I’ve never started a business, run a business, or even minded my own business, so this last year has been all kinds of learning experiences! Did you know there are about 15 different kinds of tax forms to file?? You have to get insurance for stuff? Shipping is crazy expensive?? Production schedules??? There are so many things I DID NOT KNOW!!
Thank God I’ve had some super supportive and much more knowledgeable people around me to keep me from drowning. And we’ve been able to provide work for five survivors so far, which is really the point of all of this anyway! No matter how inadequate I am, the gaps are being filled and our purpose is being fulfilled.
Now that we’ve got one whole year (and loads of mistakes!!) behind us, what do we do? We learn. We grow. We change.
All of the experiences of our first year have taught us that stepping out in faith, with a purpose we believe in, is worth all the hard work.
You may see us making some changes here and there as we take what we’ve learned and apply it so that we can grow into a better, stronger, more sustainable business; don’t worry, our mission is not changing and neither is our commitment to natural, ethically made products.
Love you all, friends!