I am in a little quandry about what to do next to grow my Etsy business beyond Etsy – or more importantly, how much can I realistically do.  I’ve always been one that wants to jump ahead and do it all NOW, NOW, NOW!!  So I’m taking a deep breath and really trying to step back and be cautious.  I met with two friends yesterday, both women have their own businesses, one is working on the craftier side.  We brainstormed and came up with some really fantastic ideas of boutiques to approach with my products, craft fairs, even a few retail venues that might appreciate or have a space for some of my wares.   Also, we talked about better ways to market items and merchandise them with fixtures, etc…  And as we were talking I was having the realization that I gotta get my rear in gear! !  Holy crap.    So I came home all excited and anxious to start moving forward with these new ideas and it hit me plain straight in the head… I still have young children at home (one in diapers) and one in half-day kinder.  I seriously don’t have the time to ramp up my inventory – I maybe get 2-3 hours max. (on a good day) to actually create my sewn goods.   I need to find a better balance and not let the business get out of control.So finally just letting a lot of that excited and anxiety provoking stress roll off my back was a good thing.    There are so many things to think about with a new small business – it’s very overwhelming BUT exciting.
Mama … I’m … drowning…
  okay… breathe….  
 But… I’m happy.  🙂 
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