It’s been a while since I’ve been so busy that I’ve lost track of time, but today was one of those days. I’ve made a lot of progress on some things and I am hoping that this positive momentum continues until launch!
PURSE ORGANIZERS: The purse organizers will be finished on Monday, and I will need to pick them up on Tuesday! So I will definitely have these purse organizers in time for launch.
NETBOOK SLEEVES: The sleeves fit a laptop that has a 10-11″ screen, in case you’re shopping for an eco-friendly laptop sleeve As soon as the purse organizers are done, I’ll get this pre-production sample made and then we’ll be ready for manufacturing. These might actually make the launch date too.
LAPTOP BAGS: I went into today’s status meeting with an incentive scheme. I told the manufacturer that if he can meet the ship date I would give him a small bonus. And as predicted, he really responded well to this dangling carrot. I want these bags in my hands as soon as possible, and rather than trying the same thing over and over with this guy, with no results, I decided to mix things up by incentivizing him. If this works I’ll definitely let you know!
WEBSITE: Lately there seems to have been a lot of miscommunication or confusion about the changes to the website, and the last few days have been pretty frustrating. I won’t go into detail about the problems we’ve had, but let’s just say that all of the arguments I’ve had with web designers in the past (i.e. the classic debate of pretty pictures vs. website functionality and SEO) when I worked at Microsoft have resurfaced again, and it wasn’t really that pleasant. Luckily I got some things cleared up today with the development team, so I think we’re over the hump and can get this site up and running soon.
I’m feeling pretty good about the countdown to launch. Let’s just hope that nothing crazy happens in the next couple of weeks (knock on wood!)