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This month, I am giving up two of my business, in which I am a partner, to give my full attention to my new business.
Out with the old, in with the new….
I finally got my business permit yesterday, it’s under my name and now I cant truly that I am a certified entrepreneur. A good way to start the year!
I just hope and pray that this will be a successful venture. I have tried a lot of business, I have failed in some but I will not stop trying.
For this year, I am filled with so much hope. I am summoning all the positive energy in this world to help with this new business venture.
And while at it, I am browsing at Cyber Monday sale, trying to score a great deal for a laptop. teeheeehee…
Yes, I have ventured into another business, the bazaar business! Together with my sis-in-law, we decided to take the risk knowing that everybody will be rushing to buy stuff for Christmas gift-giving. This is the business I was talking about in my other blog. I couldn’t hush up because of the excitement and finally we are operational. So far, so good! We are expecting sales to peak up some more come December.
As I observe the saleable items, I am amazed. I refuse to think that I am not a trendsetter, it’s just that I have my own fashion statement. But I guess as entrepreneurs, we need to adjust to what the market dictates and not be stubborn about what we thing will sell — that is the first lesson we have learned.
Going around, I am surprised to see items that sell like the trend now are “Angry Birds”, anything about it. I have also funny shirts that spoof brands, couple shirts, and of course, accessories. However, people who have been in the bazaar business tells me that come December, everything sells. Since people love to give during Christmas.
I am praying that this venture will prosper and that even if it’s not Christmas, we will still find the right location to sell our goods.
I just came home from a fruitful but tiring tripping with hubby and my boy — who wanted tag along, in search for an office space. Yup, an office space for my hubby. It’s been ten months since he started his own architectural practice and now it’s about time to expand a little, so finding his own office is already a must. It’s exciting but at the same time there’s a hint of fret of what the future has in store for this new business venture. But we are very much optimistic with all the prospects at hand and with God’s grace, I know hubby will be a success.
Finding your own space be it your office or your home, is always an exciting experience. After our tripping, both of us sat down and did a brainstorming session for the office look. The decor, lighting, fixture and furniture, everything should have a hint of the owner’s character. Like in your own home, the receiving room or living room is the space where guests can see the owner’s distinctive characteristics.
As to your own space and sanctuary, it is always essential to find a space where you can feel tranquil and lets you express your creativity or your personal ideas. The place you live and work should be something that you look forward to go to everyday, that is why your personal touch is a requirement.
Like in my home, my personal sanctuary is my bedroom. No matter how cluttered the kids are in the other areas of the house, as long as my bedroom is quiet and free of clutter … I always look forward to lying on my bed every single night. Oh, I know the gentlemen have a different perspective… others look forward to spending time inside their entertainment room, or the den or even the garage. I know of some men who loves to hang out at the garage with their male friends. That’s why they make sure that they have their beer fridge there and wants every detail of this space perfect up to the material used as their garage floor coating.
Whether it is your workplace or your home, always find an area where you can have your personal touch, a space you can relax, be creative and will make you feel good
Three years after I said goodbye to the corporate world, I still find myself doing sales and financial reports for my small business. Although it is not that complicated that it would require a software like inetsoft reporting tools, it is however detailed enough for me to see where my business stands right now. And the entrepreneur in me keeps telling me that I should invest more for more returns… and that is precisely what me and my hubby is looking at right now.
I saw myself doing business ever since I was old enough to hold money. I remember in college, I would talk to my Chinese classmates, who owns a manufacturing, and sell their goods so I could have additional money for my allowance. When I was working, I would sell different stuff just for additional income. I guess that’s my destiny. It took a lot of years for me to realize and accept that I am not cut out for the corporate world.
With each baby step, we are investing for our old age so that we can retire in peace without bothering our children for support. In God’s grace plus the hard work, I know it will be realized soon.