I am so thrilled to announce that Snow in July Designs will be turning a year old today, March 1st! It’s definitely been a wild ride and I am so excited for what else is in store for me this next year.
Here are some highlights of my oh-so-sweet first year with Snow in July!
- I have worked with 39+ clients on branding! Whew!
- 16 logos designed
- 14 websites created
- 8 t-shirts designed
- and so much more…
- I have worked with 30+ brides on wedding stationery! Go Me!
- 11 wedding invitations designed and printed
- 8 wedding programs designed and printed
- 5 save the dates designed and printed
- and so much more…
One Of My Best-Selling Products
My custom save the date postcards have become very popular over this past year. I can’t wait to make more!
One Of My Favorite Experiences
I have had the privilege of working with Laurie Jo and her new business, Enchanted Wedding Aisles. Laurie Jo was just starting out like me, so we had a connection right away. I helped her get her website started, along with helping get her brand off the ground. It is an honor to help someone build such a unique business and create a life-long friendship along the way.
One Of My Most Interesting Clients
With my business, I find myself working with a lot of local customers. This year, I had the opportunity to expand my business without leaving my office! With Skype, I was able to communicate with a bride in Azerbaijan to discuss her wedding invitations! Thank you The Whole Shebang for introducing us, I am so thrilled!
Some Of My Milestones & Special Recognitions
- Joining the The Wedding Resource Center in April 2014
- Joining ACES in April 2014
- Recognized by bride & groom Meredith & Connor in All About Women Magazine
- Featured in an online publication to be unveiled soon! Stay tuned! (It’s a big one!)
Some Of My Future Events
- Attending the National Stationery Show in May
- Working with Western Youth Network on Upcoming Gala
- Partnering with a high-end print company (more on this soon!)
Some Of My Goals For The Future
Being a small business, of course my main goal is to grow! I would love to reach out and find local graphic designers to work with, and maybe even find one to add to my team. As for a long-term goal that I will continue to work towards, I would love to have my very own stationery company one day!
As a new year with Snow in July starts, I would like to give a huge shout-out to those who have been with me from the start:
I’d love to thank my family and friends who have stuck with me this first year! I’m so lucky to be surrounded by people who understand how challenging it is to start a new business. I know it can be very time-consuming, but thank you to those who forgave me when I went M.I.A due to work and gave me encouragement when things got tough! I could not be where I am today without you!
I would also like to thank Elizabeth Hempfling. She is not only my friend, but my mentor! She was a huge inspiration to me from the start. Elizabeth saw my idea and gave me a chance without a second glance and I’m so blessed to have someone as successful as her in my life to cheer me on day by day.
My advice to those who are starting a small business, I would say always expect the unexpected! Challenges can occur at any time, so be flexible. Also, be nimble and ready to help in any way with your clients, for this can only produce positive outcomes. Lastly, whatever you do, don’t ever give up!