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Big Changes for 2019!

Updated: Jan 9, 2019

The First Dollar and Tile

When I made the decision to start this tile company, I told myself I would give it a one year trial. During that year I would continue working part time for the software vendor I've been with for 12 years. I had a plan. If I was lucky I would have two tile jobs a month, giving me two weeks a month for my desk job.

The tile jobs that have gotten me to this point. It's fun seeing them all together like this!

Plans are funny, aren't they?

You see, FocusChart Home Health Software has supported me through a risky pregnancy, then two easier ones, moving from Michigan to Virginia, and balancing staying home with kids and teleworking. I have co-workers who feel more like family. And their flexibility with my schedule has been more than generous.

They've also been my safety net.

I'm less than six months into this venture and I'm struggling to find time for the desk job. Instead I find myself feeling guilty for not giving them hours. And with tile jobs booked through to February, I don’t see my scheduling opening up anytime soon.

It kind of hit me all at once. I needed to take the risk and leave a company I will be forever grateful to. I'm going into 2019 with total focus on Tile by Rachel, LLC. At first I was nervous, then excited, and now I suppose the best adjective would be determined. I'm looking forward to not being pulled into different directions and to pouring all energy into building this business.

Thank you for being a part of this new phase! I think it's going to be a good one.

Happy New Year!

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