Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Dirty Goals

A new year is about to begin. I hear lots of people talking about resolutions and promises they are making to themselves on what they want the new year to bring. I figure business can have New Years Resolutions or "Goals" too.

Here is my list for the New Year for Dirty Deeds Soaps...

1. Use our blog. We have had it here for awhile. I want to learn to play with it more, adapt it, design it, utilize it as a way to communicate with other small business's, fans, and just a place to let people know whats going on with us.

2. Definitely want to expand our product line. The goal is to start carrying liquid soaps, sugar/salt scrubs, bathroom and kitchen inspired art/decor. Im pretty excited about this in fact.

3. Bring in some more "business" partners. Id love to incorporate some of my best friends and the most creative people I know, for possible natural mineral make up, and more ceramic offerings such as soap dishes and accessories.

4. Find better ways to communicate with our patrons, fans, and friends.

I think that about sums up our goals for the coming year. Hope you reach your goals, and follow your heart.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas from Dirty Deeds Soaps!

What an amazing holiday season this has been for Dirty Deeds. I cant believe all of the amazing things that have happened to us. If you would have told me back in October when we started this that we would have done all that we had...I would have laughed in your face. No really. I know what its like to help build a business, brand your identity and get people in your door. For years I have worked the non profit sector with Art Galleries, Charitable Groups, and been on the board of a local community theatre. Ive seen both ends so its pretty cool to see us come so far in such a short amount of time and I cant wait to see what the future holds for us.

Awesome Things this Christmas....

Dirty Deeds Soaps was featured on the Front Page of Etsy twice. Once for our Starter Wooden Shave set... as well as our Bridal Shower Favors....I was just ecstatic to see this happen for us, even more so on a personal level. Yes its our business, name, products but its also a photo that someone deemed cool enough to share. The photos themselves have become a creative outlet for me and makes me giddy too see other people using them as well.

The other amazing thing that happened for Dirty Deeds was, well...I have been working with my business partner Justin since the beginning, and we have quickly watched it grow into something amazing, just as we have watched our family grow. We are now officially engaged as of Christmas Eve and are just over flowing with emotions, support and love. I know for a fact I would not be able to do any of this without my life partner, love, and constant source of brainstorming, support, and firm ground. We both bring something to table, and we both help make not only our business but our lives better for knowing one another.

Heres to another great year, and we hope this finds you surrounded by those that love and nourish you. Have a great new years everyone.