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don't hold on too tightly
... Second time writing this post. Mental note... save often. Hit the save the button!
Ah... well what did I write before. Yes, I've decided I'm to write more often and with smaller blurbs, to share with you updates about this start-up business. It's literally only been a few weeks since I've hung out my shingle for my Arry Table business - and I've already learned a few things:
1. Facebook. Yea. Facebook. It seems that it's one of the ways people get a first impression - met with a pretty successful guy who upon first learning about Arry Table, went straight to Facebook. He used it like Google - did a search on Arry Table and went straight to my Facebook page. Second thing he did was say, "You only have 46 "Likes". That was 4 days ago. (keke, now thanks to my family and friends, we are up to 128 "Likes". I'm still recruiting more - please "Like" www.facebook.com/ArryTable.) I was amazed - Facebook is the new Google?
2. When I was dreaming about a couple of my favorite things, i.e. startups and Arry Table, I thought I knew exactly who would be buying the tables, interested in them... turns out, I don't. I'm learning that the target audience I thought would be the consumers of the product, may not be right. So the original plan is changing.
3. On top of that, I thought the Arry Table as it has worked out for me, would be the exact product that people want. And I think it's morphing - changing. Motto of this story? If you want to start a business - open your doors and put that shingle out as quickly as possible. Customers will tell you whether or not you're on track. Keep your eyes and ears open - and be ready to shift gears fast. Thanks to all the inquiries and requests - I'll be releasing extendible BENCHES to go with the tables soon. I'll also be releasing a couple of other accessories - one of which will hopefully ROCK your world. :) Other table models too!
That's the thing my Pathwise counselor told me - I've got a beautiful golden egg here. I've got to take care of it, nurture it, listen to it... and take extra care not to smother it or hold it too tightly. Trust and hire people that are better than me to work with me, advise me, and guide me. Listen to my customers and supporters. I'm doing my best-est.
More messages, suggestions, thoughts welcome.
11/4/2011 03:51:14 pm
agreed. FIRST listen and take care of your customers. they are ALWAYS the most important. everything else will follow naturally...
11/8/2011 01:17:25 pm
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