As I've said so many times before...I really try to express and share the realistic side of starting and running your own business through my experiences. I always love sharing the positives, but sometimes things are just a bit more challenging. Although things are going super well with the business right now and I am so very grateful for that, my physical body is putting up a bit of a fight! I have been under the weather for almost a week now and I am torn with guilt lying around the house (although I have to admit a little bitty piece of me is enjoying the break)! I have so much to do and so many orders to send out, but I am stuck working from the couch for today. I am really hoping and planning to get back into the office tomorrow to get all caught up, so for any of you waiting a little longer than usual for a reply, I sincerely apologize and promise I'll be back in the swing of things very soon.
Can I just add, I really can't wait to have an employee!! I absolutely love having Kristen (our RuffleIntern) on board, and I really look forward to having a full-time RuffleButts team. Someday, it will be =)
As seen through the eyes of the RuffleIntern...
Finally, it is spring break! I could not wait to spend extra time working with Amber at RuffleButts. During my break, I was able to use my creative imagination and design a P.R. (public relations) chart for a three month quarter for RuffleButts. We decided upon a few goals for the company to accomplish withing the next three months. As we accomplish the goals, we place a cute, hand drawn cut-out of a RuffleButt in the space that coordinates with the accomplished goal. Hopefully by making the chart, it will give RuffleButts the opportunity to aim towards our highest goal, to be on a national television show; whether it be the Tyra Banks Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, or Ellen DeGeneres. Amber has already accomplished so much with RuffleButts Inc. I plan to continue helping Amber expand her company by getting the name of RuffleButts Inc. out to the world! Spread the word!--->RuffleButts!!
I am so excited to say that I was finally able to send out our Fall 08 Collection announcement out to our retailer contacts. My husband and I have been working on this HTML email for weeks now, tweaking and adding everything so it would be as close to perfect as possible. I have to say, I have always taken those email newsletters completely for granted up to this point! Although I've sent newsletters in the past, this one was definitely more complicated. And considering that it held so much important news, I really wanted it to be great!
I am so blessed to work with some amazing retailers across the globe, so I hope this email helps me to add to this list. I also hope our current retailers are as excited as we are about this new collection! The collection will be available on the website and in retail stores beginning August of 2008, so keep your eyes out! If you have a local boutique that you love and they aren't yet aware of this new ruffled brand, I would be so grateful for you to recommend us next time you are in! Thanks!!!
Just click on the picture below to view our
Fall 2008 Collection preview Fashion Show!