Friday, October 3, 2008

We are open!

Ok, we have been open for 2 whole weeks. I know I should have posted this 2 weeks ago but its been non-stop for us. Business is growing each day but will need to grow a bit more for us to actually live on our sales. For today the rent is paid and we are eating at least three times a day so Praise the Lord!

We are learning the ropes of running a business which is very different than running a church :) Fortunatly we have lots of people who love to give advice on what we should be doing. I think that if you offer advice you should fund it, but I keep that to myself most of the time. I loved the customer that told me we should have flat screen tv's (I think she meant more than one) to watch while customers wait in line. I am trying to decide whether that was a comment critical of the wait or a loving bit of advice from her lengthy travels and experience with the coffee shop trade. I will assume the latter and add it to the list of improvements.

Seriously, we have really enjoyed the times that people wanted to hang out, drink their coffee and chat. The one aspect of having the shop that I was looking forward to is building relationships. We do have a growing list of regulars that we get to chat with each day. I pray that grows into neat opportunities to share God's love and His Word with them.

Who wouldn't love coming to work with this beauty every day?

Bek's favorite job is cashier, which she excels at.

1 comment:

Betty Townsend said...

PTL! I have patiently been waiting for you to update your blog! Being the loving mom/in-law, I was giving you a chance to catch your breath long enough to do it. As Denise has shared with me, it is so good to hear that each day business has picked up. PTL! for that. Keep up the good work and God will continue to bless. Am praying too that opportunities will present themselves to share His word. I'm off to bed. Love you all bunches!! Mom