My Neighbor And Me sells fair trade products from Gambia, Guatemala, and Peru, as
well as products from the local community.
Jesus said that we are to love our neighbor as ourself. What does this mean today?
Being a “new” business on Berryville’s Main Street, I am learning the ebbs
and flows of customer traffic. This month has been incredibly slow which I
did not expect. But talking with other shopkeepers, I have learned that
July and January are the slow months for almost everyone.
The reality is that I can set aside 10% of gross sales for paying myself.
Yesterday I made $15.71 for 8 hours of work or $1.96/hour. One goal is to
be able to open the shop at least Monday - Saturday starting mid-August
with Sunday afternoon hours during the busy seasons. Another goal is to be
able to pay myself & at least one helper a living wage of $13/hour…I have
some more work to do it looks like to reach that goal.