Tag Archives: women in business

Do I have design regret?

I had another meeting with my designer this week.  Progress is going really well.  Especially in comparison to the experience with the last designer.  Some things have really clicked and I can see they really “get” what I want.  They … Continue reading

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Tim Holtz – business genius

Guess who got to do a class with Tim Holtz?  That would be me! The class was amazing, of course.  But, you know my business brain kicked in too.  I was fascinated with how the class was set up, how … Continue reading

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Feeling better about my designer

I have had a couple of emails from my new designer in the two weeks since I paid my deposit.  Updates on when they would start work on the designs.  An email at the end of the week to let … Continue reading

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To Facebook or Not To Facebook

To Facebook or Not to Facebook. That is the question. Everywhere I turn, the advice is to “Go where your customers are”.  And while I love Twitter, I am using it more for learning than for finding my potential customers … Continue reading

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The big scary quote

Things are getting a little bumpy over here at CWB.  I got the quote from my new designer.  At first glance, it seems fair.  But… ouch! It wasn’t what I was expecting when I first started this adventure.  Or the … Continue reading

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What happened after the wheels fell off with my designer

When I first started this project, this adventure, I thought the entire range would be finished by the end of March.  At the latest. It is now the middle of May and I am basically having to start over from … Continue reading

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The full story – why I fired my designer

If you’ve read the My Story page, you will notice I said I would be sharing everything with you, including when things go a little sideways.  When I wrote that, I think part of me thought there wouldn’t be too … Continue reading

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My first product samples have arrived!

My first samples have arrived! My first samples arrived in the post this week.  Such a surreal moment after almost 14 years of dreaming and imagining. I had a false alarm the week before which turned out to be a … Continue reading

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A case of the hiccups

It seems I have a case of the hiccups.  I had my first one here.  Now, I’ve got another one and I am not happy about it. Things in one area are not going to plan.  At all. I will … Continue reading

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A packages is a package is a package

I am the Queen of Impatience as you know.  So while I work on more designs; while I wait for my master and sample to be made, I am thinking forward.  Thinking about all things packaging. So many questions.  So … Continue reading

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