Friends as Customers

I received another order from another dear friend this week. This time it was for two of my crocheted cowls.

It’s funny because when you start a business often friends and family are the first people to see what you are about. So it only makes sense that a lot of your first customers are friends and family.

I find it a little difficult though because whenever I get such an order I want to make something for them for free because after all they are friends and family.

I actually have to fight the urge though. If it were the other way around I know I would be excited to order something from a friend and help their business at the same time. It would make me happy to give my money to someone I know rather than an anonymous big box store. This thinking is what helps me fight that urge of giving things away to my loved ones.

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