About eight or nine years ago a customer came to pick something up from our home in Durban. She was really lovely, but I felt like bonking her on the head – truly! She was saying what a great little business I had, and how long did it take me, “About an hour a day?”. It was at that point that my blood pressure rose.
We try to make it look relatively effortless, but in truth it takes a lot to keep Mint going! From sourcing stock, to cleaning, researching, photographing, packing, arranging couriers – you get the idea, it’s quite intensive! And then there’s all the admin – staying up to date with emails, reconning accounts, scanning receipts – again – a lot!
And all of this a really roundabout way of saying that I’m taking a few days off to catch up! I didn’t want anyone to think that I would be lazing on the couch, when really I’ll be spending my days looking at spreadsheets!
Hopefully I’ll be done by Wednesday, so things will be back to normal in a few short days and we can forget about the horror of admin and concentrate instead on the joy of retro!
Happy Friday everyone! 🙂
P.S. As a peculiar aside, Justin is on the hunt for a super smart, personable IT person who lives in Jozi and is looking for work or a job change. It needs to be somebody with experience in looking after business systems (business analyst or similar), ideally with dev experience and great management skills. Start date asap!