|A topic near and dear to my heart, as anyone who scrolls through the last year or two of this blog will see: Goals. I haven't set any good ones in awhile, but Chase and LivingSocial forced my hand. Now I'm re-evaluating the rest of my goals.
1. Chase/LivingSocial Grant.
We reached our goal of 250 votes, which is the intermediate milestone. Thanks to your support, we are now eligible candidates for twelve $250,000 small business grants. Whether we win one of the grants is in the hands of unknown decision-makers who must read through hundreds of applications, including ours, to pick the most deserving. Here's hoping our business plan and amazing employees sell themselves. GOAL: MET.
2. Student Count.
...is at 253 and WAY under budget. June withdrawals are still trickling in and will continue to do so for another week or two. After that, it should be uphill. But we have a lot of catching up to do. I hoped to be at 300 by August, in order to meet our rent hike. We will keep running our sampler sale all summer long, which brings in beginners. The sampler promotion is doing very well. Most samplers are full, and we even accidentally overbooked one of them. Unlike United Airways, we were able to find a seat for our extra body. GOAL: 300 STUDENTS BY 8/1/2012.
3. Summer Camps.
Eh. Lukewarm, at least compared with our hopes. We have our Grand Prize drawing on Friday, in which one student will win a free camp. After that, we have some last-minute promotion ideas to boost enrollments. By next Monday, we should know for sure whether it worked and whether we need to cancel any camps. GOAL: DECIDE CAMP STATUS FOR ALL PENDING CAMPS BY MONDAY, 6/4/12.
4. Weight Loss for Hunger.
Amid pleas for votes and summer camp drawings, this has almost fallen by the wayside. I plan to continue allowing people to sign up through the month of June, just to allow us to pick up more momentum. If you don't know, some church friends and I brainstormed this idea to collect money for the hungry if we met our summer weight loss goals. I created a website at http://weightlossforhunger.com, but have barely done anything to promote it besides post something in the church bulletin and mention it maybe twice on Facebook. GOAL: PERSONALLY LOSE 30 POUNDS BY 8/31/2012. COLLECTIVELY RAISE $??? IN PLEDGES BY 6/30/2012. I obviously need this intermediate goal: DETERMINE PLEDGE GOAL BY 6/4/12.
5. Performance Evaluations.
This is getting ridiculous. I need to finish them by Friday (because that's June) and hand them out, then also talk about updated expectations for this year. I'm tired of some things the teachers are doing, and I don't have much of a leg to stand on, if I don't set expectations and communicate them. GOAL: COMPLETE AND DELIVER EVALUATIONS BY 6/1/2012.
6. Website Updates.
I'm trying to get the MTMS and church websites to a place in which others besides me can update them. I'm on a serious roll, but have a ways to go. It will benefit me to finish this project, (1) because both sites will look better and have mobile versions, and (2) because I won't always be the go-to person for every little update. GOAL: COMPLETE WEBSITE UPDATES BY 6/30/12.
I feel like there's something else, but I suppose this is a good start.