Saturday, October 08, 2005

Starting a Business...

Man, there are about a billion sites out there about starting a home based business.

After the whole "get a job as a seamstress in a bridal shop" thing that didn't work out, I started thinking - why not do this on my own? I've been doing some research - as far as I can tell, there are no dressmakers in the area around our home. Hmm...

I need to get the basement in order. But now - I have a goal, which is really cool. Before, it was just, "Oh, get the basement looking decent". Now, though - I need an office and a sewing room. I need to get a lot of stuff out of there.

I've been working on the research and the paperwork. I need a good web page maker. I don't want it to look homemade - I'm hoping to make it look classy. I need all kinds of stuff - business cards, logo, ads, etc.

Part of it is also crafty part - making things out of loved dresses. In the past, I've made Memory Dolls out of old bridesmaid's dresses, and christening gowns out of old wedding dresses. Today, I found a wedding dress at Goodwill for $4! I'm going to get some pics and then tear that baby apart to show what I can do. I'm so excited!

It's nice to have a goal. This could really help us get some debt paid off - the profit that doesn't go back into the business can go to the BECC. I know that most will go back in, but this at least feels like a step forward, and it feels right. I'm nervous about the tax stuff, but I'll learn. My sister says she'll help (she's had her own business for quite a few years now).

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Karen said...

Uh oh - you've been spammed. Change your comments so that a verification word has to be entered in before they can post. Ugh! Just wanted to say 'yay' for you also - you've got a great goal, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it pans out for you :) Good luck.

~Dawn said...

Congrats on the goal!
Look forward to reading more about your process.
I'll be reading

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