OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY
A behind-the-scenes look at what we do every day - including lessons learned, milestones and challenges that keep us up at night.
Lessons Learned -
Don’t pick up a 40kg box of cacao by yourself. ;-) This landed Kim flat on her back for 3 days, in chiropractic for 1 month and now at on-going PT (nearly 3 months later). Going forward, likely we’ll be looking for smaller boxes (vs. picture) to use after this shipment!
Successfully switched accounting software (from Quickbooks to Xero) - doesn’t seem too exciting, but those who have attempted this know it’s HUGE!
Published our 2018 Impact Report HERE.
Current Focus -
After 2+ years, we’re STILL waiting for organic certification. Once this is received, we’ll be able to…
Secure an ocean route from Honduras to Seattle for the cacao. We’d been struggling to find one, but this is a blessing in disguise because we JUST found out it’s better to wait to ship until after our organic certification is final. For now, we’re still air freighting via FedEx. Sigh.
We’re getting closer to a working prototype of a simple hand-powered “machine” to assist our partners with shelling their cacao.
We’re HIRING! We’ve just completed a job description for a digital marketer. Sadly, thought Kim has been called a marketing guru, digital didn’t exist when she last marketed a portfolio os $100M+ brands… So we’re learning all over again!