Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Portland Christmas Ornaments

Here are some more of the Portland themed Christmas ornaments that we've recently listed on Etsy.  They are Portland Japanese Garden, the Evolution of the White Stag Sign, the International Rose Test Garden, and Oregon Landmarks featuring Mt Hood with the Portland skyline, the Portland sign, and Vista House at Crown Point.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Small Business Saturday a Bust?

Multnomah Falls, Oregon in Autumn                             copyright Mesman Images
We're small business owners.  Along with nearly 300 other small businesses, we sell directly to the public every Saturday and Sunday, ten months a year.  So, Small Business Saturday would seem like a slam-dunk, no-brainer perfect event for people like us.  This year, we promoted the heck out of it.  We had a special 20% off sale that day.  We put up the special signs generated on the SmallBizSat website.

In talking with our colleagues and customers, though, one question kept coming up:  How could Small Business Saturday be scheduled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?!  Everyone spends their money at big-box stores and online that weekend.  Let's hope that, next year, Small Business Saturday gives struggling small business owners a chance to actually make some money!

Monday, November 26, 2012

This is our new ornament, featuring Portland's iconic White Stag sign.  It measures 2.5"  square, with "Made in Oregon" on one side and "Portland Oregon" on the other.  You can buy them on Etsy for $12.00 each in the MesmanToo shop.