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.