filed under: flotsam & jetsam
i want to tell you that i was present at the design sponge biz ladies meeting last night here at jayson, and it was 1) well attended (100+ people!); 2)well structured; and, 3) well received. the evening was a series of four 20 minute talks about the who, how, where and why of marketing/pr, retailing/buying, wholesaling and scaling a small business, and financial planning. i was quite impressed with the panel of speakers and what was said, and i highly recommend you go if this event ever comes to a city near you.
as a retailer i did my best to share information with curious people. there were times i got burned by it but for the most part i was glad to tell people what i knew. actually the whole night had me thinking about retail… and if i were to get back into it, what would i do? the hamster wheel in my mind is turning, kids, but let’s just leave it at that for now. you’ll be the first to know if anything comes of my mind’s wanderings, natch.
i said this last night to grace personally, i don’t pay lip service, but she makes her knowledge (and herself) so accessible to everyone and anyone and that is so important to people just starting out in business. thank you grace for sharing what you know and organizing an event that has benefited many, many women around the country. knowledge is power!