Thursday, July 30, 2015

Two Years!

July 27th was a big anniversary for Kiyi Kiyi!  Two years ago I sold my soap for the very first time at the local Farmer's Market. 
I can't believe it has been 2 YEARS!  To be honest, it feels like a lot more time has passed.  We've packed a lot of changes into 2 years.  
In 2 years Kiyi Kiyi has gone from a few soaps sold at the Farmer's Market to a full line of products shipped daily to every state in the US and also sold by more than 10 independent retailers in 4 different states.

How did we get here?
I have no idea!

Honestly, I make things that I love and share them with other people.  It's pretty simple.  

How will we keep up Kiyi Kiyi's momentum?

1 - Be competitive.  It's ok it be competitive!  It keeps you sharp.  
2- Be a quitter.  If something is not working.  Stop doing it.  
3 - Be thankful.  Tell your customers that you appreciate them.  They don't know it unless you tell them.
4 - Be yourself.  Other people's opinions are great, but you know what your business needs - not other people, so also don't be a copycat.
5 - Be honest.  When you make a mistake - apologize.  "I'm sorry" are some of the strongest words you will say.  

I never set out to be a business owner or entrepreneur, but it has been fun to learn along the way.


  1. Congradulations ! Here's to more! Its an amazing journey isn't it!

    1. Thank you! Yes it's so much fun :)

  2. Great photo and I wish you many more years of business joy :)

  3. I love your list. Number 2 is my second favorite. Knowing when to say this isn't working is important. Being thankful if number 1.

  4. Thanks for sharing your success! I hope I am as successful at my 2-year anniversary.