This is a recording of the creation of a new business, Dancing Cup Cafe, in Orange Beach, Al., by two people that have never opened a business before, Scott VanTine and Rhonda Hill. We chose Orange Beach because we wanted to be close to my family and we wanted to be even closer to the beach. We chose a coffee shop because we both love coffee shops and both know how to work one. What we don't know is how to start one.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I see the light.
We're so close to that opening date. I'm telling myself we'll be open one week from today. Now I just have to go in and tell everyone else we will be open on Saturday and they ( the construction guys ) need to be out by Wednesday. Scott and Linda Heltzel are helping me become more assertive. I really wish I had started this adventure being assertive, maybe we would be open by now. I know the weather is so humid right now, that to work 12 hours a day in our little coffee shop would be very nice. Next week we will be getting in art and antiques, food orders and permits ! We will be open one week from to day ! We will!
Maybe on the side I'll start stress management classes and a consulting business.
One more note. The traffic here was so bad the police had a man hand directing traffic even though the lights were working. Vince ( our electrician ) said it took him one hour and twenty minute to drive from Gulf Shores to our place. This drive on a normally busy day takes ten minutes. We're going to do a great business.