Archive for September, 2011

Leigh Silkunas

100th Client!

09/28/11

Late last week, I crossed a fun milestone:  100 Alesya Bag sold. The best part was the 100th client was Leigh Silkunas, who had just written a blog post about […]

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Flu?

Flu?

09/20/11

I have a fever. And I’m achy. And I’m not eating anything but toast. Are entrepreneurs even allowed to get sick? Sigh. ~All my best from my bed.

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Thank You Note from Rifle Paper Co.

Official Work Schedule

09/19/11

Stephanie, our nanny for the past year, had her last day with us on Thursday.  She had a wonderful opportunity to teach English to students in France.   Of course she […]

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Alesya Bags Ambassador Notes

Ambassador Bags – An Update

09/12/11

Today the ambassador bags were supposed to go out.  Alas, there was a printing issue with their business cards (wrong paper) so we’re hoping for a ship date of tomorrow.  […]

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Where I Was on September 11th

Where I Was on September 11th

09/11/11

On September 11, 2001 I was living near San Jose, CA and up at 5:30 AM to get ready for a 7:00 AM Toastmasters meeting.  When Matt Lauer said they […]

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Paddington Bear Alesya Opelt

European Distributor

09/06/11

Does anyone know how to get a European distributor?  Or even a mail house? I’ve had at at least 10 requests for bags in Europe, but the cost is so […]

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Earvin Magic Johnson and Josh Linkner Detroit Venture Partners

Labor Day

09/04/11

Tomorrow is Labor Day – a national day of rest.  Officially.  But I won’t be observing this year. My other job (You know I have another job, right?  I’m Josh […]

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First Alesya Bags

Get It Out There

09/01/11

Before I launched the company, I was very secretive about it.  I didn’t post pictures of the bag on the blog.  Heck, I didn’t post pictures of the packaging, the […]

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