Ch-ch-ch Changes

Changes

Lots of them, and all of them good. It’s been very quiet here at the Brooklyn Makers blog, but not for lack of activity – more like too much of it. Let me give you an update:

For the last few months I’ve been working on the launch of Founders Workspace, a coworking & community space that just opened its doors in Windsor Terrace. Besides providing a space for local entrepreneurs to do what they love and grow their businesses, Founders will host classes and workshops for the local community. It’s a dream come true, and I couldn’t have done it without my great partner in crime, Abby Palanca.

The other big change is the shift in focus of Brooklyn Makers – or more like going back to our roots. The focus has always been the makers, and we want to devote all our attention to them. Our online store will be closing at the end of this month, allowing us to spend more time discovering new makers and organizing killer events like Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar (4th edition coming on Thanksgiving weekend!).

The online store happened by accident, and has brought so many great experiences, memories and friendships. The day we launched we got featured on Daily Candy, which was nuts and amazing and everything in between. The store took us on a trip to San Francisco, invited by Brit + Co to participate in their first Re-Make event. A few more pop-ups followed, which inspired the idea to create our own event.

It is important to always be mindful of your priorities and personal bandwidth, and to be okay with them changing. I feel like the shop has served its purpose, and am ready now to re-focus the attention I give to inventory and shipping to the core parts of Brooklyn Makers – while still juggling Condensed, mimoYmima and now Founders Workspace, and those two sweet boys that keep me on my toes. The great news for you is that you can score some
pretty amazing deals on the Brooklyn Makers Shop for the next few weeks!

I’ve been talking to a lot of entrepreneurs recently about strategies, long-term plans, and trying our best to balance many fronts. I’d love to hear from any of you who want to share your story or some tips in the comments below.

Here’s to new adventures!

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