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No More Waiting On This Dream!

29 Nov

So after trying to find a way to fund one of our business ideas by ourselves we have finally come to the conclusion that we need to do some crowdfunding.

We spent some time talking with a couple of lawyers about whether it was a viable idea for us and this area, and they both gave us the green light.

Therefore we are going ahead with the fundraising.

It will be two-fold. First we will be raising enough so we can get incorporated and officially put the business together.

Then the second phase will be to raise enough capital to run the business through at least the first 6 months, but we’re honestly hoping for a year.

I really hope we can put this business together because by the time we have everything fully functional I will have office space (actual office space!) to pursue my writing career on a 9-5 basis.

I am also hoping that with some space to spread out and get organized we will be able to follow a couple of our other dreams. At this point they are other businesses, but we will have a place to jump from. This is going to be so awesome!

Plus, by the time we’re done putting this whole thing together we will have hired a business manager, a receptionist, and a part time janitor. That’s 3 new jobs created! Yay!

What’s the business idea, you ask? It’s going to be a success center.

What’s that? A success center is a place for work from home people to meet clients, hold meetings, and in general have a more professional front than their dining room table. It also works well for professionals away from their office, like when a realtor is showing a house in another town and his clients don’t have time for a half hour drive to his office. He can schedule an office at the success center and have a professional environment in which to explain the paperwork.

We also see a need for affordable space for CPR and First Aid classes, small conferences, or even someone trying to do their taxes without a toddler trying to ‘help’.

Right now we are just trying to raise enough to get incorporated, to get a bank account started in the company name, and register the business with the city, state, and federal government. These, and all the other gloriously tedious things, come with a lot of paperwork and a fee.

We’re not looking for a gold mine, just enough to get this show on the road.

You can help us either by donating or by helping us spread the word.

No demanding. No guilt trip. Just simply asking.

Please?

Here’s the link: http://www.gofundme.com/5i8j0c

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Enough waiting. It’s time for us to seize the day, the dream, the opportunity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbrzTUTzHJ4

I love Phineas and Ferb.  🙂 

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A Little Of This And A Little Of That And Presto A Poem

24 Nov

I am so uninspired this evening it’s almost painful. So I’m going to talk about a whole range of random things from the last couple of days and hope to come up with something. Fingers crossed this works.

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First off, Lonnie and I have taken a couple of baby steps toward (hopefully) putting an office together where people can come in and rent an office space by the hour. We have looked at one place that’s up for rent, and have the number of the realtor for another possible location.

On Thursday afternoon we put in a call to our law firm about how we will want to get things set up for starting this business with crowdfunding. The last thing we want to do is screw something up in the first couple of weeks. That would really put a damper on things. (no duh, Rose)  The lawyer we talked with is scheduled to call us back Monday afternoon with her opinion on things, and hopefully we can move forward with a crowdfunding campaign by the end of this week. Hopefully. We’ll have to hear what she has to say about what needs to be set up before we start.  :/ 

My wonderful husband is also looking into grants as well.

Needless to say, my brain is about to explode.

I think I’ll stick with helping with the business plan, playing with the cost projections, and trying to decide which site to go through for raising the funds. If you miss me on Twitter and other places in the internet world, please, say a little prayer for our sanity as we stare at the instructions for how to create a five-year projection and write a business plan; and dream up marketing ideas for the fundraising and the future business.

(It’s going to be great once everything is set up, but for right now…?

Okay, enough of trying not to hyperventilate. On to something else.)

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Jay and I have started reading Louis L’Amour’s The Shadow Riders. Our first sitting we finished the 3rd chapter. Already really sucked in. He has seen the movie, but I have no idea what is coming and I am on the edge of my seat. It’s so frustrating being so interested in a book that’s sitting on my phone, but only being able to read it once a week.

By now you’ve probably figured out that I try my best not to have to cancel days with Jay.  lol

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Thanksgiving is almost here and I can not wait.

The pumpkin pie is already calling my name.

One problem with this whole food thing… I have decided to go back onto my diet after Thanksgiving.

Part of me died typing that out.

It’s not a hard diet, really. It’s just the avoidance of refined sugar, almost all simple carbohydrates, and most fruit. I know it will be a lot better for my health, my blood sugar swings will stop being as dramatic, and I will have more energy, but it’s difficult to be really excited.

One thing I will allow myself this time is one of those little wrapped Dove or Hershey’s dark chocolate squares a day. You know those little piece that are wrapped in foil, and in reality there’s like five of them to a serving? Yeah, one a day. Believe me when I say, those things will be savored.

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My mind is empty

No words to fill

I’ve tried for hours

No thoughts to spill

The page lies blank

Just an accusing stare

Nothing to write

So nothing is there

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Hah! I did it!  😀 

A spur of the moment photo shoot that really paid off.  :)

A spur of the moment photo shoot that really paid off. 🙂

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