sign found here
this photo thanks to Drey ft our temple sign
sign found here
Oh hello! So here's a little story for you today. I was planning on closing my shop, Framed, for a few weeks because baby is coming soon! I wanted to close today, actually, so I would have time to get orders done in time and not be in labor and like "oh my gosh we have to go mail an order I forgot to send out! It can't be late!!" because literally, I WOULD do that. Be at the hospital stressing out about signs and try to get home to work more haha small business owner probs for sure.
I hated the idea of closing because then the shop would lose momentum and I always have this fear that if I close and then re-open, all of a sudden no one will want my product anymore and it will crash and burn. Very dramatic, I know, but it's my fear!! I even announced closing like 5 times on the Framed instagram page because as much as I didn't want to, I didn't really know what else to do! My mother in law brought up hiring someone to do signs while I figure out the whole mom thing and hiring someone happened to be my second biggest fear!! I thought about it before for 1 second but was too nervous to actually go forward with it. I was scared that if I hired someone, they'd learn the tricks of the trade and then quit and open their own shop haha My fears are pretty creative, I tell ya. I've hired help in the past with a few things and I just felt like it didn't work out very well so that scared me, too! (ps not with my Utah girl, Shaney, just other random things I've hired for down in AZ)
Anyways, once my mother in law put that in my head, I knew I had to just face my fear and take the risk! I'm a freak and listen to/ watch business interviews of people talking about their small shops and how they grew and all of them always say hiring help was so scary but the best decision they ever made for their business! So I posted something in a facebook group I'm in and set up interviews! The first girl we interviewed, I knew she was perfect!! We had a few other interviews set up still but decided to cancel them for now. We want to bring in a second girl in the future and go from there!
Anyways, just wanted to share that little speal so one day I can come back and remember my crazy fears and then hopefully get to say that hiring help was the best decision I ever made! I'm pretty excited and I can't wait to see how it goes!!