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Friday, November 30, 2007

Hold On To Your Seats, Kiddies

Here We Go….

Xmas sales exploded this week. Office workers came back on the job – where they do all their shopping -- after the Thanksgiving lull. I did two weeks’ worth of summertime sales on Wednesday alone, and then (thanks to a humongous telephone order) set a new one-day sales record on Thursday. Together, those two days exceeded my individual monthly totals for March, April, and May. It’s really an astonishing feeling to do a month's worth of business in two days.

With a day and a half left to go in the fiscal month, I am already comfortably ahead of last November. You might recall that I was very worried about that going into the month. I sure can’t relax – every day counts during these next few weeks – but I’m feeling happy and confident now. I am currently showing a YTD operating profit, before taxes, of about 7% of gross sales – without December! If I can keep this up for three more weeks, I might finish slightly in the black even after paying my web development costs. I am so giving myself a raise next year!

As much as I’d love to stay and crow about numbers, there’s a ton of work to do.

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