At this time of year we tend to be focused on organizing our business accounts, looking through our costs & profits, and of course getting everything sorted for our taxes. As you go through your accounts and your records for the financial year of your business, I want you to keep something else in mind: your brand.
Daily Baby Buys was created in August 2011. I was regularly sending products to the US (another one of my businesses) for the Baby Deal site (they have many) to try and get my product into the US market. I always wondered why we didn’t have anything like that here, so I sat down with my two business partners at the time to nut out the finer details and build the website.
I wonder what school did to us. The emphasis on grammar and spelling without considering self-expression seems to have produced a lot of people who are so worried about misusing a comma that they don’t write anything at all. This is one of my soapbox pieces. I hate the thought that some of you have so much to offer, but it’s all inside you under lock and key and wearing a “Fail” label. Why should we miss out on what you have to say? More importantly, why should you be gagged just because you might misspell a word?
I don’t know about you, but one of the first items on my list of reasons why I should start my own business was “freedom.”…After two and a half years in business I had it pointed out to me today working with a valued friend in the United States that I had just put myself back in jail. Albeit slowly, but none-the-less …jail.
Meet the 10 finalists in the Mother’s Day Photo Contest and vote for who you want to see on the front cover of our 2012 Mother’s Day Catalogue! The judges had a really tough time choosing between all of the fabulous entries and were literally up all hours of the night trying to come to a consensus. The finalists were chosen according to how well they addressed the entry criteria, the quality of their images, the quality of their descriptions, and their popularity. Now there’s just one last thing to decide….
Our April Business of the Month is Rascals & Ragamuffins! Read our interview with Julie below to find out more about this fantastic creative biz. Tell us a little about the person behind the business My name is Julie. I am a mother of two. A (soon to be) wife. A creator. A chocoholic. A lover of books, music and rainy days. I love to travel. I love swimming and the beach. My goal this year is to learn how to surf.