It is a cold and blustery day out there – I should have brought my down coat!!
Luckily we were inside all morning and got our share of good weather yesterday. Our morning included a hilarious guitarist to warm up the crowd and two speakers motivating us on sales and the fundamentals of great business. What’s interesting is that since I have two (well maybe now 3!) businesses, I found myself applying the entrepreneurial tips to my blogs more than the bakery! It’s so weird to think of them as businesses, but that’s essentially what they are.
I snacked on a few yogurt covered almonds during the session that were being passed down our row. That breakfast must have been too fat-free because I was hungry not 2 hours later!
Matt and I went to a session on customer service (always motivating!) before lunch. While we always learn things at convention (most of them from networking with other owners), the biggest takeaway is just motivation. I can’t wait to go home and work on our lobby! Luckily our staff is awesome already : )
I was thrilled when we broke for lunch for 2 reasons:
#1 because I was starving
#2 because there was a pizza and salad buffet!!
The dessert buffet was fun as well – I HUGE selection of Italian cookies.
I made a plate for Matt and me to share – chocolate box style – with nibbles out of them all and big bites of the best.
There seems to be coffee with every meal and I can’t turn it down! Decaf, but coffee nonetheless. Warmth!
We had lunch with George of the Tempe, AZ store – and a shout out to Teresa from the Tempe store, who I hear is a KERF reader!
We have a few hours off and are hoping to get some activity in – hopefully a walk on the beach! But OH NO – it just started raining!!!