Now in our seventh year in business I am taking this time to reflect on how we started, how we've grown and where we're going. From the last newsletter you read North Hotwire is now the Laughing Ladies Cafe. I opened Hotwire North in August, 2003 and sold the location a little over 2 years ago.
I am forever grateful for everything I learned by running a larger location, for the people I had the opportunity to hire and the community that embraced the business. It taught me the essence of Hotwire can be created in many different environments as long as there is strong leadership, caring staff and a business plan that just makes sense for the community.
Now I have come full circle as I close myself to the North Hotwire and continue to grow the best business decision I have made in my life, Hotwire West Seattle.
My goal in opening a business was to reach out in my community and bring together people in a place that was comfortable, sometimes quirky but always inviting. I feel that has been accomplished plus I have been able to support our West Seattle community by bringing together the West Seattle Art Walk, Movies on the Wall and sitting on a number of local boards.
Now as I move forward I feel it's time to share what I've learned, that is why I going to begin to hold quarterly meetings on small business ownership. Who knows what the future will bring, but knowing that as one circle completes another will open is all I need.
Lora and the Hotwire Crew