Well it has been awhile since my last post but you'll soon realize why. Weat Free has undergone some significant changes, morphed into a bakery and coffee shop, undergone a build out of a new space, worked on all things necessary to get a retail front open and has successfully navigated it all to the point of finally being open! Welcome to the world Good Karma Coffee featuring Weat Free Breakfast Foods!!
It has been tough to see my wife and in-laws work feverishly through this undertaking while trying to maintain an appropriate level of distance; not to mention picking up the areas where my wife doesn't have time to address...house/kid duties. I can honestly say that (a) I have fallen short of her efforts and; (b) it never ceases to amaze me the amount of work it takes to "manage" (and I use that term in regard to myself very loosely) a household with 2 young children.
It causes heart palpitations to see the amount of effort and details that go into opening a business. From the pseudo-outside looking in, it requires a monumental amount of attention to detail, navigating contractors, inspectors, suppliers, equipment, design, pricing, staffing, expense control, product development, financial acumen, marketing and most of all, PATIENCE. The results, if all of these areas can be successfully navigated, are displayed in the launch of a beautiful new coffee shop and bakery that has great equipment, staff, products and good mojo. The neighborhood has been supportive and the gluten free community is catching on. More time is being spent on marketing to generate sales but for a fledgling business in this economy, I'd have to say things are going great and they'll only get better.
Now that things are up and running, the gears are shifting for the family in terms of schedules...4:30am wake up calls for my wife..."Time to make the donuts!". Getting the kids ready for camp/school and making it to work on time is the challenge I face but I welcome this with the notion that it takes all hands on deck to maintain, well, life. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the future unfolds and am confident that this work as my family has proven time and again that in the face of adversity they can get it done in a manner the exudes Good Karma!
Until next time....