Image snagged from Papel & Co.
I feel like I could write a book called The Little Business That Could! Someone quick trademark that (or maybe it already is)! Kate & Co has grown exponentially in the past year and I feel so incredibly blessed and also shocked! 2016 went by like a whirlwind and 2017 has started off in a bit of a fog, so forgive me, it’s over a week late, but today’s blog is all about the leaps and bounds we’ve made in the last year and where we’re excited to head in the new year!
For starters, Alex who’s my right-hand guy, the Clyde to my Bonnie, and happens to be my husband, has helped get some good tracking systems and analytics in place, so here are a few of those fun numbers!
2016 by the Numbers
Happily married couples: 8
Non-profit galas: 3
Milestone birthdays celebrated: 1
Collaborations with friendors: 4
Total happy guests: 2,354 (!!!)
New social media followers: 687
Friends made: we’re too busy being thankful for these new, fun, creative, talented people in our lives to spend time counting!
It’s incredible to look back at all the people that this little company has already interacted with and we hope that we’ve helped to add love, beauty, and joy to each of their (& your!) lives. Our company’s mission hasn’t changed any, we still believe in creating the most beautiful and meaningful events in order to bring more fulfillment and deeper relationships to our clients, friendors, and everyone else along the way! So we’re making improvements on the business backend in order to do that even better this year.
2017 means MORE
At church a couple of Sundays ago, the sermon really hit home when the pastor said that his word for the year was “more.” More love, more patience, more unity, more empathy, and I’d add more collaboration, more saying “no” to make room for even better “yeses,” more beauty. It’s official, I’m adopting his word as my own too! One of the big ones that I really want to work on is more efficiency and more effectiveness. We’re speeding up our systems and improving the quality in order to make room for more clients and more family time too.
Thanks so much for sticking with us on this journey! I’ve got so many ideas up my sleeve and can’t wait to share them all with you this year through the blog and on our social media, so stay tuned!!