The most recent essay I wrote for StartUp Ladies is about collaboration. It is at the heart of what makes a business life worth living for me.
This whole morning has been spent at the computer prepping art for All Dogged Up, sending a press release about our trademark registration, organizing thoughts for the Dogged Up fall season (new products and several TRUNK SHOWS!), TRYING to figure out an affiliate set-up (that will happen this afternoon, I guess) and writing a release for someone who is going to do some modeling of our newer products. I used to spend ALL DAY every day at the drawing board, but now it's only about half.
I do have a large illustration job coming in and then that'll be the only hat I'll wear most work days. I do sometimes wish I could hire out certain jobs, but by the time I've explained what I need I might as well have done it myself.
In the short run I'm just trying to do what needs doing as it comes up. I'm not sure WHAT my business is at the moment...they're all brewing and simmering nicely. It's actually pretty fun if I don't look too far ahead.