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Saturday, December 6, 2008

The future is scary!

I didn't do my pilates. Surprise, surprise. So while at the mall with my mother yesterday we decided to go for the kiosk idea. Sadly the mall manager was out so I have to wait until Monday to contact her. I have been toying with the idea for quite some time. Actually started back a few years ago when I was wanting to buy dog accessories/clothing at wholesale and resale it in my kiosk. That was when the whole Paris Hilton Chihuahua on the arm was "in". Now that I make and sell my own products I am a lot more excited about the idea and more determined to make it happen. Its not going to be cheap, that's for sure, but I've been toying with the numbers and its looking promising! I really have enjoyed selling online but I kinda feel like I've reached my "peak". I don't think my sales are going to start dropping but without paying tons more on top of what I already pay, I don't think my sales are going to go up. So I have decided that now is the time to take a step forward with my business. It is very scary but it is a risk I have to take. I will be working on my business plan and then going over it with possible investors. I know I don't have the experience that many business investors are looking for, but I think that what I sell will be so intriguing and my determination and planning should impress them. The wonderful thing about selling switch plates is that you can't go to Wal-Mart and get them. True, the do have about 5 available but that's no where close to my inventory! I basically have no competition other than online. It is also wonderful that my inventory appeals to people of all age ranges. Those wanting to decorate their homes to kids being dropped off at the mall with $20 bucks. Anyway I am very, very excited! It's going to be a very difficult first few months but I am hopeful that after a year I will have enough to move up from the kiosk to an actual shop in the mall. I would love to have an actual shop because I could actually be able to make product in the back! That's all for now...I will update everyone with what happens!!


Renee said...

I think your switchplates look great. Good luck on starting a new business venture. I hope to still see you on Etsy, too.


Adorebynat said...

I'm looking forward to hearing more about your new venture. I, myself, want to do something similar but over here, people rather buy Hallmarks than handmade ones. But, when I have time to start with a portfolio, I hope local stores are willing to carry my handmade cards. Wish you luck!

jean said...

Wishing you the best of luck! Please post your progress here...I'm looking forward to hearing about it!