Question of the day… Are you ready for School to start?
I know I am!
We’ve had two young girls bouncing around the house with loads of energy and a high propensity to be in all sorts of business. We’ve participated in swim lessons. Sold treasures at our Community Garage Sale. Packed (and unpacked) the car for Art Shows. Made our way to the Wild Animal Game Farm in Sequim, WA to feed bread to the deer, llamas, and bears. Took multiple swings of the tennis rackets on several local tennis courts. Broke in the new Bicycles. As well as visited the library for “Splat the Cat” books! Our latest adventure together was school clothes shopping. Am surprised our youngest did not wear her favorite outfit to bed last night 🙂
Am not ready to completely dismiss Summer for Fall, but am willing to present a “Welcome” sale for those of you who need a treat!!
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Promotion on Etsy Wanna-B-RockStar Shop:
On Sale now!! ** USE Coupon TAKE2 for these ITEMS ONLY by September 15th to receive $2 off your purchase!! **
Part of being a small business owner is learning about your tools and how to use them. There’s lots of trade materials to sift thru to learn “how to” create this or that, or how to hone a skill-set. You Tube has been posting all sorts of things from lessons on Oragami to jewelry making. It’s a wonderful reference library at one’s fingertips.
One of the tools that I often forget to use is the old fashioned telephone! How many of us pick up the phone & start dialing our customers to check in with them? I often find myself turning to email to do this. Why is it? Fear of rejection? Fear of sounding silly on the other end?
Working with my husband, I find myself on the phone calling his customers all the time. It takes a mere minute or two & it really does lend itself as a personal touch. Hmmm, maybe there’s a bigger lesson for me here?!
I have started beefing up advertising lately. This is the kind of activity can be done at any time, thank goodness. It takes a little more effort and time, but customers are seeing my products and ordering. One step at a time.