November 15, 2010
The Trials and Tribulations of Running a Company
I am often approached by creative people looking to start their own business. There are many-a-wonder and satisfaction about being your own boss and running a business. But in certain cases the unavoidable is bound to smack you in the heart. For example, my new design Sunburst (above) was approved ages ago...the mill sent me samples which i loved and posted, made postcards (also above)...but when the pre-production samples arrived (samples that show you what you will receive once the full ordered amount arrives) they were awful..blotchy, scratchy and just not up to LULU DK par. So I requested that they re-do them, which they did, but this time even worse. These things drive me crazy crazy crazy. We are onto the 6th rejected strike off...a disaster, but to make matters worse, I have 3 other designs i the works that they can't begin because they entail the same technique, which for whatever reason the mill and screen printers "suddenly" are unable to duplicate....SO i wait and wait until they can figure it out....but in the meantime, my fun new line is taking forever!!! These are the frustrations of creation...no matter what business, I imagine it strikes everyone....but argh and deep breath. Should have trial 7 by next week...Fingers crossed.