Monday, August 3, 2009

And so it begins again.

Last year at this time we were about 3 weeks away from opening our first Max Muscle store. Here it is, 12 months later, and we are opening our second location. What a difference a year makes.

The process this time around has been smoother. Of course, there have been bumps and issues, but the majority of things have just been easier. I have not been so scared or apprehensive about this store. We kind of already knew what we were getting into - we knew we could make a run at this. It isn't just hopes and dreams anymore, its been sweat and tears for the last year and we believe we know what it takes to make it.

I was looking back at my blog posts from this time last year. Here is the link to the post I wrote on our opening day. I think back to how we felt that day and think about how I feel today and it is very different. Today was kind of just business as usual.

Trevor went to the store and opened up. We advertised that we would be opening tomorrow. This gave us a day to work out the kinks and that was good planning because there were certainly some kinks. Trevor spent the entire day getting the computer up and running.

We spent the weekend getting things ready, stocking the shelves, pricing all the products, cleaning. Tomorrow will be our actual opening day. We hired Jason to run this store and are so excited to have him as a part of our team. He's been working at our Hazel Dell location for about a month now and is set to make the move to East Vancouver.

This store is a little smaller than our other location and we really love how it turned out. Here are some pictures of the inside and the outside.

Last year, we were taking in our last few moments of peace and quiet. It has been a blur. I can't only imagine what this next year will bring for us with our business. I cannot wait to see.

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