Today has been a good day.
Not only was it productive getting some shipments in but I have more good news. I recently made an offer to someone to come and work for me. I don't want to get into great detail but this person is someone I deem fit to come and work for the store. Not only does he have good retail experience, he is also part of the Haji Lane family in that he has been around the neighbourhood working for another store for a while. Since he was doing it for fun, I have offered him the chance to come and work for us full time. Today he got back at me and took the job. I am excited because him and I both see eye to eye in many ways in that we have similar ideas, goals and directions. This always makes for a successful partnership and I look forward to working with the dude.
Something to think about people; don't hire someone just because they can sell shit for you. Anyone can do that! Hire them also because of their ideas and long term goals. In a competitive retail environment, it's always good to afford your employees some creative responsibility as well. You can't get all the ideas on your own. Allowing your employee to grow with the business usually makes for a successful hire. Build that family and the business will eventually take off.
On a more fun note. This guy also hooked me up with some sweet shit. Check these bad boys out. Jap exclusives.