Monday, June 1, 2009
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Presently I'm sipping hot chai tea, listening to the birds twitter about their morning. School starts next Monday so I'm trying to plan out my week with two objectives: get caught up and try and enjoy the sunshine. Sometimes both can seem impossible.
I wanted to let you know about the Country Living Women's Entrepreneur Event, held down at Navy Pier this past Saturday! I had been looking forward to this event for months now and it did not disappoint. The panelists were informed, encouraging and a pure delight. The 2009 Women Entrpreneurs were a hoot *grins* in so many different ways. This is a distilled version of what I walked away with:
1. Research your customers
2. Hone your niche (especially in a down economy)
3. Don't give up, even in the face of great odds
Now, what this sage advice and all this inspiration means to me and my little Red Otter business, I'm not sure. But, I will tell you, I met some of the neatest women at this event--a little band of truly charming bloggers too--and the knowledge that I'm not alone, that someone out there "gets" me, that's the joy I will carry in my pocket as I go forth, where ever that may be.
PS. I took Andrew to La Crosse this weekend--the summer of his ten week internship has begun. If you think of me, send a smile or two because I'm going to miss him! Heaps!
Images from Country Living and .naa.'s flickr