Its been another non-stop month. I keep telling Sharon that I need to get married soon and get a real life. However, I do have my Bassett Hound(Herschel a.k.a Hershey) who keeps me occupied with very interesting antics. I've had him since October. He is adorable .
Sharon always seems to keep me in awe with the perpetual tri- multi-tasking. How does she do it? I ask myself that a lot. Having a teenager and a husband in one sentence tells it all. I hope you're giggling--- I am.
Update on Business
Our meeting with the investors is scheduled for next month (April 12, 2006)
We hired a finance expert who previously worked for a VC firm.
She is putting together an investor package which will include
a modified business plan, examples of our new products in development
(color printed books, software story boards, etc), ROI and different
levels of investments.
Phoebe attended the 2006 Annual NAWBO luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on March 17, 2006 as a guest. It was a great networking opportunity and another aspiring event.
Phoebe also had a meeting with our graphics designer and
Website designer regarding our 20th Year Anniversary logo.
We will be updating our website to offer on-line registration & e-commerce.
We will also have a planning meeting regarding all the special workshops we will offer for the 20th Anniversary celebration.
We additionally submitted old video footage to a video editor to see if it would be possible to put together a fun and inepensive DVD. He will review and tell us next month.
Our realtor found a great building for expansion that would allow us to do everything we've always wanted to do : a great model center with an auditorium. We just found out last night that we lost the bid. Though we are disappointed, we have faith that there's something out there for us.
The school completed the Certificate of Merit Testing on March 25th and 26th. Our school had over 60 participants in the program. This specialized program is only done once a year in the Spring . The students take a special written test in music theory and are judicated on their prepared pieces. This is actually
administered nationally with other Music Teachers Associations.
Its been pretty grueling.
We hired an additional private teacher. Yeah !
Research was done on submitting award entries for our products.
We also sent in our membership for NAAM
(National Association of Music Merchants)
We put together a special survey to find out how much interest
is present with our clients for fundraising on a smaller scale.
We received more Copyright certificates for our books and most are
our trademarks are still in pending status.
Still no contact.
We have finally scheduled meeting with two PR firms next month to get ourselves in the loop,especially since the software project will be finished by the summer .
We still get such positive encouragement from other business owners that we remain in contact with. They always want to know about what the program is doing and its such a highlight to be able to send them to the website. I know we don't say it enough, but thank-you for this opportunity. It keeps us motivated. as we look back over the months, we have made head way not only because we have to , but we know if we just keep pushing a little harder we can do it. You're the evidence.