Yesterday evening, I received a call around dinner time. A woman with the lilt of an Indian accent inquired in neatly clipped vowels, “Hello, are you the owner of Dawn Elise Evans?” I was stymied for my second, literally scratching my head. I answered as truthfully as possible, “I'd like to think so.”
She returned, “Is Dawn Elise Evans a small business?”
“No,” I said, “I am an individual.”
“I am sorry to have bothered you,” she said. Then she disconnected.
I stared at the phone in my head for a second before I laughed aloud.
"Am I the owner of Dawn Elise Evans," indeed. However, the question gave me pause to wonder...As a majority share-owner, am I doing everything I can for myself? Am I taking care of myself to the best of my ability? Am I putting my assets to their highest use? Am I practicing the tenets of good business on Dawn Elise Evans? The answer is that there is room for improvement. I thank the disembodied inquiry from a woman who did not know me for bringing this to my attention.
Next step, I will write the 2013 business plan for Dawn Elise Evans, Inc..