Another analogy would be the head of Medusa, or maybe better, the nine headed Hydra. Cut one head off and two more grow to replace it. So it goes with the experience of running a new business. After the initial success of opening, we were pleased to receive our first eight orders in a span of three and a half weeks. One of our customers informed us that our commerce software was at fault in not accepting online credit card purchases, so we found and corrected the problem and now all online ordering should function smoothly.
Our shipping supplies are now current as is our retail delivery services, so we’re up and running for any order in our local area and outside of that as well. We’ve been busy doing our shop work, taking photos, posting the results, developing new designs, adding holiday novelties and making some additional equipment purchases. You’ll see some of these additions added to our website folders.
In the course of these additional steps there have naturally been some stumbling blocks. I’m happy to say that all of them have been welcome learning experiences or exciting new ventures to move this business forward. Two of our most promising additions are the purchase of our 3D scanner. This will help greatly in speeding our design process by freeing up modeling and design time and allowing us to capture existing real life objects that we can modify via our software. We have also purchased a 3D sketch tablet which gives us the pleasure of using Zbrush software (another learning curve). This addition allows us to adapt our current and future designs by using free-hand sketch methods rather than the more traditional structural and parametric software, to make anime, figure, or other craft-type figure models.
So with our newly added products, and the additional scanning, sketching and figure modeling software we should be able to continue streamlining our design and offer content that has been the original intent of our design capabilities.
Quote of the week:
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”
~ Jim Rohn