Seth says “it's actually difficult to publish a list like this... maybe that's another reason we hesitate to ship, because we don't want to tout too much. Your turn to post a list somewhere... You'll probably be surprised at how much you accomplished last year. Go ahead and share with your friends, colleagues or the web... don't be shy.”
Alright Seth – off the top of my head here’s some of what shipped in 2010.
- Launched our corporate website StealNetwork.com
- Hired and trained 26 additional employees on our staff
- Fired 3
- BabySteals.com 2nd anniversary (we party so hard online at Steal Network for anniversaries; so they’re quite the project to pull off)
- Enough live video chats on our ustream channel to result in 12,750 viewers
- Helped my beautiful friend Dunia raise $2,600 for a fan Jess B. to buy a gravestone for her baby. The story in her words part 1 and part 2
- Moved our entire operation from a 5,000 sq foot warehouse to a 15,000 sq foot warehouse
- ScrapbookSteals 1st anniversary
- Traveled around Canada for a 4 day “Operation we send joy” tour, crashing a BabySteals.com “meetup” and surprising fans by hand delivering orders to their door
- Spoke at 2 Conferences
- Took BabySteals.com to two steals per day – 9am and 9pm
- #3 in StartupNation’s leading moms in business
- KidSteals 1st anniversary
- Completely changed backend systems for our websites to a custom interface (don't fool yourself- this was Rett & Marco)
- Attended 6 Industry tradeshows including CHA, OR (twice), Kidshow, Magic and ABC
- One of 10 finalists for “Best Entrepreneur - Service Business” Stevie Awards for Women in Business
- Launched KidCrawl.com Read about it here
- “Today’s Steal” iPhone app – available in the iTunes store
Seth says “I didn't do all this myself... far from it.” And neither did I. Thanks to a truly unbelievable business partner (Rett) and a great staff that help make these projects come to fruition.
Here's to a successful 2011 - luckily I've already started on many things that will 'ship' soon! And as Seth says...GO make something happen!