I know I was explaining our journey into developing a new product and trying to sell to retailers etc. However I am just having one of those days where we really seem to be getting just about nowhere…

Just had an email back from Paperchase who where, to be honest, the quickest in shooting us down even if it was from the assistant buyers assistants assistant.  This can only be a good thing, as the rest just have our hopes building and mounting for months on end! The rest of the Retail Stationery Industry spends so much time in ‘Meetings’ I am actually amazed they get anything done! Its a wonder how new products are ever brought to market when they struggle to email you back after 5 weeks.

A yes would be great, but even a no would be a positive thing, at least then we would be able to move on and take a new direction rather than feeling as if we are rowing a boat north, south, east and west all at the same time only to be interrupted by colossal waves at the very moment we actually seem to be heading somewhere!

I understand that the people we deal with have high powered jobs, and that they are very busy, that they struggle to have their dinner before the end of the day. However from the little mans point of view, this lake just turned into the Atlantic and the sharks are choosing to attack each other. I used to think I was a small fish in a big ocean… but I realise now that I am a lonely plankter aimlessly wondering and the sharks don’t even care if I do or don’t exist…

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.”~ Thomas Alva Edison


About oakfiling1

Sales and Marketing Manager of a small family filing manufacturer. After training as a teacher I have decided to help the family business try an launch its new product into the world. So far its a bit of a struggle...

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