Life is simple, business is even simpler! Not easy, but simple.
Face your fears, work hard, help enough people get what they want, and you can get what you want.
That’s the way it’s supposed to work, yea?
The problem is that people overcomplicate things, life gets in the way, worldwide pandemics break out.
And in the midst of all this, Claire Wait, owner of Chameleon Kids Consignment in Clemmons, NC, just before her first ever Facebook Live post in April, told her customers and consignors, ‘I want to focus my energy on meeting your needs.’
Claire started here in December of 2019:
And by March of 2020 was ready for the grand opening.
We all know what happened next. Government mandated shutdowns of vast sectors of the economy, etc, etc. I won’t explain. You were there.
Just weeks after pouring her heart and soul into the grand opening of a long held dream, Claire had to shut it down.
At that point, she could have done a lot of things.
Here’s what she didn’t do:
She didn’t put up a “Closed” sign.
She didn’t throw in the towel.
She didn’t sit around feeling sorry for herself.
Instead, she got to work. Improvising and adapting her business as the world very quickly changed around her.
Enlisting her family’s help to get her inventory listed on her store’s webpage so she could continue to serve her customers and consignors.
Arranging for curbside pick up for customers who prefer to remain at safe distances.
Basically, whatever it takes to safely serve everyone.
Would you like to help support local businesses too? Stop by and see her at 3422 Kinnamon Village Cms in Clemmons, or visit her website here.