Today is the last day of the 101010 Project, 10 Women, 10 Businesses, 10 Questions. I will give my answer to the question in the final series post.
But first, a little information about me and my business:
Business name: Phyllis Dobbs Art & Design
Phyllis’ Zazzle store
Phyllis’ Zazzle store for business products
Years in business: 27
A little more: As an artist, I create art for licensing on products in the textile, gift and home goods industry. In textiles, I have designed fabric collections for 7 years with collections for Quilting Treasures. I also focus on designing quilt and sewing patterns and have written a new quilt book “Asymmetrical Quilts”.
The Question #8: Who is that one person you would like to sit and talk with about your business?
I am in a huge network of people with the same type of business as mine. So I would go in a different direction. Tony Ford is the one I would love to sit and talk with. I think of him as a tech guru for social media. I have attended several of Tony’s seminars and came away with so much information. He is very up to date with all of it. In today’s world, social media is so important for business so I would discuss the rapidly changing world of social media and technology and how to use it effectively with my business. I would also like to know how more on how to work with the Panda Slap, which I didn’t know existed until the last seminar I attended of his. (Tony Ford is the COO of ArtFire.com and the Technology Expert for the Craft and Hobby Association, CHA).
My current projects: I am currently working on a lot of new art for licensing including art for a new fabric line as well as adding more art to products for my Zazzle stores and for products in Little Red Tulip. I also just entered into a collaboration with another quilt designer for a quilt related project.
Thank you for visiting the 101010 Project posts. Below are the other artists and the questions they will be hosting. Please check them out! Thank you for visiting the 101010 Project blog series!
Laure Otero – #1 – Is it necessary for your business to line up with your soul purpose? What value is there to having that aligned?
Stephanie Guimond – #2 – Do you have a business mentor? What value does that offer to your experiences as a business owner?
Shari Sherman – #3 – What animal would represent your first year of business.
Robin Norgren – #4 – What business/businesses have you chosen to model your business after?
Dani Keith – #5 – At this moment, what one idea do you need to start executing for your business?
Paula Joerling – #6 – What part of your business have you delegated or put on hold in order to focus your energy more efficiently?
Valerie Weller – #7 – How did you finally decide on the look of your brand? What did the evolution look like?
Due to life’s twists and turns, this session of the 101010 Project features 8 participants instead of 10.