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Saturday, June 24, 2017

New Lease??

It's time to sign a new lease...or at lease negotiate one.  It was a stressful day yesterday.  I don't like this part of owning a business.  Landlords have control of your fate.  The negotiations are still ongoing, but I feel they will result in a positive outcome.

We started our Summer Hours yesterday, also.  WOW was it weird going home at 5:00 pm instead of 7:00.  We went to the Rio's and had dinner with them.  Today we close an hour early and head to a birthday party for my oldest grandson...Drew turned 12 today!!  Can you believe it?  He's been part of the store since he was 1 year old.

As of July 1st, we will have had the store open for 11 years.  ELEVEN...and 3 locations. LOL  Yes, three.  Is it time to move again??  NO!!  It takes time, money and help...three items we don't want to waste right now.

So, remember to shop small...
See you soon,
Cheryl

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

B is for Business

So it's been over a month since I posted.  I've been busy with convention, classes, etc.  I've put off responding to another blogger's post as I felt I wouldn't give a positive response to her negativity.

When you are in business a lot if expected of you.  You should always be happy and smiling, even when things are not going that well in your life.  Your business is "you".  So if you are having a bad day, it is best to keep it to yourself or only share with people who know you well enough to let it go.  This was not the case in this other blog.

I would never post something negative about my customers or their demands.  My customers are important to me and respect each one too much to whine about their wants.  Yes, I get that I cannot always please everyone.  I've learned that the hard way over tears.  But now I let their anger slide off my shoulders and onto the ground.

So, please excuse me when I can't get my orders from my distributors in a timely manner. Your orders are so important to me and are what is keeping me in business.  If I could rush them....I would. But sometimes their lives get in the way of business....theirs and mine.  I'm dependent on "them" and their schedule.  What may be a timely manner for them is very inconvenient for me.  I'm so thankful my customers are forgiving and patient.

So to everyone out there who supports me and my business, I say, Thank You!!  You are awesome!!  Keep supporting small business cuz we are disappearing fast.
Until Next Time,
Cheryl