January 15, 2016
When the idea of decorating candles presented itself, Argie and I thought that we would have immediate clientele with the parishioners of our church. It seemed so easy that we would simply mention that we own a business selling wedding and baptismal products and by word of mouth people would shop from us. What were we thinking? Did we think that people didn’t have choices? Why would they automatically choose our product over someone else’s that has been in the business for a long time? Never thought about people not liking our style and or our prices. Another one of our downfalls of not having any business education; no marketing experience.
We prepared to introduce our business at an open house in February of 2014. We hoped that this would get our business going. Within six months of us deciding to start dahlia, we felt that we had enough products to show everyone what we do. Our home based store looked great with our beautifully displayed products and the nice food spread for everyone who came to enjoy. It was a party to introduce ‘dahlia’.
We enjoyed this day with our families and were thankful for all the friends and acquaintances that came to celebrate the true opening of our business.
There was a common question of the day: DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE?
What did this mean?