishments may have been a little far-fetched, the idea has always spoken volumes to Lauryn. No matter what the “next door” of opportunity may be, it’s really the people you keep “next door” to you who are most important.