the abyss of inquiries, quotes, and hoping for response

In the world of marketing for your own buisness i find it daunting at times and extremely rewarding at others.  Lately i feel like my inquiries go into a black hole.
This black hole is kind of pretty. I might want to go in there and with my pillow pet, blanket, favorite book, and take a nap…….

Which leads me to think the following;
1. Are my products not interesting enough for a response?
2. Did my email get into their spam? 
3. Do i need to call them up?  i really hate doing that……
4. What do i need to do to get attention?  i only have so many jokes in my aresenal of jokes………
5. do i just give up now?
And then i read the sign in the office that Mr. Know-it-All gave me.
Then………someone emails me back! They love my product and want to work with me.  And i feel like Sally Field who just won the Oscar and she says; “You like me!! You really really like me!”  After all this emailing and following up it just might be worth it…….
the marketing guru has rebooted herself!
your custom cabinet girl

crushing stereotypes

Its really fun being a girl in a cabinet shop. 
I get to work in the finish shop………. 
 I get to work in the wood shop……….
 I get to work in the office…………

But i bet you don’t know how many times a week i get asked, “you work in the shop?”
Yes i get my hands dirty, and no i don’t like it when the stain doesn’t come off my skin or from under my nails.  I do love the physical aspect of my job, putting the wood away, moving cabinets from one building to another.  Delivering cabinets to the job site.  The thinking that goes on with creating a custom stain, or building a wood project, is just another aspect i love as well. 
Its been 14 years since i started working with my dad and learning about cabinetry, and i have so much more to learn.  Its amazing how much you can expand with knowledge in a trade and the new products and ideas you can try to make. 

We are expanding our line of custom wood products for the kitchen that will be available shortly on our website.  I will begin to post about each new product and i would love to hear feedback how the product will be helpful to you in your kitchen. 

until the next time when i get to work in the office and blog 🙂
your custom cabinet girl

melissa is the cream to my coffee…….


 Its actually a miracle that i got to help Melissa today with putting the handles on the utensil boxes.  I feel like i am always being pulled in so many directions, phone, email, deliveries, a guy walks into the shop……i really envy those who can concentrate on one task at a time and not become distracted easily.  My job entails a lot of different things which makes it exciting and fresh, but I always feel like i have only got a little bit done on each assignment all the time. 
We were able to soak them all in mineral oil last Friday which was fun because it brings out the beautiful colors in the maple hardwood.  Then we let them dry over the weekend.  And that brings us to today where we were able to put the handles on. 

Its so much fun working with Melissa!  She is the ying to my yang, the cream to my coffee, the butter to my toast, i cannot stay focused without her!  We will be putting a lot of these together in the next couple of weeks and i will keep you posted. 

your custom cabinet girl