Business Decisions

I don’t know about all of you who sell on e-bay, but I am having a heck of a time.  After going strong since 1999, my sales on that site have just tanked!  It’s really sad and upsetting to me.  I can’t figure out if it’s the site, my work, or people are discovering an abundance of other avenues to shop from.  Thus. . . I’ve decided to concentrate on Etsy http://BerryLane.etsy.com (which I love) and my own website http://BerryLane.com

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My store on e-bay will slowly be liquidating and although I may maintain a presence selling there for certain items, I will no longer have a store.  Sadly, I just can’t justify the cost. 

On a brighter note, although I am sad, I’m looking forward to really concentrating on only two avenues.  It will free up more of my time to network with other small business owners on Flickr & etsy and leave me with more time for family (which I REALLY need!). 

If anyone else has any thoughts on e-bay or direction or any business advice, please leave me a comment or e-mail me.  I’m always interested in your thoughts.  Here’s a little of what I listed on my web site today.  OOOOH, I almost forgot – everything is 20% off at my web store.  Have a great week – XOXO Wendy

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Published in: on September 30, 2007 at 5:02 pm  Comments (1)  
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And so ’tis Friday. . .

This must be the first weekend in I don’t know how long we can actually stick around the house and catch up.  Kids have a huge project due on Monday which means they’ll be here most of the weekend researching. . . Do you think that will make it quieter?  LOL! 

I’m planning on listing as much as I can between etsy and my .com store.  I’m kind of holding off on e-bay until I see how this last batch of listings go.  Work is going well, although the couple of “extra” hours a week I thought would be easy is turning into lots of “extra” hours.  Fortunately, I just love the clients that come into Curves and truly enjoy helping women get that extra encouragement to achieve the results they love.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy the last bit of summer sun!  Here’s a sneak peek at what I’ll be listing this next week.  As always, THANK YOU so much for all your comments and messages.  It’s so wonderful to hear from you.  Wendy

Published in: on September 21, 2007 at 6:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Just checking in . . .

Hi, everyone!  Sorry it’s been a bit, but WOW every year I forget how hectic it gets when the fall season rolls around.  I’ve been working on adding items to my website, etsy and ebay.  I just keep telling myself even a couple of listings a day will eventually pay off.  I just haven’t been able to find the correct balance of work, family and creating my items.  I’m sure in time, I’ll work it all out. 

I did get a bit of good news though last week.  I’ve been promoted to Assistant Manager at Curves.  It really only involves a couple of extra hours a week, but it’s a nice pay raise and also a chance to make some changes I’ve wanted to since I started there.  (That’s my control freak side showing! LOL!)  Here’s some items that I’ll be listing this week on e-bay.  Hope everyone is happy and healthy and have a great week!  Wendy

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Published in: on September 17, 2007 at 4:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fall is coming . . .

I realized yesterday as I sent my kids back to school fall is fast approaching.  A couple of leaves around here are turning colors and ushering in the crisp autumn days.  I was also thinking of all the things I’d like to do.  I have a list a hundred miles long, but if I can just tackle one big task every day, maybe I can whittle it down a bit.

As more people are viewing my blog now, I thought I’d share just a couple of more personal items not related to my business.  As you know, I’m the mother of three teenagers but we’re kind of unique.  All three of my children are in the same grade, (juniors in high school) but they’re not triplets.  I had my twin boys first and then we got pregnant right away with my daughter.  So . . . they missed the cutoff for school and she made the cutoff. 

Also, I thought I’d share that my part time job is as a circuit trainer at Curves.  You’ll find Monday thru Wednesdays (the days I work), I very rarely post and then I’ll go crazy the rest of the week.  I just wanted to let you all know a couple of things, so we can all get to know each other better.  Hope you all have a wonderful day and accomplish many great things!

Published in: on September 6, 2007 at 12:14 pm  Comments (2)  

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Published in: on September 3, 2007 at 1:25 pm  Comments (2)  

Happy Labor Day & Shop Updates

Garden Fairy Grow SignHappy Labor Day Everyone.  We had a wonderful barbecue yesterday with lots of family.  I just love seeing all the little ones grow and change.  Today, we’re all just kind of hanging around catching up on things and preparing for school to begin again.  This is just a glimpse of what’s coming up for sale this week.  Hope you all have a wonderful holiday! 

Published in: on September 3, 2007 at 1:19 pm  Leave a Comment