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I’m not very good expressing my appreciation but hopefully this note will help someone else that may be looking into signing up for your class.
This class has been helpful on a new level! I have enjoyed the push from Vita to get in the weeds with my business. I am learning my need to focus. Focus ON my business. Focus IN my business. This class has been well worth the financial investment to take my business to the next level. Thank you Vita!
Just FYI for all, Week 4 video is under the week 5 tab since Vita did the week 5 subject during week 4. Clear as mud? Ha
Vita, the PDF version isn’t any better for me. Anyone else having a difficult time downloading a clear Estimate: Summary vs Detailed slides?
Thanks for the encouragement Elizabeth. I’ve been thinking about what you said as I go through out my day fabricating. It is so easy to say well let me just get this one done and I’ll start tomorrow or this is a different kind of treatment, blah, blah, blah… It’s been a week of near mistakes and that can rattle my confidence so much. I will over think things in fear of a mistake. Anyway, I’m looking forward to class again this week.
Wow Amy yall are on it !!!
I’ve been looking over my financials in relation to your percentages and I’m not far off except expenses. This year is my first full year and I decided to go all in and borrowed money for the machines and equipment to help with production and classes like this one. I see light at the end of the tunnel with recovery on this decision financially. It’s hard to have that debt hanging over my head but it will keep you going day in and day out!!
As far as my KPI, so far every sell has closed, estimates outstanding are just waiting to decide on fabric, I have 3 designer that consistently give me work and probably too many retail clients because I cant do all the small side jobs for the designers that I’d like to be able to do. I have done plenty of time studies but have failed to study them, ha!
Vita, can you send another copy of your chart of accounts? The slide is not readable. I went through my COA and made lists of ways to improve the list in order to see exactly where my money is going. That was eye opening just for the first 4.5 months of this year.
We aren’t able to access the meeting and I don’t know how to get in touch with anyone who could help…
Vita, I’m setting up my Airtable and was curious if you will go in-depth into the “Expediting Tasks” tab in future classes?
I am not ruthless with interruptions, I’m gonna figure out a time to work ON my business on a weekly basis!! Thank you Vita!!!
Vita, I printed off the Estimates: Summary vs Detailed slide and it is not legible. Is there another way to get a hard copy of it? If not I can just go back through the video.
Class was so good today. Now I get how to give an estimate without going into so much detail and potentially waiting time! And I loved seeing the content of your SOP. I am such a visual learner so it was good to see what topics you address.
OK, Vita…your question yesterday forcing me to think about my why along with re-listening to E-Myth are kicking my butt! I had already completely listened to the book a second time the other day but when I got into my car this morning it started playing Chap 3 on infancy of a business. It was as though he was screaming at me – (while he was fussing at Sarah about working in her business not on her business) I’ve heard that many times but taking this class is causing me to own it or I need to get out. I don’t want out so I’ve got to move forward. I’m the technician who doesn’t want to give up my roll BECAUSE it is not easy to pass on to someone, I’ve not created that manual to help the next person know what to do! I feel often I don’t even know how I am suppose to do things, there are a million ways to make a roman shade. Do I just write down one method I do knowing that it could change but at least I would have something on paper? But how much time do I give to working on my business? If i don’t work in my business I don’t have a business to work on. What’s the balance?
When you tell a client what the lead time will be is that based on knowing what seems to be the general time for items to come in and fabrication time needed? Some workrooms say once they have the deposit and all products in hand then they will set a date for install so many weeks from that date, 6-8 weeks not the 2 weeks you referenced in your flow chart. Vita, you mentioned you once were 4-6 weeks then 6-8 weeks and so on, what determines these lead times? This whole lead time is getting me in trouble with designers. Retail clients are not near as demanding on time but I am trying to figure out how to quit “over promising and underperforming”, ugh!!
So excited for this “back stage pass” to your processes, Vita! I wanted to follow what Amy mentioned about the idea of being able to receive the deposit based on the Summary estimate (that wording sounds better than simple “quote” or “estimate”), I just learned yesterday that in Quickbooks to always create an estimate then the deposit is applied to that estimate for say 50% but that leaves the estimate open for changes that may come up, like additional work or removal of an item, because as you may know changes can’t be made to invoices that you have already received money on.