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Mill Pond C&G Blog

  • Looking Back And Moving Forward.

    As we come to the end of 2021, I want to reflect on the reality of the present state in which we live but also the highlights of the many great mom...
  • Fielding Necessary Questions.

    This is the third attempt at writing this blog post without losing it on my browser... there has got to be a good reason. After much deliberation, ...
  • Seeing Rabbits.

    The last few weeks I have been scrambling to get to the shop and pumping in 150% of my energies to sell down the excessive amount of stock we have ...
  • Back in the bricks....at least temporarily.

    A funny thing happened to me these last two weeks, I decided to go back to the bricks, at least temporarily. I had a bit of a revelation as the fal...
  • No pain, no gain!

    I recently reviewed the stock I have in inventory only to find myself deflated. “Why hasn’t more of these beautiful products sold”, “how am I going...
  • Summer, A Time To Reflect

    How may of us wait for those warmer days, the ones that take us back to childhood? We long for open windows, sitting outside, late evening walks an...
  • To re-open or not to re-open that is the question?

    It's summer, things are starting to look brighter and better on many fronts; including the re-opening of many retail stores. I must admit, after si...
  • Setbacks and Customer Loyalty

    They say it can take a setback in your business to know where true loyalty lies with your customers. This past week I was able to witness the truth...
  • Signs of Spring

    One thing the world cannot do, is stop the changing of seasons. With the gentleness and beauty of spring upon us, there isn't any way that our sens...
  • The not so joy of e-commerce

    I would have to say that what I miss most about owning a small business is the day to day interaction with my customers. Don’t get me wrong, workin...
  • Who we once were in small business

    It has been one heck of a year as a small local business. But, a new one has begun:) I leave the “lack of elaboration” of what kind of year 2020 ha...