Boy, I need to be better at blogging more often. I spend ALOT of time visiting blogs. I will be making some changes to mine in the near future, hopefully for the better and prettier!
Last Saturday I did a small show in a home. Dorothy is a successful real estate agent and held this get together for her clients she has met over the last year or so. Her son is a caterer and gave a demonstration. The food was excellent, her home was beautiful and I met some very nice women. This is just a few shots of my space and also my friend Phyllis. She has the most beautiful work and sews with vintage chenille. This is just a small selection of what she has. Phyllis is one of the artist that will have her cute things in my new shop, Bella Events.
I am still doing alot of research and have an outline of my business plan. I found a site that is ran by the State of Arizona and it has fabulous resources and work sheets to use for starting up a small business. I have also found a few grants that you can apply for designed specifically for women. I havent slowed down or lost one ounce of excitement for this shop. I will be so excited to get my surgery over with and on the road to recovery and getting my life back. I know I will never allow myself to take walking for granted again. I am so excited that I have found a surgeon who is able to do this type of operation and I cant describe the energy and excitement I feel for being able to start this business and actually love what I will be doing.
Marketing is still very important and brings up so many questions about social media. I have twitter, but cant remember the last time I posted there. I also go on Facebook, but not too often. I feel like all of my "friends" are people just like myself, trying to get their online business or Etsy shop some exposure. But I question... is this the target market for that? We are all doing the same thing, marketing to each other. We may see a few customers, but I just dont get it. Maybe its working wonderful for your business:) I sure hope so. I love facebook for keeping up with my friends though. And the social aspect of it. But I do love blogging. I love visiting blogs and always amazed at the creativity and inspiration. I think its a place to be positive and show the pretty side of our lifes. I work in customer service, on the phones all day, and I can tell you... alot of times people are not so nice! But I come home and get so lost in blogland. I think people need a place to express what they know and what they are good at in a positive and safe environment. There is so much we can learn from each other. So, enjoy a pretty week and check out of few blogs:)