One of the great things about spring coming to Northeast Ohio is the feeling that anything is possible and a sense of renewal after the long winter…. it all begins with robins hopping around the yard in mid-March, and continues with tiny buds on the trees, bulb plants quietly emerging from the ground, and all of the new gardening projects that are carefully being planned as the days slowly get longer.
I myself have some big doings going on as the weather changes, and I thought I’d share a few of them with you today. This past Friday I finished session number four of four – social media and email marketing – in order to help me do a better job of communicating with the public as the voice of Smittys Rancho.
As well as the interesting information received in the sessions, the seminars gave attendees the chance to network with other local business people. That’s where I met a very talented artist from ‘Paint Valley Studio’ named Don Weisgarber – see his watercolor painting of sheep at the beginning of this week’s blog entry (above). For small businesses especially, networking and information sharing is very important because of budget constraints when it comes to marketing our goods and services. The more people you know, the better chance you have of them mentioning you to their contacts and customers – giving you better exposure.
Now I’m not going to give you a lecture on networking and social media here, but as Smittys Rancho grows, we can only hope that you tell all your friends about us and all of our great products… and while we’re on the subject of growth, every day brings me closer to completing the new sewing workshop where all of the future Smittys Rancho brand products will be ‘born’.
Here are a few pictures of the renovation which should be completed in two weeks… as with my old creative space, this one is also a mobile construction office trailer I purchased to refab for my own purposes… but this is twice as big as the old one! I am SEW excited!
And here are a few of the new things we will be constructing for YOU in this great new space!
The newest product Available Now in our Smittys Rancho Brand lineup – the Long Bow/Recurve Bow Case with Matching Quiver. Perfect for transporting and storing your bow and arrows.
COMING SOON – the first of four in the -“Camo Kitchen Collection Series” – The Camo Embroidered Microwave Bowl. Many color combinations and different embroidered borders will be available – find them on the website here the third week in April!!
Anyway, with all these big things going on, I wanted to make sure and not forget to wish you all a very Happy Spring, and we’d love to hear all about the spring/summer projects you have on your list.
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