December 27th, 2019/ classification: Comics, Games
Contemplations and Preparations
Im sitting amongst household viewing an episode of Great British Bake Off with my partners and believing about the last year at Phoenix. I believe its worth taking some time to take a look at the year weve come through and talk about where were heading as we move onto the next year.
A take a look at the year that was 2019, and an anticipate the year we desire 2020 to be.
2019 – The Good
Mentioning pals, Team Phoenix has been through some roster modifications this year. Im incredibly delighted to have our brand-new assistant manager Jennifer on board. In the time shes been here Jenn has made her mark upon the stores attitude and culture. She was essential in getting me to hand over both throughout and after the growth. Its been one of the hardest things Ive had to do this year. For a small company owner that was terrifying however required. And Im delighted to say that our team definitely stepped up to the challenge.
Our board gaming neighborhood has grown by leaps and bounds this year. The stores Magic community supported us with a year of well participated in occasions and a shop record shattering 188 gamer competition in the type of our Mythic Championship Qualifier.
These 2 things combined this year to enable us to do something genuinely incredible. Over the last year weve planned, carried out, and carried out a restoration/ growth that doubled the size of the shop. We now have the ability to hold large (60+ individuals) events without impacting how the shop feels to anybody.
If there are things I would indicate over the last year as success stories, it would be 3 things – our wonderful group, our incredible communities, and the growth, was made possible by the other two successes.
2019 – the Challenges
The growth took an individual toll on me too. My family and my liked ones ended up supporting me through a lot of late nights as we pressed to get things done. Even now my other halfs keeping up to keep me business as I pen this last post of 2019. I offered up a great deal of time with them to make this take place, and Im forever grateful they endured my insanity. Take this piece of wisdom if you take nothing else from this little ramble. Prior to you go and do something as insane as opening a little service, make certain your household is all set and ready to support you. Does not matter what sort of household that is by the way. A household of option is just as good as blood-family. Often its even better.
Now I know that Ive just sung the praises of the growth. Reality be informed it was an amazing success. It was also one of the best difficulties that weve needed to handle. Going through with the growth implied not just continuing to do every occasion, meetup, and tournament we could handle in 2019, but to also do so while making sure the growth took place on a schedule that would impact as little as possible.
Things didnt go as prepared. I guarantee And yes, we will almost certainly still do a kickstarter to help finish up the growth. That was simply one of lots of things I set down to make sure the crucial points all got dealt with.
2020 – The Future
Thats all Ive got for now. Thank you for listening to this insane store owner ramble a bit. And thank you for belonging of the shop during this past ridiculous and wonderful year.
And our team is very eager on leveraging the larger space, so look for old events or new occasions returning in a different form. Logistically, were also looking to plan things further in advance. I understand Jenn is really looking forward to doing video reviews of comics starting in the new year.
The shops Magic community supported us with a year of well participated in occasions and a shop record shattering 188 player tournament in the form of our Mythic Championship Qualifier. Its been one of the hardest things Ive had to do this year. Over the last year weve prepared, implemented, and performed a restoration/ expansion that doubled the size of the shop. And thank you for being a part of the store throughout this previous insane and wonderful year.
I believe its worth taking some time to examine the year weve come through and talk about where were heading as we move onto the next year.
Weve talked bad and excellent of the last year. Now lets talk the future and where were going. For beginners, this is the last article thats increasing on the old website. Youll notice that it looks a bit different if you visit our web store. For some technical factors were going to eliminate the wordpress side of things and move to an all shopify based platform.
The new web store will likewise enable the online acquiring of magic singles! Simply scroll down to the occasion calendar on the main shop page and look for the event listings there.