Monday, October 11, 2010

Friends New & Old

Ahhh, what a weekend. The three day Columbus Day Weekend was a Hudson Valley high. Early morning frost and temps in the low 70's by the mid afternoon. A range of visitors from first timers to locals living less than a block away. The colors were out (although I do think next weekends colors will be better) and we were able to have the door open everyday.
He means HiHo!!
It's an exciting time of year the pace picks up and we also have the anticipation of the holiday sales. The dates have been picked for our annual in house/shop decorating party and our open house. Orders placed in August at the NYIGF need confirmation and tweaking, the room themes for the holidays are being put on paper, and the challenge of topping last years displays are on my mind.
Where do I look for inspiration, energy, even feed back? I'm so lucky to have peers that also own small businesses, from farmers to lawyers. Seeing their passion and commitment to succeed feeds my passion for HiHo.
I don't know what the next two months will bring, but I do know it will be an exciting ride. I will get to visit with new & old friends. It will fuel my enthusiasm for the 2011 and keep my entrepreneur heart beating and believing in my growing business. I thank you in advance for your amazing support of my dream, during this fourth quarter. Go, go, go!!!