Why I Almost Quit my Small Business: One Year Later

Why I Almost Quit my Small Business: One Year Later

By Jenny Watson

One year ago, I posted a blog that quickly became our most engaging blog we ever posted. It was called, “Why I Almost Quit My Small Business” and it outlined the tumultuous journey I had been on with our gummy manufacturer, explaining to our customers why we had changed our gummy recipe so many times in 2021 and early 2022. In short, our first gummy manufacturer was not able to maintain the quality standard I keep for my products so I had the difficult task of finding another manufacturer or risk losing our second most popular product (our top product has always been Elderberry Syrup). I was blown away at the love and support we received from that blog post…so many customers affirming that they loved our small business, encouraging me to keep fighting and offering our community quality elderberry products that help keep families everywhere healthy and active. It was a huge encouragement to me during a time where I simply just wanted to give up.

So, fast forward one year from that blog post, one year from the lowest I have ever felt as a business owner…where are we now? Well, I am typing this blog with a huge smile on my face because not only were we able to find a quality and reputable gummy manufacturer, but we now have THREE different gummy products (Elderberry, Collagen and Sleep Well Gummies) that have quickly become customer favorites! We literally cannot keep these products on our shelves with how fast they are selling! 

With this unexpected success of our gummy sales, we have had a few struggles with delayed orders getting to our customers. It’s a good problem to have, but still a problem. Some of you reading this blog are one of those customers who have had to wait multiple weeks for your order. To you, I would like to say THANK YOU for your patience as you waited. We are SO happy to say that we now have these delicious gummies back in stock and continue to get flooded with fantastic reviews from customers who are loving the benefits. If you haven’t tried our gummies, now is the time! For a limited time, get 15% off our Elderberry Gummies, Collagen + Biotin Gummies or our Sleep Well Gummies for Adults or Kids with code GUMMIES15. Code cannot be combined with any other discount.

As always, thank you for continuing to support our sweet small business! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or email us at info@theelderberryco.com.

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I am glad that you perserved and found a new manufacturer and kept your standards. That was the hard part. Your products are the best, and as someone who has a compromised immune system I depend heavily on your little business. I only buy organic. So without you I am probably on the road to poorer health. I have recommended you to several friends and family. I have not heard anything but good feedback. Every business and person travels the road unpaved, it’s navigating those bumps that make you stronger and successful. Keep up the good work. You provide an excellent product to lots of people and you employ great people. Keep up the good work and here’s to continued success.

Hillary Lilly

Looking forward to the product. I see your in Indiana so hopefully won’t take long to get it.

Robert Sparks

I can’t believe that post was a year ago! I remember reading it and meaning to comment. I am a loyal customer and truly am so glad you didn’t quit!

I only live across the river, and will someday soon get to the store in person. Until then I rely on your speedy delivery!

Keep up the excellent work!

Lori McAtee

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