Change of plans
Its always personal
When you run a small indie business, its personal. My other half has told me about 20 times a day, "its not personal, its business". But it is personal, to me every little sale makes me do a little dance. Its normally a little fist wave like Wallace from Wallace and Gromit, subtle yet satisfying.
When I decided to move on from my original business idea, It honestly felt like a failure, I was going in a totally different direction from my dog shop, onto Milly Pops and the awesomeness you see on here.
The proof is in the pud
It's taken me a while, and a the first few very satisfying sales, to come round to the idea that change in business is vital. Stepping away from something that wasn't working isn't a failure. Especially if you take what you've learnt with you and apply it to the next venture. Which is essentially the exact same thing with a better target market.
Millys Huskies, my Doggy shop at a fair.
I still do the best bandanas!
I am still selling my doggy bandana's, but the biggest change is that instead of buying stock in, I make everything myself. Alongside full time work from home, I am full time raising my daughter too. Balancing parenting a toddler and putting in enough hours to make a business work is so draining, but so worth it to be able to stay home with her and any more we may have.
I plan to blog about my business, my family and relevant baby related topics on here, hopefully I can bring everyone something fun or helpful or both.
My favorite Milly Pops product is the winter hat with bunny ears!