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Is what Kelsey called it today. Honestly I kind of agree. We sort of gravitate to these small businesses that desperately need help whether it's because they fail to advertise, or they fail to organize, or something or other else. And by continually I mean twice, but it feels like continually.

I'm really stressed out about it, I just realized. It's an insane weight on me to be put in the place where I'm worried about keeping a business alive instead of just working there. Sometimes I think I'd love the corporate grind for a while just because it's mind numbingly safe. Answer phones, take notes, do my job, do it well, go home, and think about maybe going out to party or shoot some pool sometimes. Play some D&D--but right now, I just can't let myself relax, because I know if I do, we'll go down the drain.

I sound kind of prideful and full of myself there, I know... but it's how it feels.

I'm really glad beyond words that Kelsey is working there with me. Together we're able to achieve so much more than I could do alone. We've done so much re-organizing, re-stocking, finding old stock and putting it out, coming up with new ideas for things to sell, working out events and advertising that James just doesn't have time to deal with, especially because of the Lorenzo-stuck-in-Italy fiasco.

Which is a fiasco.

Sigh. Oh well.

Date: 2 Sep 2010 13:28 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sadako-chan.livejournal.com
That totally sucks! I think the key is to find an established small business that is hiring. That's what ended up happening to me; I literally ran past this cute little deli and they had a help wanted sign up. I went in, talked to him, followed up and got a 9.50/hr job. I think he's successful partly because he has an established clientele and does a LOT of catering.

It's also not a location saturated with similar options like downtown Evanston. You have Bennison's pretty close, which offers basically the same things but is very well known.

If the store could also find a constant selling source like a coffee shop that wants pastries everyday, that would help stimulate business and provide daily guaranteed money.It all sounds easy when I say it, but it's totally not. :(

Date: 2 Sep 2010 21:51 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cellosong.livejournal.com
Lol, we -are- a coffee shop that wants pastries every day.

I guess maybe we could outsource even more?



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