Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  • Posted on: 20 December 2013
  • By: Buy the change

sign available from thebackporchshoppe on Etsy

We just finished our annual, marathon “strategy” meeting. This is when we look over how we did in 2013 and decide what to continue or change for 2014. We look at where we got off track and where we shined, congratulate ourselves because we mostly shined, then create our plan to do better. One thing is for sure, we gave it everything we had. Next year we have big plans. We will grow our Affiliate Program, amp up our marketing, streamline our systems and collaborate more.

You will be able to host an online trunk show either by gathering friends together, hosting a hang out, sending email invitations or creating a facebook event and inviting friends to ordering anytime during an established week. Our products will be available in a few shops in Michigan and beyond. The Monday Product of the Week email and coupon will continue.  As we have mentioned in previous posts, we will be spending the month of January traveling to meet many of our producer groups and women artisans in India, Thailand and Cambodia.

We will be keeping an eye out for exciting new products and re-ordering many established favorites. It isn’t breaking our hearts to be missing the coldest part of the year in Michigan.

As we sign off for 2013 please know how excited we are for what is to come, how grateful we are that you have joined us on this journey and how blessed we feel to be living our dream.

Our next post, with lots of photos, will be from India. We will be ringing in 2014 in Kolkata  (Calcutta), WOW!

Happy Holidays!

Kari and Shanan