Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Our First Christmas

I have never worked so hard in my life! All my friends are out partying for the holidays and here I am on Christmas Day at the office slaving away. I didn't have time to buy a Christmas pressie for the Dolphin, haven't sent any cards...in fact, I haven't even had time to reply to Christmas greetings! I suck!

Am I complaining? No.
Do I look back to the days when I had bags of money and this time of the year would be about buying the best presents and going on fabulous holidays on bizclass with my Krisflyer upgrades? Yes.
But do I regret my decision? Most definitely not.

I was talking to little Kaapi on MSN the other day, and he was asking what I was doing for Christmas to which I replied "working". His response was just one word "Passion."

Yes, it is Passion that fuels this engine. But it's Ambition in the driver's seat. Oh yes, without a doubt.

Merry Christmas, friends.

Sunday, December 09, 2007


New ideas take some getting used to. Your potential customer first needs to understand the premise, then be convinced it's relevant to his/her life, and then try it. It's a process that takes time and during this crucial period of acceptance, it can discouraging because growth isn't as quick as you would hope. Sometimes, I even ask myself if I was wrong and maybe the idea is just fabulous to ME, and no-one else.

So how wonderfully encouraging to wake up one morning to an email from springwise.com, the sister site to trendwatching.com - saying that they would like to feature the NewBiz! I am absolutely thrilled, especially since the NewBiz was randomly spotted and not PR'd. At this vulnerable stage of the business, feedback (both positive and negative) is soooo important and the article on Springwise has given me an extra-large burst of enthusiasm! Now to translate this opportunity into sales....

A big thank you to Lesley-Anne John and Katherine Noyes, whoever you are, for spotting us and taking the time to write about us!