There's something very different about this anniversary though. I don't have that feeling of "it feels like just yesterday when I opened my store". In fact, I feel like it's been ages since I started Brass Tacks, and so much has happened along the way. But what makes this year truly different from any other is that for the first time I'm seeing the company make larger leaps towards growth. It's exciting. No, it's thrilling (a bit scary too, but mostly just really very thrilling)!!
The scary part is knowing that nothing is permanent- markets change, employee turnover can be high when you least need it to be, and it's such a struggle for a small company to get access to resources usually reserved for large retail brands who can order in thousands. But that's running a business anywhere I guess!
For now I'm going to enjoy this birthday- it's the most exciting one yet! And I'm filled with gratitude for having come this far. Thanks to everyone who has shown me love, support, and encouragement.
*Our Anniversary sale is on from August 10th - August 21st, with a holiday on Independence day. If you live in Chennai, you really should drop by!