First, I'll tell a little about myself and then, the business. I am a SAHM/WAHM mother to three little girls who are just the best part of my day ..well most of the time LOL. If you are a parent you'll understand what I mean ;) My husband and I started the engraving business and named it after our girls: 3Princesses Engraving. There was a lot of things that I wanted to create for them that I couldn't find or that I would need a professional grade machine to create. And well, for my husband the appeal of lasers, woodworking and creating geekery was what got him inspired.
I just wanted to start out and get something written. I kind of have this song in my head hence the title "put one foot in front of the other". I think it is the Christmas TV special "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." but who knows it was a wiki answer LOL. It seems that navigating a new business is a tricky feat. I figure if I keep on putting one foot forward I'll eventually get the business going. I read articles, get advice from others but everyone seems to have a different perspective or ways to get noticed. I figure I'll do what I can handle in terms of the social networking part .. I think facebook and blogging. (I've never really got involved in those sites mainly because I'm rather shy and never had anything of interest to report LOL)
I was hoping that a good product would speak for itself but I have become afraid that word of mouth might take a little time. And how do I get to prove my product is good if no one knows the business exists? So here I am blogging about the business. I really enjoy creating and I guess have something of interest to say!
I guess the new news is that we finally got the website up www.3princessesengraving.com; and the two stores on Etsy:http://www.etsy.com/shop/3princessesengraving and Ebay: http://stores.shop.ebay.ca/3Princesses-Engraving. I would love to get any feedback anyone might have. I'm off to create some wall art - Cheers!