I remember, when I first started glamjulz, I was pretty fixated on the idea of global domination!
Oh yeah, I wanted to be in every province, every state and then take it across the pond and conquer Europe, then Asia, on and on.
Over the years my ambitions and priorities have changed. Not because I have given up or I don’t think it’s eventually possible. I just settled down a little and realized how much love and support there is right here in my very own backyard.
This year especially has been such a game changer. Our studio has been open for shopping every Tuesday for over a year now. Women and men from all over the GTA have been popping in to visit and not only enjoy making purchases but are fascinated to see how we hand make each and every piece of glamjulz.
The ripple effect of what we like to call, “Treat Yourself Tuesdays” has been incredible. Our on-line sales have increased, my personal connections to fellow entrepreneurs in the community has grown tenfold. Smart, intelligent, inspirational people are coming forward to collaborate with glamjulz and make big things happen in the community.
This coming week will again be filled with this kind of excitement. Tuesday morning at 7:20AM I will be on CH Morning Live with Annette Hamm talking about great gift ideas for Mom! Tuesday afternoon/evening we will be opening the doors to our studio for our annual Mother’s Day Sale and then I’m off to attend a series of trunk shows and events for the remainder of the week.
I honestly have to pinch myself some days. Everyone who meets us wants to see glamjulz thrive and succeed in the community! From Snap’d Burlington to CH Morning Live generously giving us print and air time, to fellow entrepreneurs collaborating with us and tagging us in their social media, to all of you who come back time and time again to see what we are creating and share your glamjulz experience with all of your friends!
I feel incredibly lucky and grateful! This amazing community of like-minded caring people is beyond what I ever imagined when I picked up my first bead in the spring of 1992 and thought, hmmmmm….could this be a business?
If you’re looking for me in the next little while, I’ll be right here planting, nurturing and growing more sparkly seeds, right here in my own glamjulz backyard. Won’t you join me?
- How has your community shown you support? Please share in the comments below! If you have your own business, we would LOVE to hear from you and make a special connection!