You’ve done it. That seedling of an idea that you have been nurturing in your mind for years has finally – with all your dedication, drive and hard work – become a reality! You are now a fully-fledged business owner with a product you want to share with the world! You are so proud of yourself, and we are too!
The excitement of your first order is palpable and as more orders trickle in thereafter, you delight in picking, packing and posting off your product with anticipation and a decent portion of nerves. You lie in bed most nights wondering if you packed the order correctly, did you remember to add the thank you note, or if the meticulously tied ribbon was fastened on enough? But, as the dust settles and (thankfully) your business grows some legs, moving from a fast walk to a run, suddenly your days are inundated with orders left right and centre. You have packing material, thank you cards and sticky tape flowing out from your office and making itself welcome in parts of your home where it is not so welcome. You are suddenly falling behind in your email replies, social media, books, and you are not even sure what your family look like anymore.