So, a few years ago I did a fitness boot camp. I loved it. Well, all of it except for the actually getting up and going to it part, 5:00 is just too early.
Yesterday, I went to an entirely different boot camp. This was a women’s boot camp for entrepreneurs. We took our small business (Rad Crafts) and set up a booth in the vendor area and then attended the speakers… We only sold a few things, but we gave out about a million cards and spoke with tons of other small business owners–although, I don’t think ours is even big enough to consider small, we’re more like a minuscule business. I think it was good. Our booth looked great! We didn’t have space for our clothing rack so we couldn’t display many of our clothes, but we made use of the space we had–photos will have to follow. I feel like we are getting to be experts at setting up our displays.
In a couple of the sessions, I also felt like we were already experts… They were talking about social media… and we’ve been doing the right things (in case you didn’t know, you can follow us on face book or on twitter ). And in another session they were talking about the brand of “you”. I feel like we are just doing what we like & know. So the brand already is “us”. We make cute stuff.
But, there were other areas that were way over our heads. We don’t have any extra insurance, we don’t have credit card terminals, we don’t have a team that we need to be better leaders of…
Overall, I thought it was a good day. I got to hang out with one of my BFF’s & talk about the cute stuff that we create. I think that we already know the next steps that our tiny business needs to take. It’s just a matter of fitting them in on top of all of the rest of life. For Renee, that means work, school, volunteering. For me that means, kids, the house… Fortunately, I think that Rad Crafts has actually helped me do those other things better. It gives me more energy than it takes.
So, with that, I’ll get going with my day. The craft we’re doing here today will not be for sale. It’ll be for lovers… 😉 We’re making Valentine’s Day cards for our boys to take to school tomorrow.
Love you all!