This journey has been a long one. I began my quest for owning a business through watching my son perform. The ambition I have acquired has not stopped there. The purpose of me starting and owning a business is also lesson to my children. I want to fuel the fire for them to work and report to themselves. I follow blogs that encourage teaching the younger business how to own, operate, and have a successful business.
I currently have one small business. Due to learning more about the process, this business is being revamped with the current business. To get this business up and running, I have met with a Small Business Administration Representative to get advice and links for networking events. I also created an email and a website for the current business. I had part of a name for my business. When I created the website and domain I was able to fully grasp a name for the business I desire. EXCITING!! I have started to get my creative juices flowing for the concept of my business. The business cards have been designed and ordered and I am excited to see what they will look like.
I also discovered that through vista print, I am able to do a lot of personal marketing for my brand. The site creates T-shirts, pens, personalized card holders, calendars, etc. I am now in the process of creating a logo, getting a patent, and designing the website with the logo. After I receive my official logo, I will have matching business cards. I have little things here and there to add, adjust, and delete. OH HOW COULD I FORGET, SQUARE OFFERED A FREE CARD READER WITH MY VISTA PRINT ORDER!!!
So far the process has been fun, educational, demanding, but very uplifting and motivating at the same time. I am now thinking of all the products and services I can offer under my new found business name!!!!
My mentor has given me a list of items to do daily and check them off as I go. I sometimes take things to literal. Some of the issues I have ran into is that it will take longer than a day to do a website. Research is needed to complete a successful functioning website.
I attempted several investors for this project. Due to personal connections to this project. I have decided to proceed without any partners. Once I have designed the site and officially started the sale, the partners can be brought back in. The purpose of this process is responsibly acquire a partner and investors under legal guidance. (Too much stress at the moment and too many opinions for a small start-up business)
I have been following blogs and taking notes on things I will be posting in the near future. I intend to keep the blog after the semester to help me get through difficult decisions and have healthy conversations on ways to adjust, improve, and grow as business.
Starting a business is a huge life adjustment. I have learned that you have to run your life like your business. Being healthy, grounded, and spiritually evolved will help any journey in life. As a small business owner, my goal I to obtain peace through my business. I have begun to adjust my life and business together as one. Cross training myself in maintaining the two has been a long but fun process. I JUST NEED MORE TIME IN A DAY!!!