In another post, I talk about my dying business and link to this post on people and organizations with whom I dealt with and either blatantly ripped me off or provided very poor service. Since I don’t have much to lose anymore, I’m going to call them out so that maybe someone doesn’t make the […]Read more "My Hall of Shame"
It’s June 15th, 2018 and three years ago I incorporated Narrows Hill LLC as an entity to produce, develop and license my invention, the Card Caddy, and follow-on products. According to my business plan, by now I was supposed to be making enough money to pay myself a partial salary, but instead I’m planning on […]Read more "Pre-mortem of a dying product"
Just came back from exhibiting the Card Caddy at Adepticon 2018 and it was one of the best shows we’ve done in awhile. Below is a run down of the Con from an exhibitor’s point of view. TLDR version: Well-run and vendor-friendly con. Very much focused on mini wargaming, but many attendees were all-around tabletop […]Read more "Adepticon 2018 – exhibitor’s review"
Just got back from my third time trying out for Shark Tank in Pittsburgh for the Card Caddy. You can read about my pitches in Charlotte and Raleigh in previous posts. I feel like it was my best one yet, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this time I’ll get the call. ABC announces […]Read more "Shark Tank, Take 3"
I’ve been gearing up for a Kickstarter for our new Dice Tower product soon and have been bulking up our email list in preparation. In Part 1, I went over an unsuccessful way to build your list through a giveaway, and in Part 2, did an overview of a more successful process using Facebook leads. […]Read more "Building your email list, Part 3"
When we show the Card Caddy (the only playing card case that turns into a discard tray) at trade shows and cons, we almost always get asked if we have a dice tower, too. In fact, we’ve had a dice tower in the works for awhile and I think we’re finally ready to unveil our […]Read more "Introducing the Dice Tower, by Card Caddy"
In Part 1, I discussed am unsuccessful effort to build my email list for my planned Dice Tower Kickstarter campaign. In spite of a snarky comment when I posted the bad results on a Facebook group, I decided to share the results of some continuing efforts. Here, I follow up with a successful campaign. TLDR: […]Read more "Building your email list, Part 2"