Getting through the first year of running a small business is no easy feat. Broth Baby was our first go at it, and believe us, there’s a lot to be learned. Government websites, tax documents, endless forms, and a California state health inspection is enough to discourage even the most driven and passionate entrepreneurs. You have to really want it.
And I think it’s safe to say we did. We’re officially 1 year and 1 month into business and, looking back on things, we feel proud, grateful and definitely a bit exhausted! There’s an endless to-do list that comes with running a small business. There always seems to be some really important project on the horizon, a new skill to learn, or big decision to make. Which is why we think running a business that exists for a cause higher than profit is important. Knowing that we’re bringing health and healing into the lives of the families we serve definitely keeps us motivated and excited about moving forward.
The joy of collaboration is also another big motivator. It’s been such a pleasure to engage with our friends and colleagues in working relationships, where we get to experience their talents firsthand. Our latest project has been reworking our website, which involved a killer photoshoot and web help from photographer/web/marketing extraordinaire, Regina Felice, and hand-thrown bowls and mugs from ceramicist Julia Lemke of Totem.
Our beautiful site features a brand new homepage, with quick access to ordering and some fancy new photos. We spruced up the Order Broth page which now includes all the specifics on delivery and pick-up, including a new map of where to find our broth in the bay! On our About Us page, you can see our shiny new portraits and learn more about each of us. And finally, my favorite addition, the Our Partners page highlights the amazing local businesses that use our broth and more information about where we source our ingredients.
Most importantly, we want to acknowledge you, our customers and friends, who have been with us from the beginning, and say that we couldn’t have done with without you! It brings smiles to our faces to be able to say that we’ve had many customers stick with us for over a year now. Thank you for welcoming Broth Baby into your homes and staying loyal through our early stages. We love you!
Cassandra + Adam