Do you remember what it was like when you started? The moment inspiration struck you like lightning and you knew exactly what you were going to do; what you had to do. You were compelled as if by some invisible guide leading you down the path to running your own business. Then it became difficult.
You told everyone about your idea and most of them didn’t understand. The feeling of excitement and drive to achieve your goal were shadowed by doubts and criticism. Sure, there were supporters and they carried you through, but it was slow going and at times it felt like you would do just about anything for a win.
Then it happened. You gained traction in the market! People knew your brand; they recognized the value you provided, and they became customers. It was finally happening! You did it and you set your sights on growing the business.
Stay at home orders and public health concerns have driven all your hard work into a corner. You are doing what you can to get products into the hands of your customers, but it isn’t the same. Honestly, it feels like it will never be the same.
Maybe that’s a good thing.
This is the opportunity you never had. This is the opportunity you never could have imagined. It is a chance to reinvent! To take all that you learned in the struggle to begin your business, all that you have learned up until now and make that experience work for you. How many renovations have you put off because it isn’t economical to close the shop for a few days? Now is your chance! How many times did you abandon new product ideas because you didn’t have the capacity to develop and produce at the same time? Now is your chance! Think of all the times you thought you could make your operation more efficient. You have time to test it out!
In the beginning it was hard to do anything because everything was new. That was such a rich time full of learning and innovation! Take a chance. Make it difficult again, test, learn, grow, and redevelop. Easy doesn’t mean optimized. Familiar doesn’t mean efficient.
There are two things you didn’t have in the beginning. The first is experience. You earned that through many hard fought victories and even more stumbles. The other thing you were missing was a partner. Now you have us. St. Charles Trading Inc. is the supply chain partner you have always dreamed of. We are experts in international food ingredient importing, domestic ingredient sourcing, logistics, warehousing, production, and R&D. We are here for you. We are here to help you innovate, reinvent, rebuild, restart! This is our opportunity to work together to take your business to the next level!
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