The month of September started out with a bang for us here at Kim’s Upholstery. Kim attended the Window Covering Association of America conference, Inspire 2011. Kim and Jenna Abbott were co-chairs for planning the conference . Kim and Jenna quickly enlisted the help of many other WCAA members to help organize and put on the conference. Inspire 2011 was held at the Galt House in Louisville Ky. It was a huge success.
Kim and I were fortunate enough to attend a presentation by Vitalia Vygovska at a local WCAA event In Westford Ma.. Vitalia, the owner of Vitalia inc. is a Window Treatment and Productivity Expert. Her presentation was about getting things done quickly and efficiently. We discussed short and long term goals for our business and how to free up time to reach those goals. One of the big things that stuck in my mind was Vitas suggestion to hire a personal assistant for Kim. Kim and I thought about it and decided that it would be a good idea. It didn’t take long to find someone with the skills we needed. We hired her and so far things are going great.
About a week later we got a call from a young man looking for work as an upholsterer. We have been searching for someone to work as a second upholsterer for quite some time. This young man ,Juan, came with a very good recomendation from his former boss of 14 years. After two weeks Juan is doing great. He does know how to upholster and he has also taught me a few tricks when it comes to spring tiying.Looking forward to working with Juan for a long time.