Hi there! As we settle further into fall, with winter on the way maybe you were wondering what is happening with the shop. Well you are in luck because i have a shop update for you. construction is still steadily happening at the building we are going to move into, and if you have ever been waiting on construction you know it always takes longer than you expected. So we still are not sure when we will be moving into the shop, but the good news is that doesn’t mean we can’t print and work on all of the boring aspects of building a business. Currently one of the ocelots is enrolled in a business plan planning class at D-Hive. Who knew business planning was so much work! i certainly didn’t, so we are glad to have the help. We still plan on being at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, and have been steadily working on goodies to sell at our table. Our blog will soon be getting a minor face lift, we will be adding pages to explain who we are what we want to do, as well as the details of membership.
And in really amazing news, we were awarded a $1,000 grant from The Awesome News Task Force Detroit!! We are so excited that they thought our shop idea sounded bad ass enough to give us some money to help us get started. We now have a budget that begins with a 1 instead of a 0, and that is awesome news indeed. We will be doing some fundraising soon to help get the doors open and supplies in the closet. Since I don’t have any pictures of printing I will leave you with a link to this video, it is on heavy rotation for me when feeling down. http://grist.org/list/baby-pandas-on-a-slide/