2014 National Stationery Show! (PART 6: POST-SHOW)

2014 National Stationery Show! (PART 6: POST-SHOW)

So when better to reflect on the past year than on New Year’s Day? Here are the 2014 highlights in a nutshell: – Left my full-time job to pursue my small biz dream – Flew to NYC for the National Stationery Show! – TV debut! We were featured on Toronto’s #1 Morning Show, Breakfast Television – I’m named one of the Top 10 Greeting Card Designers in Toronto by blogTO – We now have over 50 new stockists including CHAPTERS/INDIGO! – Through our first pop up event the cards were on TV for the second time! – We’re in FOREVER 21! What incredible news to end the year! *** This post marks the last of my six part series about the National Stationery Show. Here are the quick links to the previous posts: Part 1: INTRO Part 2: PREP Part 3: BOOTH Part 4: THE SHOW Part 5: COSTS And now, Part 6: POST-SHOW Bottom line, NSS… was it worth it? Pursuing your own business is always risky, you never know how it’s going to pan out. If you decide to leave your career for it, saying goodbye to a steady paycheque is even more terrifying, especially with a child in the picture so I would not recommend this route unless you have a safety net in place. (I explain why I decided to pursue a work-at-home mom status in Part 1: INTRO). I wouldn’t have been able to pay my bills if it wasn’t for my savings account but even that was dwindling too quickly after you saw my NSS expense report. If you are financially secure and have a plan, go for it. Working for myself is the most gratifying and toughest...

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