Today marks one week since I lost my job. For those of you who don't know, I was layed off from my full time job last week, but am looking at this from a "Take the Bull by the Horns" perspective. Having this extra time between jobs gives me the opportunity to focus on Social Salutations - time that I have been longing for. I have gotten so much accomplished in this first week - renovated my blog, got the craft room situated, fulfilled orders, posted some new things in my Etsy shop, and even sold my first order to a retailer! I can only go up from here, right?
When I started this venture about a year ago, I had my "I'm going to get this thing up in running in less than a year" blinders on. Even though I know full well that starting up a small business takes time - especially when you work full time! In this past year, I have learned so much - and I'm not done yet.
So - I just need to keep pushing on - even when it's 3am and I can't keep my eyes open anymore! Social Salutations is what I make it. My hard work will pay off, and then I can successfully do what I love. 2011 is going to be my year, I can feel it.
Thanks for listening. I am open to any and all business advice, orders, referrals and cash donations! :o)