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New Tricks

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

We have so much fun coming up with ideas for projects for the children. Parents often comment that they wish they could skip work and hang out with us. After a parent thank you party, one suggested that we take our projects to the corporate world. And, so it began.

We came up with the title Create Like a Kid. A law firm started the process of registering our logo and our friends at SpeedPro East Bay created pull up banners and tablecloths for us to use at events. Contacts in the Bay Area were hearing our pitch. We were on our way. And, the world came to a screeching halt.

Hazel and I decided to use our grown up arm of Alameda Arts and start virtual Create Like a Kid. What fun!!! A few practice events first seemed like a good idea. They went well. We were hired by the San Francisco Health Department to provide a project for a going away party. We launched our Tuesday night Create Like a Kid. And, now we are growing this part of our business. Now, getting the word out to everyone that Create Like a Kid is helping people connect, be creative (getting out of their head) and finding ways to thrive during this time of our lives.

We have learned so much about marketing. Not the easiest thing for either one of us, as it turns out. Stepping out of our comfort zone is never easy, but it is so good for us. We are learning what works for us. For instance, neither one of us likes to call people to tell them what we are doing. We are both happy to send texts, write emails, post on Facebook and Instagram and learn to use our own website to market what we are doing during this interesting time in our world. As it has for so many, COVID-19 has changed the way we do business.

The changes in how we can do things has helped us develop new skills. Hazel is getting more comfortable navigating our website and using it to send out invitations to join us. I am understanding more and more the power of Instagram. We are both daily sending out messages about what we are offering. We are finding joy in all we do. New skill development is challenging, but whoever said you can't learn new tricks turns out to be wrong.

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