–Meet with an attorney for advice on possible trademarking issues
-Order biz cards
-Update my homeowner’s insurance policy to cover my home business
-Open a biz bank account
-Set up a biz phone line or perhaps an answering service (I found an affordable vendor, Freedom Voice whose forwarding service also includes a fax line all for $9.95 mon) (Will get to soon…a must for business cards purposes) I’m holding off on this for now.
-Continue to source web design services (perhaps I can find a student or intern who can take on building my website??; I don’t like any of the free templates out there-quality reflects professionalism) Finally created with Go Daddy; www.julieshomedesigns.com—only two lines up, but it’s a start, especially if I want to cross off the business cards item off of this list! 🙂 Added 5 pages including my portfolio. I’m having fun editing my website!
-Purchase a Design and Accounting Software (until I can afford to purchase software, I’m playing around with Google’s Sketch Up for some practice—it’s FREE so why not? and me loves FREE!) I’m testing Design Softwares now…and I think that I’m ready to make my purchase. ohh! and I signed up for a FREE trial of Quickbooks too!
-Finalize pricing of services (almost done)
-Finalize a mission statement (almost done)
-Brainstorm services to be offered
I do however have to focus on completing my Unit 4 project…I’m close, but I could be closer. I must admit that researching for my biz has been far more exciting than studying, but I must remain focused and do a better job of multi-tasking. So I promise that in my next post I’ll be announcing that I shipped my project off for grading! I promise!!
So with that said, new deadline……2/11!! :-)))
Follow Your Passion and Find Inner Peace!!!