One good thing about setting such low goals -- they aren't that hard to achieve.
So far, our sales are more toward the middle case scenario than the worst case scenario.
Or course, the middle case scenario once would have been our worse case.....
It's been an interesting couple of weeks. I haven't made any reorders for an entire month, except for off the 'liquidation' lists. (I made a decision to go ahead and order good product at discounts while they are still available.)
Meanwhile, I didn't reorder the week before Christmas, which was fairly easy cause stuff wouldn't have arrived until a day or two before. I didn't order the week of Christmas or the week of New Years, because it would've been difficult to shoe-horn it in the available days, and because I was otherwise occupied.
This last week was a bit harder, because we have a fair number of spot shortages, but I ignored them.
I have one big payment to the governments for Pat's quarterly wages.
My credit card turns over about mid-month, so that bills will come due in late February.
So I'm biding my time.
I'll have several thousand dollars to spend for the February period; probably pretty much enough to replace all the evergreen product, and maybe even increase a bit.
All I have to do not reorder on Monday or Tuesday, and I'm there.
(Then again, having a couple of really, really slow hours like this morning have me doubting I should start reordering. I just have to keep playing it as I see it...)
On another subject -- was interesting with the new job report to listen to all the talk about 'what it would take' to restore confidence and get employers to start employing.
Well, this hits home -- on a tiny little scale, having just let go of my one employee.
And I can't figure out what the hell they're talking about.
Restore confidence to rehire an employee?
Well, increased sales and profits would do it.
4 days ago