Delays. They are just not part of the plan, but I am marching on regardless!
Updated: Aug 22, 2019
Hope you've all had an enjoyable summer so far and some lovely holidays! I just wanted to post a quick update and also say thanks to those that registered interest after the last newsletter and post.
As I'm sure you're aware there is a lot of planning behind launching new ventures, and no matter how much you plan, some causes for delays are completely out of your control, as is the case for LOUPE. As result it is likely LOUPE will open later than anticipated, possibly late 2019 / early 2020. As soon as I know more you'll be the first to know!
In the mean time things are still progressing nicely behind the scenes, such as completing an epic business plan which at times felt like writing the sequel to War and Peace! A year, and 180 pages later... yes 180 pages, I cracked open the bubbles to celebrate its completion!!
However, strictly speaking, business plans are never really finished because they evolve as the business grows. How many of you have written a business plan? We all know we should have one... but how many of us make the time to write one? 180 pages is a bit extreme, so don't let that put you off, but as painful as it was at times, I have to say it was a very worth while exercise and I now have an extremely valuable document which I continually refer to.
On a more creative front, I've teamed up with a typographer to design a new logo, which is something a little more unique and specific to LOUPE. We've shortlisted four designs and now I have the difficult task of choosing one! Hopefully I will have made that decision by the next newsletter and post, so stay tuned.
I will continue to update you via email and also post updates on the website and facebook.
In the mean time I'm off to enjoy a well earned break in the stunning and peaceful Lake District!