Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
As my company grows into its toddler years I thought it may be beneficial to chronicle what happens behind the scenes of a mom-run small business. In the midst of being a busy mom to two boys ages almost 5 and almost 3, in addition to working full time, and being a Navy spouse things can get so out of hand and so extremely busy I wonder how I find time to breath. Does anyone out there ever feel like that? Oh and did I mention I’m completing my Bachelor’s degree too…yup 4 classes to go! Phew exhausted just going over it all.
So my company Stick Me Designs produces and designs stylish, functional and moder diabetes accessories. I design each and every piece that makes its way to the web shop. I have found contractors in China, New York and Colorado to assist us with production costs, and I’m currently in talks to have a new collection possibly made with a contractor in Pakistan.
So my goal is to not only bring fresh, modern stylish accessories to people living with diabetes, but to also provide a sole outlet for me to spread my creative wings and take my company to the next level. So how does a one-woman show go about this?
Good question… While I love the price breaks with having our bags made abroad, sometimes it’s difficult to make those minimum requirements. So I’ll go with our US manufacturer, but then our order are smaller which run the risk of selling out pretty quickly. Arrgh.
But at the end of the day, when I get an email that says, ” I was just diagnosed last week with diabetes and my endocrinologist recommended you” I gush with pride and rainbows.
What does it all mean? It means that:
Being a mom is hard work
Running a business is hard work
Being a Navy Wife is hard work
and in the end my goal is that all the sacrifice and hard work is totally worth it in the end…I have no doubt it will be!
I’m happy to hear your comments