Wow, it’s been a while. Whoops.
So, some things have changed. Business is on hold, and I went to school to get certified as a pharmacy tech to add to my portfolio of existing skill that I can use to find a job, to hopefully be able to put aside some money once we get a bit more on the top side, and restart the progress towards my business. This will return to a regular blog in the meantime, and I will try to update more often when I can. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
I figured at some point, there’d be a delay or two in keeping track of my efforts to get a business off the ground from the idea phase, and the documentation of it. I didn’t know when, or what it’d be, or how long. Well, it turned out to be now, a sick family (all four of us), and however long since my last post, let’s say about two weeks I think?
So yeah, not much done. I have a lot of the general stuff in my head, but now I’m thinking of a name. Since I’m not really getting readers yet, I’m not going to post a poll – not that I could, I haven’t told you all what the business is yet! I think that may be the next post, whenever that one comes…Thanks for reading!
Finding a balance between spending time on your potential business and spending time with your family can definitely be an ongoing challenge. Especially when one of your kids is sick. (Hey, I said this was going to be about the whole process, didn’t I?) Conversely, not too much has gotten done in regards to the business. The actual business plan that I want to have done first is actually coming along, some changes have been made, but the spirit is still the same as when the wife and I first came up with the “hey, I wonder if you could do this?” idea came up, and I decided to give it a good shot. Hopefully soon I will be able to stop being so vague and actually start sharing some legitimate process.
No massive changes in the process yet, still have a lot of tuning to do. I have been doing research into similar businesses both in scope and location, to figure out pricing that will make sense, both for the service provided by the business I am working on, as well as materials and so on. There is definite potential for substantial cost up front for some of what I am working on, but that’s kind of how business works, isn’t it?
I realize this is going to get kind of weird without me actually revealing what the idea I am setting up actually is, but at this point the only thing that’s sure about the idea is the end part of what the business actually is – the early posts here are mostly about the journey TO the end of the start of it all. The creative process behind it all seems like it would be an interesting subject to me, hence the starting here. Any thoughts or comments?
I know that it’s generally accepted as bad form to draw notice to the fact that it’s been forever since something was posted on your blog, but I’ve never really been one to do something on a blog just because it’s accepted. Yes, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written here. Honestly, I don’t feel like explaining why, either. So if you’re out there, thanks for stopping by after such a long time. If you’re new, HI! Whatever.
So. I’m starting a new series here on my blog, and it will probably be a bit vague at first, because it involves the process that I’ll be taking to attempt to start a small business from idea generation to as far as I can take it, hopefully continuing into an actual launch. I guess we shall see how it goes. Wish me luck!!
What I can say up front is this: At this point, there aren’t tons of details to release since I don’t have 100% of everything fleshed out to the point where I am ready to start seeing the public viability, but what I am looking to set up is a particular theme of birthday party service for younger kids mostly, but I suppose it depends on the kind of people who are out there.
I ran the idea past my four year old, and she thought it was cool, so I am happy about that, at least.
image courtesy Joe Lanman
So. It has been a while, hasn’t it? Time passes, that is one of those things that just happens, there’s no stopping it. I’ve been really terrible with time management over the past several months. Oh, hell. I just didn’t really have anything to say. Hopefully I will soon.
Should you be offended by something that you disagree with that wasn’t necessarily meant for you? In the same idea, what about someone who doesn’t like horror movies going to see Saw: The Final Chapter and being scared into leaving the theater but then complaining and getting their money back?
If you aren’t the particular target market for a product, should you be mad that they aren’t catering their commercials or their package design to your taste? There has been a lot of complaining about various things that are being done with the Olympics this year, from tape delaying events here in the United States, to the new release of several commercials (it seems that the Olympics is becoming similar to the Super Bowl now, a good kickoff time) that are pushing one product or another, mostly commercials made for Procter & Gamble products, I believe, that according to some men out there are offensive, due to the commercials being used to celebrate motherhood and moms rather than being product centric. Bruce Sallan brought the topic up at #blogchat last night.
I don’t want to make it sound like I think he’s wrong, or that he’s not entitled to his opinion, because honestly, I don’t really care one way or the other, and based on the conversation that sprung up during the chat, which can actually be read at the above link, there was some definite back and forth about the subject for both sides. Honestly, there were some great valid points on both sides. I do want the discussion to continue, but I am curious to hear some more opinions on this. If something that is created, that was not created for you, should you be offended if you don’t like it?
Also, keep in mind the folks who see the things that WERE created for you, should they be offended if they don’t like it? Even if there was something created for EVERYONE, but the promotion was segmented, should you really be mad about the segments that aren’t you?
Again, I’m interested in your thoughts…