This evening, I faced two of my toughest product critics – the nieces, a college freshman and a junior. Their reaction to the notebooks samples (doubling as late Christmas gifts -I’m that cheap) would be reflective of how my the my most immediate market – college students – would react to the product. They look quite pleased with their denim notebooks over dinner. I’m just not sure if it’s because the notebooks were really nice – or if it’s because it was free 😐 I did earn two endorsers 😀
Stocked up on the raw materials I’d be using for the first set of items for sale. I need to complete the 2015 planners on or before the middle January. Found myself dragging heavy chipboards along Lopez Avenue at noon to get to the jeepney stop. Thankfully, the passengers helped me load and unload the thing. I may painted such a sorry scene on my way back to work that the college driver offered to carry the boards up the next floor to the office. Gave him a notebook as thanks 🙂
I’m going to set up camp at the mother’s place these weekend and use her printer – and to save on meals 😀
So far, I’ve been receiving the help I need and I am thankful. There was one depressing moment when I found out that the printers were acting up but I eventually managed to make it work. I have no clue what I did that made them finally print.
You get the help that you need whether you ask for it or not. There are just too many people who want to see you do what you want. This isn’t something you would notice during moments of wallowing in negativity – which is most of the time. This realization slips in a few bit of seconds when you wonder how you managed to get that much done in between focusing on completing a task and thinking about the next thing to deal with.
So with all the preparations for producing the first batch of for sale stocks, I thought it’d be nice to have something to call this chipboard-lugging, sleep-depriving, account-draining, and anxiety-building thing I’ve been consumed with.
I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone to The Bindery when it “opens” next week 😀