I'm already scheming for what to do with the increase in income over the summer. Mostly it's the obvious, put it away since there is no income for the last 3 weeks in December (folks are too busy and too financially committed to gifts and travel to take pole classes during the holidays). This year I'm also going to set some aside for January's rent as well since in this economy, folks seem to need a month to recover from Christmas before they'll spend money on themselves. After that, profits will go to something I haven't done since I moved to this location 7 months ago: putting a sign up on the business front. I'm on one of the busiest streets in Seattle, so a noticeable sign is an advertising investment. I have something in mind that might cost me $2k or so. I also need a new digital camera for the business, my 4 year old one is close to biting the dust. And my mp3 player that I use every day in class, is ancient and inefficient. I would like to replace it with a Zune.
So I will be a busy BUSY girl this Summer taking advantage of the busy season to earn more to invest back into my baby (the business). Vacations and personal partying may have to wait until the Fall.