Let me introduce myself: I'm Janet Davis, an artist and entrepreneur living and working on the North side of Bonavista Bay, on the island of Newfoundland in Eastern Canada. There are many challenges to running a business here in a small rural community, and there are many wonderful benefits too. This blog is where I share some of those challenges and triumphs, and share what it's like to live in this part of the world.
Queasy stomach, stopping to take quick breaths now and then so I don’t pass out, worrying about who likes what and what I can do differently, and how I spoke to an employee and how I can entice more customers through the door, and my neck hurts from all the time spent at a desk, and on and on it goes.
Yes, I have Entrepreneurship Syndrome. It’s a hereditary disease inherited from my father. He has suffered greatly but is in remission at the moment. There is no known cure, but there are measures that can be taken to improve quality of life:
One of those measures relies heavily on the community in which an affected person resides. Community support is vital. Family, friends, acquaintances, strangers, all important.
Another coping method is to write silly blog posts and keep having fun through the tough times.
Dory said it best. I just have to keep on swimming. Keep trying my best to make a success of my old and new business. Every day is a new start and comes with new opportunities. Let’s go see what today will bring…
I’ve been thinking about how to make a better Christmas shopping experience at Norton’s Cove Studio for my valued followers. Seems to me that most people I know have their holiday shopping done by the time December rolls around, and so my plan to offer a 25% discount during December (as has been the case for the past few years) isn’t terribly useful to anyone except last minute shoppers.
So this year, I’ve decided to implement the discount during the month of November to reward those who are on top of their game! 🎄
If you’re on my subscribers list, you’ll get the information you need to apply your discount online or in-store with your newsletter on November 1st.
Thank you to all those of you who have made it possible for me to keep this little business going for all these years! I am very grateful to be able to do what I love in order to make a living. Year 16 will undoubtedly be the best yet!