Tuesday, March 14, 2006

a beautiful day...


... as you can see it is a beautiful day here in Texas! the sun is shining, birds are chirping, weeds are growing. too bad i was indoors for most of the day working (insert sad face). hopefully tomorrow i will be able to go out and get some sunshing and a run in...

i am happy to report that we can almost see the end in sight of our CHA orders - HEAVY emphasis on the ALMOST. our new warehouse is working out fabulously and we are getting stuff out as fast as we can. the good news is that almost everything from CHA is here. the bad news (or good news, depending on which side you are on) we are sold out on some of our things already!

... so for all of our retailers thank you again for your patience as we experience these good growing pains! we love to support our customers and we do so when we can with donations for crops, anniversary events, etc but it somewhat surprises me the number of cold calls we get for extreme things.

i will give you 2 examples - we got an invitation to participate in an event and donate up to $2000 to sponsor an event that was for about 50 people. hmmm... let me do the math here - so you want us to sponsor something which will cost us in advertising $40 a person with no guarantee of anything but our name on a board? how is that a smart business move for us? and the second one is equally as quirky - we had a request from a store to come and teach a class at their location - and they don't even carry our products! that one made me laugh. so you want us to teach a class on our products but yet you don't want to carry our products? how does that benefit either you or me? needless to say, we had to turn these two opportunities down b/c in the end, it doesn't make good business sense.

3 Comments:

At 3/15/2006 08:45:00 AM, Anonymous slammie said...

Hope that you get to enjoy the beautiful day today!

Some people.....

 
At 3/15/2006 12:03:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

I hope you're able to go for a run today and enjoy the weather! Congrats on almost finishing up your CHA orders! YAY! And those are some rather intersting requests! ;)

 
At 3/15/2006 12:52:00 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Wow...sold out already! That is awesome!

I hope you find time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather today and get in a run. Have a great day! :)

 

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