Wednesday night I attended a beautiful reception for the graduates of the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment program.My wonderful social media and marketing consultant, Stephanie Echeveste, was among the women being honored, for completing her business plan for her business, ETXE.
It was sweet in many ways, since 15 years ago, I began my career as a entrepreneurial trainer at WI. Where do the years go?
The keynote speaker was former graduate, Sharone Mendes, the owner of Carmel Blue, a lovely pregnancy and parenting store in North Beach and a shining example of what is possible. I’m seeing her today to show her Nesting Days!
The last of the September Kickstarter shipments are going out this week, and in spite of there not being enough hours in the day, I’m enclosing a handwritten thank you note in each. I am still deeply touched at the sweet support of family, friends and strangers.
Thanks to the skilled workmanship of my local production team, the product is beautiful, and Nesting Days is now a member of SFMade. Testimonials from moms keep rolling in, and changing the way we welcome babies into the world is happening one baby at a time.
Next weekend, Saturday September 28 and Sunday 29, Nesting Days will be at the Treasure Island Flea Market to meet new moms. They'll even be having kite flying activities for kids. I’m enjoying building my booth in the backyard--the creative process can be messy! Come visit us and see our booth!
October 2nd I begin my Start Your Own Fashion Business class at the Renaissance Center for Entrepreneurship , and this time I’ll have lots of stories to share as I ‘walk-the-talk’.
Every day new challenges -- and I’m living proof that you’re never too old to learn.
Julie, Your Chief Mother Officer