• Julie posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    It seems to me that she is using the word consistency as another way to describe authenticity. For those of us who want to have an online presence, a personality that shines through everything we share, it is vital that we remain true to ourselves. There is such pressure to create a perfect persona but we can’t keep that up indefinitely. And…[Read more]

  • Julie posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    My business has been on the back burner for awhile but I’m very ready to start focusing on it again and making it fit into this stage of my life.

    One of my goals is to stop fighting the natural ebbs and flows of my business year…it’s going to be busy when it wants to be and I need to respect that and work around it.

    Wishing us all a year…[Read more]

  • Julie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 10 months ago

    The word that best describes my business state right now is “hibernation.” My business partner and I have gone through many life changes this past year…Dick’s wife retired so he’s learning how to live on less income and more demands on his personal time, and I still haven’t quite figured out how to manage my time now that my shop is no longer…[Read more]

  • The Post Office only switched over to 100% PCW a year or so ago. It’s a huge thing when you consider just how many boxes they send out every day. And they even put a reminder on the box to recycle it when you’re […]

  • Definitely life, Lesley. This is such an important topic. I’ve been thinking on it a lot and appreciate the nudge to post.

    Running a small business at a profit is difficult. Running one where you make a […]

  • Julie replied to the topic Lesley's biz diary… in the forum Journals 4 years ago

    Oh Lesley, I am so very sorry to hear this. We had noticed the new ad campaigns that Colonial Williamsburg is pushing but didn’t realize that the changes were going to be so extensive. Why do companies always rush to throw out the old and charming in their quest to bring in new customers?

    I hope we fellow Rosehips can be of help to you, be it…[Read more]

  • Julie replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 4 years ago

    Your business model sounds beautiful, Dori. You can really tell when someone pours themselves whole-heartedly into a venture. There’s just a special feel, a glow if you will. We all change as life goes on; why shouldn’t our businesses as well?

  • Julie commented on the post, like a flower…, on the site Rosehip Business 4 years ago

    Thank you Lesley–I didn’t mean to hijack your thread and certainly didn’t intend to come across quite so vehement. I will do some writing in my diary section because I could really use some help.

  • Julie commented on the post, like a flower…, on the site Rosehip Business 4 years ago

    The “imperfections” are really the heart and soul of a handmade product. They give it value and character. Like the quote says, you are offering a part of yourself.

  • Julie commented on the post, like a flower…, on the site Rosehip Business 4 years ago

    My business is so very competitive now compared to when I started it twenty years ago. Our Guild president estimates that there are 300,000 small business people selling handmade soap. Do an Etsy search and you […]

  • Julie commented on the post, like a flower…, on the site Rosehip Business 4 years, 1 month ago

    I’ve thought about it, but I still feel Instagram is at it’s best when used as originally intended…a simple photo, caught in time, with no words or explanations necessary. My posts tend to be used to impart […]

  • Julie commented on the post, like a flower…, on the site Rosehip Business 4 years, 1 month ago

    I love Instagram as well, but it’s one of my personal pleasures and I don’t want to “ruin” my experience with work related things. I started with a Facebook business page years ago and have just kept using that. […]

  • Julie's profile was updated 4 years, 2 months ago

  • Julie started the topic Julie's Journal in the forum Journals 4 years, 2 months ago

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