I need your input and smarts on two work/life questions. Here goes:
Last night, I had a good conversation with my husband, who is handsome, super organized and a really great lawyer (if you should ever need one) in which I downloaded all of the ways that life is frustrating me. I did not cry, and we did not fight, which is pretty awesome. That said, running a small business and having a family can be really hard.
I’m turning to you all for a little advice. I’d love your help, so please read on and email me or post on Clementine’s facebook page, or stop in to the shop.
I hope everyone answers question #1. Question #2, I’m really hoping that one of you can just tell me what to do.
Question # 1. I seek structure and organization. I have a lot of skills and some decent talents. None of these involve writing to-do lists or creating a helpful structure to my days and weeks that helps me get things done in a routine way, get the bills paid in an organized way, clean up my desk and feel genuinely like I’ve accomplished the things I need to accomplish. I move toward things that inspire me or absolutely have to get done. This didn’t used to bother me and I do get a lot done. But I’m ready to have a plan and a structure for my business and home life. So my question to you is: what do you do to stay organized and on top of your life/work? Bonus points if there’s an ap, or something else that has totally changed your life (and by that, I mean, will totally change mine).
2. I’m in search of a Point Of Sale system for Clementine that is innovative (ie, like square) so it could be run from an ipad or iphone, that tracks real inventory and runs reports, and that doesn’t cost a bundle. Super bonus points if it merges with my online shop (run by Shopify). Please please, one of you be in this exact situation and say “oh! I know just the thing!” I’ve looked into square, shopkeep, stitch and retail edge. None of these seems quite right for me, so I’m still looking. (Another helpful answer to this question is if you have a favorite little shop that reminds you of Clementine, I’ll find them and ask their advice).
I was emailing with the sweet folks at Sweet Paul and we agreed that referrals and resources from people within our orbit of friends, colleagues and customers are among the best. Please email me at email@example.com with any life or POS advice and/or, post it on over at Clementine’s Facebook Page.
Thank you thank you.
ps. Now I’m off to file my State quarterly sales and use tax, it’s due tomorrow. Points to me if I finish it today! You’ll see it’s first on the to-do list I scrawled on a take out bag.