The process of starting your own small business is fascinating, you learn a ton when you start from scratch. I started the loan process over a year ago and it is truly rewarding that we are now near completion of this project. It is everything I hoped it would be when we embarked on this mission, it was fun to learn some new skills.
You learn a lot, how to secure the SBA financing, negotiating a lease, designing the store, ordering the equipment, sourcing inventory, payroll, accounting and hiring personnel. My years in radio prepared me for a lot of it, but I still feel like a rookie when it comes to operating a business.
Now comes the hard part, actually operating the business, we have 8 employees including Nicole and I, we hope to ramp up to 15 before the first month is over based on our needs. We feel like we have some great people who could potentially be with us for a while. I have one more interview tomorrow.
I'll keep you posted as we get closer to the July 7th opening day!
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