We are hurtling, at breakneck speed, towards something amazing. The thought of having a showroom wasn’t even on our radar even a year ago, but I’m going to stick my neck out here and predict that within a year we will have one.
Talk about getting serious! It probably sounds silly to a lot of people, but seriously I never would have dreamed of it even a short time ago.
Tomorrow T, the former showroom manager who is set to join us, is coming for a last chat to iron out the details of his employment. Honestly, I can’t wait for him to start. I know my work days will transform and I hope I will get so much more done – some days I flap about because there is so much to do, and do barely anything.
I wrote here about how things were coming to an end with C, who has been our full time employee for around a year and a half. The end truly arrived and he has gone, mostly to a feeling of relief. He’s been great but…
I understand now why people talk about how the business has to come first. Without the business, none of us have anything.
We’re still not out of the woods. The business is top heavy, but bringing T on board to pull it forward is the only way, I’m sure. If not, at least we will have tried.
Yesterday we travelled down to the NEC near Birmingham to the vast trade show that is KBB – Kitchens Bedrooms Bathrooms – and what a great day it was.
Given my previous experience of trade shows has been Cake International it was a little different but generally I guess every trade show is the same – dozens of stands showing off their wares and full of salespeople all keen to get you on board.
I still find my lack of retail experience hard, we might talk about the products but at a certain point in every conversation I know it should come to the pricing and that’s where my confidence lets me down.
So that’s where T is going to come in, hopefully.
OMG I can’t wait! I’m just so flipping grateful he came along!!