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Starting up the Start Up

Published May 11, 2012 by sparklebysarah

I’ve started on the next phase of my life. I am very fortunate to have an incredible supporter in my husband and three teenagers.

Yesterday, I quit my job.  I’ve spent the past month collecting information to get started on my own business.  I spent four years with a school creating events and activities for the students and their families.  I am very good at planning events…or being an Event Planner.  I prefer creating team building activities.  I am going to start have started putting together my company as a Corporate Events Planner.

How does one start?  Well, I found myself a really great mentor.  My friend has been running her own business as an Interior Designer for almost 20 years.  She is very much on the same wave-length as I am, so I can ask questions and she can understand what I’m trying to figure out in my head.  We’ve had two breakfast meetings over the past three weeks.  Over these meetings, I have found local connections, which is to say, I’ve been put in contact with other people who are running their own businesses and will put me in the right direction.  I have an appointment with a local accountant who is going to incorporate me, set up my tax identification, and push me into the right direction as far as what I need to grow.  I have the name of a local mom who does photography who I have to call to make an appointment so she can take my business shot and a variety of other shots for my website.  I have found the business card place that is going to print out my business cards at a reasonable price.  Best of all, I have a Debbie!  She is my friend, who has been giving me all kinds of advice and listens carefully to my questions and has been incredibly helpful.

Next, I created my website using an appropriate template.  I used Go Daddy for the website.  If you can ignore the stupid commercials, they have a really good and cheap product.  I’m starting this blog to chronicle my adventure as a business owner.