Sweet nothing bracelets on both wrists… any thoughts?
Yes, I love symmetry :) Also a big fan of layering bracelets - Forever & clasped!
Where did you get funding to start Catbird?
I was - and am still - self funded. When I started in 2004, I used the 16k I had in savings which covered my security deposit and some rent, some merch, and the build-out that we did ourselves with floor panels from Costco. I was scrappy! (See photo!) At the time 0% credit cards were a thing, so I used those instead of bank loans. It was a different time!
What's something you had to learn the hard way?
Allowing my fear of confrontation to guide me… When someone is a bad fit, passively waiting for it to get better is a bad idea. Letting it go on too long is damaging to your business and your people.