Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me today. Today I will be sharing ways to use the Bullet Journal in a small business and I invited a friend to share her ideas with us!
In January, I had the opportunity to share how to use the Bullet Journal system in a couple of workshops we held at one of my shops, Wilderlove in Greenwood, Delaware. Over 35 women were in attendance and they were able to learn how to use the Bullet Journal system to help them accomplish the tasks they needed to do.
One of those wonderful women was this young lady who is a fellow vendor at Wilderlove. Her name is Kanina and if you ask her how to pronounce it, she quickly tells you ‘like the number nine’ Ka-nine-a! She creates mostly fabric and knitted/crocheted items for various uses. She has the cutest little pen holder made specifically for the Bullet Journal and of course I custom ordered one to match my journal and business colors 🙂 Such a sweetheart too!! She shared so many ideas with us at the workshops that I asked her for an interview discussing how she uses the BuJo system for her business.
Here we go!
Hi Kanina! Tell us a bit about yourself and your business:
My name is Kanina Miller, and my business name is The Yarn Nomad. Much of what I do is make things with yarn, though that is not the only material that I love using. I have sewn/fabric products, as well as jewelry. My dream is to support artisans around the world by using their yarn to make my products. And to also sell their finished projects as well. (I already have a bag maker in Thailand that I work with and LOVE her products!) My business is a few years old and started at a time when I couldn’t do very much at all due to health problems that had me spending most of my time at home. But I could make things! Being able to crochet and be creative became a sort of lifeline for me and gave me a purpose during “the dark days.”
How long have you used the BuJo system for planning? How is this system working for you and your business?
I started using a bullet journal last year. My “business bestie” had started using one and gifted a journal to me, in hopes that it would be helpful to me. After several months, I started to see the value to my day-to-day life that a bujo could be and I started pinning all the things and then started doing layouts. It was slow going for me, but over time I have begun depending on it for helping keep me motivated and organized.