New Rose City Label Website Coming Soon
A BEAUTIFUL Rose City Label web redesign is coming soon – You will LOVE it! More natural layout, better navigation, and more of a visual focus on the amazing products we help to promote. Our work really is VISUAL – what we produce needs to pop off the shelf, and the new images in this site will show that much more clearly.
The important take away for you – the small business owner, label buyer, or budding entrepreneur that is reading this – are the lessons I learned along the way. After many years of using the same web ‘guru’ – who I loved working with and is still a good friend – I decided to make a change. My previous service provider was excellent, and very technically savvy, but he is not a CREATIVE TYPE! I am also not a creative type, so we got along great. When I decided I could only go so far working with someone who thought “just” like me, so I made a Leadership Decision and I COMMITTED to fill a gap.
I could only go so far working with someone who thought “just” like me, so I made a Leadership Decision and I COMMITTED to fill a gap.
Engaging the Creative Website and Internet Marketing Services of the talented Scott Sakamoto of Ronin Studios has been a great experience, but not always easy. Here is what I learned:
- You can benefit greatly from surrounding yourself with people that are NOT like you (that THINK DIFFERENTLY). I have benefited greatly by having a different perspective. I am not a designer, I did not go to art school and I don’t see things in that way. Square peg in a round hole. BUT, I get great value by having input from someone with a different perspective.
- I am not good at letting go. As a small business owner, I am usually where the buck stops. Right or wrong, I have to make a decision. With the partnership with Scott Sakamoto and Ronin Studios, I had to defer some of that control. I agreed to it as a condition of working with Scott and the Update of the Rose City Label Website – he has the experience to know that only one Leader can be in charge of a project like this; that part was easy to understand from Scott’s experience (Ronin Studios Blog “What We Believe“) and portfolio reflects the type of work I can expect to receive.
- Rewarded: It was worth it. After some hand wringing and hurt feelings, I am thrilled with the end result – and I think you will be too. Keep the big picture and the end goal in mind when you enter a project like this, and make sure you have clear communication with a top quality partner, and I think you will love the results.
Stay tuned for the final product – and maybe a few more stories about the journey – but hopefully these lessons are helpful. Great growth experience for me. It has made me a better leader, and our company is better served by partnering with someone to fill in the gaps. You can’t do it all, so surround yourself with “Rock Stars”.