Just Continuing On

Susan Cwik

Yesterday was rough and it’s always interesting to see how I do after a day such as that. I got up and worked out, always good. It’s my late start to the day so I could get a few things done around the house before coming to the store. All of that fabric I picked up last weekend needed to find a home so I can find it once I know what I want to do with it. Of course, one of the things I picked up I’ve already started taking apart and designing a new dress. I’m meshing some patterns together so I’m really hoping it turns out.

Unfortunately, I now sit here in the quiet, again, and wonder what to do next. What will be the thing that starts to turn this around? I see a few people walk their dogs outside the store so I put up a “Pets Welcomed’ sign. Maybe it will convince those people to walk in. Tomorrow I will talk with my social media guru to start creating email campaigns that will get sent out weekly. I only want to do it once a week as I do not want to be that annoying company that sends out emails all the time. I don’t know about you but I delete the majority of those.

I’m thinking of creating a card that can tell people about who we are and can be distributed to various other businesses. The problem with this is trying to get anyone to go distribute them. I just can’t be in 2 places at the same time and my energies should be in the store. As I stated earlier, I have people who can work in the store in a pinch, I am just better at helping people to understand the product. I truly need outside sales help and I’ve got no one right now. Sigh! I will continue to work on that.

Running a business is not easy, especially when you are on your own, with no help. I have meetings with myself, brainstorming sessions with myself, just all the things with me, myself, and I. Granted, I get to listen to whatever I want, eat whenever I want, and  basically do whatever the heck I want whenever I want to do it. For some, I’m sure that sounds like the perfect job. For me it’s just darn lonely and I’m an introvert.

I want to be busy! I want lots of people to come in and find value with what I have to offer! I want to help people! I don’t even need to make a lot of money doing this, just a little to help cover some bills, that is all. I don’t think I’m asking too much, am I?

Anyway, this kind of devolved into a bit of a pty party again and I was really trying not to do that. I do want to thank any of you who read this. It is very much appreciated.

Until next time,

                Have a Healthy Day

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