THE WEEK IN REVIEW: Keeping it Real / by Love You Back Productions

This week, Weenta and Julia decide to keep it real...

Mood.

Mood.

More mood.

More mood.

We were filmed for an interview about our business for the Women in Business Challenge. Part of the interview will be screened during the competition.

It felt really strange being on the other side of the camera, and to be honest, it wasn't our best interview. We were both tired and stressed and felt like our answers weren't as genuine as they should be.

Pretty much the mood of our on-camera interview for the Women in Business Challenge. 

Why? Because we felt pressured to say we'd be a $1 million dollar business in 3 years, even though we thought that goal wasn't realistic.  

That's why this week, we decided to revise our Women in Business pitch to reflect our actual progress in business thus far. That means changing our projection that we'll be a $1 million dollar business in 3 years to a projection that we'll be a $1 million dollar business in 5 years. Way more feasible, if you ask us. 

That also means getting real about how broke we were 2 years ago, even if it doesn't look pretty. 

Those were desperate times.

Those were desperate times.

We're almost all prepped for our bridal show on March 7th--that's this Tuesday! 

Part of our bridal show prep is a new pricing increase. After the last round of wedding videos, Julia realized that we weren't compensating ourselves for the amount of time and attention we spend on each wedding video. 

You can see our new pricing and package offers in our pricing section. Here are the prices as discounted for the upcoming bridal show:

Speaking of bridal prep, this morning we spotted this mistake on our banner for the bridal show. See it?:

Can you believe we've printed this twice without realizing? Epic fail. 

Can you believe we've printed this twice without realizing? Epic fail. 

We're returning to our creative roots. Upon reflection, we realized our lives as businesswomen have completely eclipsed our creative lives. We want to bring more joy to our work and incorporate more creative projects. Our first idea is to film a music video--which is really where this whole thing started. 

Julia and I met making a music video for Tank and the Bangas. Yesterday morning, we saw that Tank and the Bangas won NPR's 2017 Tiny Desk Concert. Hurrah!

We were mesmerized by Tank's and the gang's infectious, fun-loving energy while working with them. We couldn't be more proud that they're getting the recognition they deserve. Most importantly, it reminded us that's the kind of work we got into this business to make and we shouldn't lose sight of that.

Here's their winning video, a song called "Quick" that has Tank both singing and rapping:

The decision to choose Tank and the Bangas as the winners was unanimous among the 10 judges of the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. "Tank is a force of nature, just full of joy — and her band is killing in the background." - Trey Anastasio, Tiny Desk Concert Judge

Look out for next week's blog post, which will include a bridal show recap (and this time we'll remember to take pictures. Lots of them!