It has been an interesting start to my new career. Thank you all so much for the words of encouragement, emails and phone calls. Last week I had a couple of visits to the bank manager (what do they need all the paperwork for?) and eventual success. We have a bank account and hopefully orders (and money) will soon start pouring in.
This morning involved driving a Bantam Bakkie filled with cases of wine, a stock take, a huge wine delivery and a lesson from Kobus in how to stack wine boxes correctly. I have an office (but still need a desk and chair), plenty of wine to sell and fortunately a partner who knows his oats in the wine industry and is on hand to guide me.
I have had fun playing with logos, price lists and order forms and things are coming together. Matthew has helped me lots (one advantage of having a housebound son with an injured knee) with the technical stuff and together we have put together a new Facebook page. All lots of fun but very time consuming and what I really need to be doing now is getting my teeth into the selling of the wine.
The delivery we had today was from Zevenwacht. Two great white wines. The Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc and Zevenwacht 7even Blanc. Priced at R35 and R25 respectively.
Our data base is being combined and together Steve and I have quite an awesome list of potential customers. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive the newsletter with all the wines available and prices. I will also keep you updated on Facebook and would really appreciated it if you would "Like" or even better still "Share" the page.
I hope you are not saying "Oh dear Jenny Just Stuff is now a salesperson and going commercial". This is, for the moment, the one way that I can share my enthusiasm and get things rolling. This blog is not going to change at all, I intend to start another one for Wine Time, but I am inclined to get ahead of myself.
I am hardly sleeping, my head is spinning with ideas and excitement, Michael, my boys, my family and friends have been so supportive and I am as happy as I can be.
It is a good place to be.