Yes, it has been a long time since I last posted on this blog. That is both the good news and the bad news.
The good news being that things truly are moving forward and there are so many balls in the air that I just haven't stopped to write.
The bad news is that I need/want to learn to post to my blog regularly, especially so that I can utilize my new blog as a business marketing tool.
So the update on the business is that I hired and fired my first AD (assistant director). I realized after 3 days that she just didn't have the social skills to do the job properly. The position is too important for me to have the wrong person in it, so I made the decision quickly and started looking again. I have some good resumes since my last posting on Craigslist, and am very hopeful I'll find someone who can start in 1-2 weeks.
My SBA loan still hasn't closed. The date was supposed to be 7/25, then 7/31, but both those dates have come and gone. The woman who is the closer is just not on top of things, and has caused things to be delayed as a result. I was finally able to speak to her supervisor late yesterday, and she is competent (thank god) and I now feel confident that things will be fine. The new close date is Wed.
In the meantime, things are shipping to my temporary space starting tomorrow. I'll get four of the study carrels and 4 tables delivered. Then Monday, the computer and printer/copier/fax will arrive. Followed later in the week by window banners and graphics and some of the furniture from Staples. The only other thing I'll need is the curriculum, which I am hoping will ship out Wed and arrive the following Wed (8/13). Then I can start taking DT's (the inital evaluation testing appointments) and can start enrolling students! Yeah!
I visited 3 other Huntington Learning Centers last week here in So Cal, and it was great to see them buzzing with students and tutors. It was very encouraging. I am so looking forward to seeing my center alive and working.