+ Two employees (Brittni & Jeff)
+ Between the blog and the site, works over 35 hrs/wk (some weeks much more than that).
+ Sorta wrote a biz plan
+ Oct. 15th, 2008 was the official launch day.
+ Brittni Wood, Owner
Links: www.papernstitch.com, papernstitchblog.com
1. Name one thing that completely took you by surprise when you first launched your exhibition site - something that neither biz how-to books, small biz workshops or advice from friends running similar sites prepared you for.
This is a tough question because I feel like there have been many surprises, almost all of them being pleasant. I think the biggest surprise thus far has been the overwhelming support and warm welcome I have received from the blogging community. The first day the site was up (before the official launch date), I remember sending out emails to some of my favorite bloggers to introduce them to the site. I sat there, nervous with anticipation. I had no idea how the site would be received. (This is probably something that many of us can relate to when starting something new.)
Slowly, I started receiving responses and encouraging words, and now, only three months in, I am starting to build relationships with all of these wonderful people. I feel so lucky. I never expected this so soon.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009