my goal for month two of #dozenmonthchallenge : business edition was order prep. i sent my wholesale catalog to press on the last day of month 1, so i had a lot of work to do to get ready for orders. i had at least 30 things on my list - some huge and some tiny. things like setting up an etsy shop, simple website, FB page, designing and ordering packaging and shipping supplies, ordering inventory, setting up a system for orders coming in, etc.
i quickly realized that i needed a plan in place because it was so easy to get lost down rabbit holes when sourcing and researching.
i ended up switching from asana to todoist and i’m religiously entering my tasks and projects and then checking in multiple times a day. especially when i find myself with 30 browser tabs open. this has saved me!
i created a tigerpocket press facebook page. not really sure what my plan is for this, but i will figure that out as i go.
i created a simple tigerpocket press website, mostly geared towards wholesale buyers. i’m working on setting up a wholesale ordering site.
i took inventory and ordered more inventory. i had a couple fiascos with paper supply and some packaging materials, so i had to source new companies and get samples and re-do orders. i found a new amazing printing company and also found a different printing company i will never use again (not naming names)
i opened up my tigerpocket etsy shop and stocked it with cards, art prints and enamel pins.
i set up a newsletter for tigerpocket press - click here to sign up for the newsletter and get special deals and inside scoop.
i established myself as a business and filed for licenses, etc.
i folded and packaged up lots of cards and sent catalogs to dream stores.
i’m still figuring out systems for online wholesale ordering, a contact management system, inventory tracking. (i may use a future month to work on systems!)