Don’t Get Discouraged

Like everyone at times, when things don’t go according to plan, it can put a damper on anyone trying to start their dream of business ownership. I have had a few instances and at times I do feel like giving up or putting it on the back burner but then I take a quick look at the opening on the other side of this long tunnel and I say to myself if I keep at it, my dream will come true. I have set many goals and I have always strived to achieve them. It is frustrating when you finish a little later than planned but I am happy to knock them out one by one. It takes patients and a whole lot of learning and research. I am still on my path and at times I may venture off but that’s okay as long as I get to the other side then I will be okay with that as well. My adventure continues!!! Opening day is coming soon.

Raising Funds for Your Dreams

Well since I have started my dream I am having to come up with ways to raise funds for the business.  I can happily say that I got approved for a kick-start fund raising site in which I can seek out small investors for my business.  It doesn’t launch until June and I am currently  working on my video for the site in which I am very nervous about.  I am also raising funds on eBay as well.  Selling off a lot of personal things that I don’t use or can’t wear anymore.  I can say that my mind has been in overdrive far as this particular task.  I do not want to have to seek out a bank business loan because I would hate to have to worry about paying it back.  If it cause me to start the dream a little later until I can raise the funds then so be it.  I did push my opening date back about 2 or 3 months but as long as I can get things up and ready years end I will be good.  I have learned that you can’t rush dreams because when you do dreams can crash and burn so my advice to anyone out there is to make sure you have everything in place from budgets both business and personal, business expenses, marketing strategies, presentations and what ever else you may need before you start anything.  I am excited to share this experience to the world.  Until next time!!!

Internet Sales Tax

Well the internet sales tax just passed the senate and in my option I am not sure what to think.  I guess as business owners we should all pay our share but having to calculate taxes for every state is going to be a complete nightmare.  I can say it is only fair due to local shops have to make their customers pay sales tax but for start up companies like myself I am not sure.  I do understand this will only pertain to business that make more than a million in sales but with my goals I hope in the future I will eventually make that million in sales.  So I guess I will just have to prepare to deal with this in my near distant future I hope :-).  What do you all feel about it?  Do you all feel that the internet sales tax will be beneficial on both sides?