Four score and seven years ago, I had a silly idea… To steal a grenade mold from my husband and create a hot pink bar of soap.
To my amazement we found a niche little market who appreciated the irony of what we created. These past seven years have been a blast, pun intended.
We have had highs and lows in our stinky business. Our soaps have traveled the world over. We’ve taken some risks while choosing to avoid others.
We moved from our dining room table into our own stinky production space. We’ve taken steps over the last few months to grow even more by working with a wholesale rep. (things I will dive into at a later date)
I feel as though everything has been prepped to take us to this next level. Which comes just in time as the kids are starting off into school. The next few years will still be difficult. How do we continue to grow? How do I work on this and still maintain a work/life balance. How do I generate more online sales? How do I build more connections with my retail clients and my customers? How does this all get done on a tight small business budget?
Does anyone else have these concerns? How are you coping and maintaining growth? Do you do it with a growing family?
So happy birthday little bar of soap that opened so many doors for me. You’ve made life more interesting. You have both brightened bathrooms and repulsed customers. My gift to you sweet smelling soap, is I updated the website, something not touched since you were first launched. You earned it. Take a peek!