Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's an Evolution...

You know the best bit about business?  Its the ever changing.  The natural evolution that can only happen over time.  It can't be rushed, and often can't be planned.  You see... these things just seem to... evolve.  

At the beginning you know 100% how you want your business to be.  You certainly know what you don't want it to be!  You plan it completely, and you follow your machette thrashed track like a fevered savage!  After a few months you think it might be nice to hang a right, and just risk walking amongst the jungle weed for a bit, but you know if you just stay on your hand beaten track, you will get to where you are supposed to be going.  Where you planned to go.  And then 9 months down the track, without realising it... you look back and alas, you've somehow gone off that track!  You are no longer going straight, you've managed to shift 45 degrees without realising.  Darn it!  You start making plans to get back on track and then you think, hold on a minute, maybe I should be going this way?  Is this a sign?  I'm 45 deg off track, yet all is going along swimmingly.  Hmm, maybe I'll stick to this track after all!  And herein lies the natural progression of business.  A funky kind of evolution.  A shifting of the original plan over time.

There has been a few of these for LIME over the years.

None more so than now.

You see... I'm about to make a rather huge shift for LIME.

For some time now, I've been contacted by people wanting to do what LIME does.  And, they want to know how to go about it.  Mostly, I'm more than happy to help where I can.  Its a wonderful business if its your passion.  However, I do believe that there are some things that you just have to find out for yourself when in business.  Not only does your business evolve, but so do you as the business owner, and you can only find these things out by living them.  The highs and the lows.  How I have mostly been able to help is with stock to kick them off.  And to be honest, its something I've enjoyed doing!  LIME was never set up with this in mind!  It was always going to sell single pieces to families!  Selling bulk packs of 5-50 items wasn't something that I ever envisaged doing.  But alas, I have been!  And its something I want to do more of.

So, on that note... LIME will be following the bulk/wholesale/resale path alot more than it currently is.  I will continue to sell some single pieces, but will also be concentrating on selling bulk packs.  Whether that be as shop stock for someone else, as a bulk pack for a Mum, or a bit of both, thats up to you!  Most packs will be sold in a single size/gender bracket for this very reason.  At a nice bulk price bracket too :-)  My gorgeous customers have been so good to work alongside, and I'm not about to stop now!

So... this is LIMES latest destination on the evolution path.   I will start getting some smaller bulk packs up in the next couple of days.  If you have a specific age bracket in mind, let me know.  I understand that if you are wanting to resale, you may not want everyone else to see what price you have purchased them for, should they be on our website.  So, send me an e-mail... I'm happy to work directly with you behind the scenes.

Thanks for your ongoing support of LIME.

Katrina x



  1. A fantastic evolution for a fantastic business. Wishing you every success in this new 45 degree direction ... exciting I am sure xxx


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