Growing a small business is seemingly an uphill battle. But a battle it is and it isn’t. I’m looking at it as a lesson. Lots of homework, lots of tests, lots of teachers, lots of expense, and a tremendous amount of fun!
Over the last three years I have learned a great deal about soap making, natural ingredients, essential oils, aromatherapy, and skin care. All about the process of soapmaking, choosing and making molds, developing recipes, finding suppliers for ingredients, packaging and labeling, and all about barcodes, sales tax, accounting, and a thousand other things I didn’t know.
I’ve had to learn to juggle website & social media marketing, scheduling and attending farmer’s markets & pop-upshows, finding props, and learning how to anchor my tent.
It’s been such a difficult and amazingly satisfying journey. I have met the most interesting, kindhearted people. I’ve been blessed by others who are willing to share their knowledge with me. I’m a wee bit tired…and so blessed to be able to have this business which has become my way of life.
Big thank you to sweet family and especially my husband for his support, wisdom and kindness on this journey.
It’s time for the next step…we are looking to grow our business and need your help. Small-business bootstrapping is what we do, it is what we’ve always done. We have found that word of mouth is the very best kind of advertising. I know that from my own experience, I trust my friends to let me in on the good stuff. I would invite you to share us with your friends or retailers that may have a spot for our all-natural products. You have my gratitude.
Please send them to our website: http://www.irishtwinssoaps.com