This year Sister Sky turns 13. She was born in 1999 when two sisters hand made a large batch of bath products and candles and rented a kiosk in a Spokane mall. (Yes, we used to make candles but that's another story.) We stocked that little cart full of Sister Sky lotions, soaps, shampoos and conditioners and we were officially open for business! Because we still had our day jobs, we split the shifts at the mall and worked really long hours while raising small children.
I reflect a lot about the enthusiasm we had at the beginning for our business. If you asked me what the magic ingredient is to get through the start up stage in business I would say your ability to remain positive and enthusiastic. Sometimes I have to recall that ability today to fortify me against doubt while growing a company. Happy birthday Sister Sky. 13 is the luckiest number we know!