We've been open for just over 18 months an it's been a bit of a rollercoaster. Throughout the first year, we were kind of muddling along, taking notes on where things need to be pushed and where we can pull back a bit. Getting to know the rhythms of the year really. Right now, it feels like we're in a decent place to develop.
We were finalists in the Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2017, category 'Start Up Business Of The Year', which was nice. We've had decent publicity in local press and the reviews are good. People have been absolutely lovely - that's one of the great things about having a music shop.
The only fly in the ointment has been getting the website up to speed. I never seem to have the time! Between family life, running the shop, recording, rehearsing, gigging etc, there's hardly any time left. I suppose that's why I've been focusing more on it recently. I know, it's a slow process but we're finally approaching something I would be happy to publish.
Keep the faith, people!