Where to start………………… I am writing this to catalog my journey as I start this new endeavor, I will be writing about how and what I do as I work towards starting my own business.
I do this because its part of my assignment but also because when I am a respected specialist in my field I can look back and see how far I’ve come, I can acknowledge those that have helped me and maybe help some others people with their journey.
Today I started on my business plan this is not the first time I have had to write one but this time is seems a lot harder. I’m not sure why I am finding this difficult because I understand that having a business plan is essential for the success of any business. So I have done some research mostly on Google and I have a few ideas in my head.
Trying to understand thing that I don’t understand and trying to find how to do them is harder than I thought it would be but I am stuck here now so I guess I have to do it. It’s not that bad really you just go down the list and fill out the boxes one by one if you don’t know something you just google it or if you can’t fill it out you can just skip it and hope they don’t mark you down for it (still part of the assessment) or don’t read it. O will bit by bit you chip away at it fill out a page go get a drink fill out the next page go get lunch fill out the next page go play hearthstone then look out the window and realise you have been playing hearthstone for 4 hours and you still have two pages to go and a blog to write… O well I can do it tomorrow back to hearthstone. (If you don’t have hearthstone go download it now)
So today I guess I will start on my name and logo that sound like fun. When I was at T.A.F.E. I came up name for a company that I liked and I always wanted to use, now after all this study I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and a real chance to use the name. Looking around I don’t seem to find that anyone has taken that name it’s rather unusual but maybe I have missed it O well I can deal with that latter if it becomes a problem.
So now it’s time to start on my logo I have been playing around with a few ideas having some fun in Illustrator making a few thing, really I am just messing around but it is a good way to get ideas flowing even though it’s better to start on paper I just want to mess around in Illustrator.
So I’m finished my logo and I think it looks good I am pleased with it I think it’s eye catching and stands out from other designs. The next step is to upload it to it to my website but I have hit a small wall, I don’t have a website ! now I need to make one which is not my favorite thing to do but luckily I am better at it than I used to be, so this will be fun fun fun maybe I will try suicide it sounds easier (joking). So I started working on my website I am not that good with web but I don’t really have choices I can do basic html, I don’t think that’s enough though. I doubt that it will be that hard to do, just four buttons and with any luck and can just copy most of the code. I don’t think it will look that good but you never know. Ok to hell with this, coding is horrible – well maybe it’s not that bad and I can make a basic html site but it might look like garbage.
It works but not all that well, I don’t think I want this associated with my name ! I I might have to started again. I am going to give this one more try and then I am just going to use WordPress.
So now I am using WordPress, I’ve have made two website and both look terrible so I give up on coding my own website. I am a good designer but I cant code to save my life, I guess sometimes you have to just do what you do best and leave the rest to other that are better at it. But at least it’s finished now it still need content but now I can start uploading things.
So today I registered my business name it was kinda fun in a way I guess ,I have never registered a business name before. It was a bit daunting but at the same time it was a relief to be able to say that I now own my business name. At first I was I bit lost trying to find out how to register it and I almost got scammed into paying a service to do it for me for 3 times the price. After I found out where I needed to go and what forums I needed to fill out it was pretty simple, at least now that’s one more thing ticked off the list and now I can get back to doing work that’s bit more fun.
So today I started working on the social media side of my business all is well and going smoothly I guess, I don’t really use social media a lot but what can you do. If you don’t have a Facebook page you don’t exist so I guess I have to have one, not that I like having to look after it. Facebook is on its way out anyway I give it 5 to 10 years max but that’s just me. Any way back to making my Facebook page it’s not that annoying just making some banners profile pics and filling in a few text boxes. I think I will just pay as little attentions to the social media side as I can, not the best business decision but I can always change that latter.
So now I am starting on my twitter account same as Facebook I never really liked social media I guess that a result of growing up in that moment of time, where Myspace only existed to let teenage girls try to tell the whole world how important they are. Well whatever it’s all the same to me, make the logo, make the wall post, it’s something I guess – it’s all the same in the end at least it’s not as bad a Facebook. I don’t think I will ever understand why people like social media so much, yes it handy but aside from that I don’t get the appeal O well if you can’t beat them slowly poison them from within !