It’s been a month since we opened and so far so good! It has been quite a learning experience so far. Learning about our production schedule, ordering food/supplies, our customers, our team, yelp, marketing, basic operations, the soft serve machines, the kettle, accounting and payroll, opening and closing, making our product, etc. Non-stop learning.
My favorite part is definitely seeing the reactions from our customers when they taste the product. It makes me so happy to see them happy. I also love when little kids ask for chocolate bliss and vanilla harmony, and the other flavors too. It’s so cute!!! I love hearing them say bliss and harmony. Melts my heart.
We had a lot of changes to our initial team, but I’m so happy with everyone currently working at Yoga-urt. It’s a great group. Some of my team even came up with additions to our menu like iced tea, cold brewed coffee, chocolate waffle cones, and shakes. Yummy!
We are hitting the numbers I projected so far, but I’m still very anxious to see where we are at the end of September. That will be our first normal month with no start up costs, where I can truly see how
much money is coming in versus going out.
So many of my friends and family have been coming and I love it. This also makes me very happy. My parents are so proud and definitely on the Yoga-urt bandwagon.
The only negativity really is some people who think our pricing is too high. Some are nice about it and some are not. I understand that we may not be for everyone. We definitely are more expensive than places like Yogurtland and Menchies, however, our product also offers many more health benefits. The choice is theirs.
I’m really excited about what this next month will bring. We really haven’t done a big marketing push yet due to lack of time and funds, so the word is slowly getting out. We have several things in store for September that I think our customers will like.
September, here we come!!!