Submitted on 2011/04/13 at 5:40pm
its summer once again and i’m so sad that our laundry business is slow. when we used to have an average of 40 plus on rainy season, we average 30 nowadays.we don’t want to have promo naman. naiinip na ako na kumita ang shop ko ng 50k a month so i can hire a supervisor coz i want to go back to teaching. but with our present income, hindi pa namin mag hire additional personnel.i bet ganito rin experience ng maraming laundry shop. sometimes, i lose drive to go there kasi wala naman akong gagawin dun i do the folding by the way. please help.
All businesses encounter the low season, as there are also peak months and high season. What do we do then? We get the average income for both seasons and observe. Are we making money or not? If we do, that’s good news. If we don’t, then we have to do something to make it work.
However, as you said, sometimes you lose drive of going to the shop because you don’t have things to do. Well there’s no such thing as “nothing to do”. We always find something especially if it’s interesting, if it’s making money,
I suggest you overhaul the shop. Do some rearranging of things, racks, check on your inventory, relocate your storage, tables and baskets. That would freshen things up and change your perspective.
Get to know your customers, do some flyering and much as you don’t want to do promo, yet you want to pull up the income, no choice but you have to offer.
With all those things you need to do, I don’t see any reason why you would miss going to the shop.