monday motivation

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. – David Rockefeller

monday motivation

You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance. – Lee Iacocca

Summer recap and “serenity now!”

Im at one of those moments in my life where I KNOW things happened, I just don’t know what to say about them.

Let me try to recap by month and list (I do better in life with lists!)

May

May began my true delve into testing out new looks for the brand. I began to research paper weights, tweak the design, and…essentially…spend lots of money. All in all I wasted over $600 in failed ideas for the line. I also began saving as much money as possible with the goal of going to Natural Products Expo and possibly NYIGF again, though I knew the deadlines had passed for booth spaces.

June

June began my attempt to purge as much of the old inventory as possible and to raise as much of the $8k I believed I needed to get to the trade shows as possible. Continue reading →

Monday motivation

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling. – Anita Roddick

Monday motivation

It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by — Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics. – Ren Mulford Jr.