Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Know When to Fold Em or Quit

Life tends to give us hard choices. For the last few weeks I have been contemplating what to do.

I run several at home business's. Jam Anarchy, my homemade jam company, Kay's Crochet Patterns, and my self published e-books.

I find myself just stretched too thin and something has to give.

I have come to the conclusion it will be my jam company. Mainly because the price of glass jars keeps going up this year a long with the price of sugar. My profit per jar is dwindling fast. You can only price a jar of jam so high and then no one wants to buy it. I refuse to go back to jars made in China so I have came to the conclusion to close up Jam Anarchy.

I am a bit sad as it has been so fun selling the jam. I love the comments and emails from customers that love our jam.

On the flip side I am excited as I won't be so exhausted and I can concentrate more on my crochet patterns and blankets. Lucky for me the crochet patterns have really taken off and I have so much fun designing the patterns and making the blankets.

Things evolve and change and you have to be able to change with them. I think this is going to be a good change for all involved.

You have to know when to fold em! Excuse the pun I am finally going to get to go on my first vacation in 5 years and I am going to Vegas! I am in a gambling state of mind.

2 comments:

  1. You have to do what you have to do. It's hard to give up something but when you're worn to the bone, well...

    Maybe put together a cookbook with your jam recipes?

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  2. Hi so good to hear from you! Yes I was thinking the same thing about a cookbook. We have had so many people beg us for the recipes. I am still sad about selling out the inventory. I cannot believe how much the glass jars went up since last year. I buy them wholesale but my supplier said there is nothing they can do. However I will not miss carrying the boxes of jars to shows lol. The boxes weigh about 50 lbs a piece.

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