Happy Anniversary + GIVEAWAY!!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Well Adjusted Buckhead! It is hard to believe that one year has passed since the opening of WAB. The past year has been full of ups, downs, learning experiences, successes, and failures, but I would not change a single thing. I could probably sit here and write for hours about the lessons I have learned in the last year about being a small business owner, but I won’t do that! Instead, I would love to share a few key points that have stuck with me over this first year in business, and I hope it will be helpful to anyone contemplating the leap of faith into business ownership!
You don’t have to have all of the answers, but you MUST have the motivation. If you don’t have the drive to get up in the morning, be present (mentally and physically), and work to make your business the absolute best, you’re only spinning your wheels. This is not a passive process. It takes involvement, and that involvement is 100% of the time!
See your business from the eyes of the customer. It is easy to get caught up in how you think things should run, but feedback from your customers is the MOST valuable tool you have. If you receive positive feedback, keep up the good work, but brainstorm on how to do GREAT work. If you receive negative feedback, that’s okay-it happens! Don’t ignore it or get defensive, LEARN from it and make a change!
Build a solid team, and ask questions. Not everyone has your back, but when you find those people that do, grow and thrive together! No one can do it alone, and it’s NORMAL to ask for advice and help. Bounce ideas around, get other points of view, and keep an open mind. You’ll go far!
I’m so happy to celebrate this anniversary, because it’s one that many small businesses don’t see. Getting through that first year is a real struggle, but I’ve got the best patients who make every day the best. I couldn’t have done this without all of you. That is why I’ve partnered with Kale Me Crazy who will be giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky patient! All you have to do is follow Kale Me Crazy on Instagram, and book an appointment with us THIS WEEK. You will automatically be entered into the giveaway just for doing those two things. We will announce the winner on Monday, August 19 over on Instagram!