When the Internet started becoming mainstream around 1996, I saw the potential for web sites to be the digital face of companies. Companies would *need* to be on the web to have continued success. With two of my best friends, we started a web site development company. It didn't go anywhere, but the lessons learned during that adventure were priceless. The most important lesson from that failure was applied from day one at Bit of Whimsy Dolls… you ask what that lesson is? Think global; Not local. We failed because we didn't fully recognize the potential to reach a world wide customer base that the Internet provided.
The thing I'm most proud of at Bit of Whimsy Dolls is that we truly have a global presence and fans around the world.
For me, Bit of Whimsy Dolls is a nights and weekends job. My contribution to the company has been around the design of the original website (which paled in comparison to this one!) and the layout for the PDF patterns you receive. Aside from that, I've given technical support to customers having trouble downloading a pattern or resetting your download link after expiration. On the non-technical side, I've helped Sarah incorporate the business, get our products copyright protected and taken care of other business related activities.
My primary career is technology consulting to the healthcare industry for the past 13 years. It may sound silly, but I knew at a very early age that I wasn't cut out to have a typical 8-5 Monday to Friday job… Providing guidance to senior leaders in the healthcare industry is something I truly love doing.
btw - Sarah's a great boss to work for... (and I'm not just saying that honey!)