Saturday, September 24, 2011

Does Religion Have a Place in Your Small Business?

I'm a Christian. I'm also someone whom believes in "live and let live." I mind my own business and I don't care what religion you are as long as you're nice.

So when it comes to SassaB, I wonder...does religion have a place in my small business? Actually, let's ask, "does religion have a place in my BIG business?" I mean, why think "small" anyway?!

I know from the bottom of my heart that I have God to thank for SassaB (and everything else, for that matter). However, will knowing that I'm a Christian prevent you from purchasing SassaB? Will you rather not know that I pray every night, watch Joel on Sundays and listen to Mercy Me?

Business people tell me "to keep the religious thing quiet." Christians say, "Shout it from the roof tops!" What about Christian Business people?

If it weren't for Him, SassaB would I wonder, am I given this amazing opportunity to sell a really cool product so that I CAN acknoledge God's gifts for everyone to see and hear?

Or, do I quietly praise God, give to my Christian charities, keep John 3:16 off anything SassaB and not rock the "sales boat?" After all, the more money SassaB makes, the more I can give...

For now, I'll tell you that I consider myself "blessed," not "lucky" and tonight when I go to bed, I'll thank God for everything He has given me... but I might have to keep such things off of my business card.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A little less conversation, a little more action please!

4,000 + 6,000 = Launch!

We will be getting the remaining 6,000 pieces of SassaB in less than two weeks and then it's full speed ahead!

Photo shoot is next on the agenda ~ we have a very talented photographer (he actually shot the opening of a prime time morning show) working with us...very blessed!

Once we have the photos, we will be getting the insert cards's GO TIME!

 I'm just so thankful, excited, beyond amazed that SassaB is almost for sale! I'm tired of talking about SassaB...I'm ready to sell SassaB!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I could stare at you all day!

Let me quote my neighbor, "It's amazing how all of this has come together so quickly!"

What?!?! I know it hasn't even been a year but...I feel like it's taking FOREVER! I think it's just my excitement of wanting to see SassaB on the shelves!

But she does have a point...I now have the insert card designed by a genius graphic artist (second time is a charm) that looks looks like a REAL product now...SassaB is really coming together and as I like to say, "We are in the finial stretch." *Insert big sigh here*

I printed out my insert card, took two pieces of SassaB and put it all together to get an idea of what my finial product will look like and I tell you, I could have stared at it all day long!

Now I am focusing on my Marketing Plan...first and foremost I will sell SassaB here in my backyard (Learning Express, Moxi Hair Co, Local Walgreens, will be my "test stores") and then I will go to Markets, Trade Shows, etc.

I am anticipating that filling orders (quantity) in a timely manner will be challenge...but knowing that now will help us in the future as we are working out the "kinks."

Product X, aka: SassaB, is about to be revealed....thank you all for the support, kind words and encouragement along the way!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ellen DeGeneres on the importance of female inventors

In the October issue of Glamour, I found this great snippet by Ellen DeGeneres taken from her new book Seriously...I'm Kidding:

"I'm Very Proud To Be a Woman"

The bra. Disposable diapers. Liquid Paper. Windshield wipers. Chocolate chip cookies. What do all of these things have in common? They were all invented by a woman. Not the same woman. They were each invented by a different woman over the course of the  last hundred years or so. Ant those are just a few of the things that female ladies have invented. The list goes on and includes things like the dishwasher, Spanx, and perhaps one the the greatest inventions of our time, the trash can with a foot pedal. We take so many of these things for  granted, and yet without the women who invented them, we would be filthy people with soiled dishes, disgusting cans and unruly breasts. Maybe at some point we won't have to break success down along gender lines. Maybe we'll just be able to say this wonderful, creative person did something extraordinary. But until then, I'm proud to be part of the sisters who are doin' it for themselves.

Pretty cool!

Women Inventors are certainly in the spot light at the moment but I do agree with Ellen, I hope we won't have to break success down along gender lines. Yes, I am a Woman. And a Mom. And an Inventor. But most of all, I am driven, passionate and blessed. Male or Female, you can't ask for more than that!