Running a Small Business is Hard Work
Running a small business is hard work. I don’t mass manufacture my products so my prices are higher than many bath and body companies. I’m not Amazon and I can’t offer free shipping and promise your order will be there the next day. Although I do get help, every product I make is made in small batches. Each soap is hand cut personally by me.
This week I’ve been thinking of my non-soap making friends. The ones who purchase my soaps and help support Alegna Soap® and my dreams. I’m so grateful for all of them.
Maria and I worked together over 20 years ago in a doctors office where I was in the lab and she was a medical assistant. We found each other on Facebook and when she found out what I’d been doing, she placed a soap order.
Patty is my BFF from elementary school, she stops by my house to pick up soap. Linda is another friend from elementary school. We reconnected at one of the first street fairs I was selling at and she never misses an Open House.
Barbara, Rose, Linda and Jane and I met when our kids played sports together. They always call me when they need shower favors, custom orders and Christmas gifts. And Rose has worked my booth when I’ve been double booked at events.
I know Mary Ann, Warren and Nancy from back in my days before children, when I was working in a hospital lab. They show up regularly at different events I do.
All my current co-workers. Nancy, Molly, Ann, Sarah, Janice, Rich, Ana, Jessica, Maria. I could go on but there are so many wonderful people I work with now who think of Alegna Soap® and buy my products.
My non-soap making friends love me and they love my soap, or they love me so they love my soap. They know that running a small business is hard, and they go out of their way to show their support. Either way, I feel their love like a warm hug. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m so grateful for all of you!
What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,