another 1 post user....
right then.. here goes... to answer all the above...
your right. i do need a lot more business sense... never ever denied that for a second... this business started with one single post on facebook and has turned into the biggest business of its kind in the uk within the space of 6 months. i am in over my head, wont deny that for a second..
i have never said i am wrong, i merely stated fact, and replied to blond accusations that had no truth to them.
as for the current state of the site, i really cannot comment. i took the site on in february, hiring from someone that already had a business running there. i was assured time and time again that all h&s was sorted, planning etc etc (by multiple persons).
then when i personally invited h&s onto the site, it turns out the previous tenant had been ignoring sheffield councils h&s officer. so in turn, this meant the site had to be closed to protect both my staff and customers. i knew this would more than likely happen when i invited him down, but i cant risk the safety of anyone purely to run events.
i have been given a list of tasks to do to bring the site up to speed (its not that much of a list in all fairness).. and things are progressing as expected and planned. the h&s officer is away until monday on annual leave so am waiting for him to get back to me.
the new venues that are opening are confirmed, set in stone and good to go. they dont need payment form me or the business, its a totally different set up to the sheffield site. not that it is of anyones concerns to be fair.
i have had plenty if events run without any issues in sheffield, and the events have been tremendous hits. yes. sheffield is now experiencing issues, its comes with using derelict and abandoned sites.it cant be helped, i would rather let people down and stop events than put lives at risk.
yes, i have a lot to learn, i dont know how to run a business properly, my manners may not be liked.. never have i denied this...
i never expected the business to do so well or grow so fast. i had one idea on facebook, and then all this happened...
what your 'mate' seemingly hasnt told you, is what has happened behind the scenes in sheffield..... that would give you a totally different outlook on the way things are at the moment.
SO INA NUTSHELL, YES, I AM HUMAN, I HAVE MADE MISTAKES, I NEED TO LEARN ALOT.. THE LIST IS ENDLESS.. I AM NOT PERFECT.
BUT I AM GOING TO LEARN FROM THESE MISTAKES AND MAKE THE FUTURE A BETTER (AND MORE ORGANISED ONE)....
ALOT OF THIS BOILS DOWN TO ONE SIMPLE FACT, I STILL, TO THIS DAY, RUN THE BUSINESS SINGLE HANDED, AS WELL AS LOOK AFTER AND CARE FOR MY FAMILY. ITS A LOT TO TAKE ON, BUT IF YOUR MATE HAD TOLD YOU ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE BEING IN SHEFFIELD, YOU WOULD KNOW, TRUSTING SOMEONE IS HARD FOR ME AFTER WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
ANYHOWS, AM SURE THERE WILL BE MORE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT ME, THE WAY I AM..... I DONT CARE. I AM TRYING MY BEST TO TURN A CRAP SITUATION INTO A GOOD ONE.
APOLOGIES TO ALL