Sunday, June 12, 2011

Running a business....

So I know everyone knows I'm doing a window cleaning business with Travis my future brother in law. It's going just dandy. But here's the thing. Travis leaves in a mere three weeks, or maybe it's even two weeks, either way, it's soon. I have been really going back and forth over whether I should keep it going, or just close up shop when he leaves and gets married. Erick some how has convinced me that I should just keep it going, and that it's "good for me" to run a business. I'll admit, most of the time I don't mind it. Most of the time it hasn't been a big deal. The time I put into it kind of comes in spurts. Like having to go set up the bank account or go make it legal at the court house. It hasn't made me any less of a mother to my kids, in fact, if I become profitable, it could allow us a few more luxuries like more lessons/sports, etc. But I guess what it comes down to is that every one (or at least everyone I know) has some degree of free time to do with what they please. Some people watch TV, some people blog, some people, crochet, some people play on facebook, some people read, and some people apparently run window cleaning businesses. I actually enjoy all of the above.

Either way, Erick told me a few tips and today I find myself with a sales team of three eager young men, who are ready to sell for me, and I've already made a power point presentation and planned our first sales meeting. All of this I did after all the kids were in bed, and we're still going to the water park tomorrow. The next couple of weeks will be very telling. Here's hoping I can maintain the balance, and somehow turn this thing into a way to provide some young men in our area who really need work, and also benefit my self and my family. Fun hobby huh?