December was a particularly rough month at work. We were busier than usual for that time of year and it seemed that most days in the office were rushed. Much of our equipment and uniforms were not cared for as well as they should have been that month to the point where some of them needed to be replaced.
Sometimes that is the cost of business.
I figured that I would order some new groomers pants at this time of year since things are a bit slower. Sure, we actually have enough uniforms in-stock for everyone, but I am one of those people who like to be a little more cautious and have extra clothes on-hand just in case we need them.
I guess I plan for the worst-case scenario all of the time – I suppose that risk-management is a good skill to have when you are the business owner, right?
It shouldn’t take long for the new work clothes to be shipped here and I’ll feel a lot better once we have them. In the future we will have to be more mindful of the tools that we use to make our livelihood – we should have taken better care of them over the Christmas season.
It is hard to believe that our company moved into our head office nearly fourteen years ago. At the time many of my friends thought it was a pie-in-the-sky dream that would never come to fruition, but against all odds we made it. We have come a long way from the original fourteen staff we had on opening day and I am proud of what we have accomplished.
In order to celebrate opening our fourth store, I decided that it was time that we gave our head office a bit of a facelift. The building was starting to show its age, and if we wanted to continue to make a good impression with our clients and suppliers, I felt that we needed to give our home a little TLC.
The first stage of the renovations was completed a week ago when we found a great deal on commercial windows Los Angeles. The new windows really changed the appearance of the building and modernized it. We have a new door on order as well, and once that arrives, the front of the office will be almost complete.
We are still working out some kinks in terms of finding someone to paint the building, but when we are done, I know the office will look brand new again. Hopefully the renovations won’t take much more time.