When we first started this business back in 2009 I remember feeling lost and completely overwhelmed. What should I do first? Get a sample line? Register for a trade show? Trademark my designs? So many questions and almost impossible to find the answers. I remember reaching out to people I thought could possibly give me a word of advice or encouragment with no responses back which was crushing. Now, I am thankful they did not help me because it forced me to learn every step of the process. I fully think that is one of the MOST important things in being successful at what you do. There is no easy route and there is no quick fix. If you want it you have to earn it. When you get knocked down you have to get up and be even more determined the next time. So if you feel that you are against the wall, push through because you never know what could be on the other side. 
February 09, 2017 by Shannon Rihm