Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Full-time job + starting business + volunteerism = NO TIME

If someone would have told me six years ago that I would be opening my own business, I would have found it hard to believe. Six years my mind was deadset on being a reporter. I envisioned myself working for The Kansas City Star or a local television news station. Running a custom bakery was definitely not in the plans. But as we all know things happens and plans change. And quite honestly, I could not be any happier.

These past few weeks have been CRAZY and AWESOME! Not only have we been able to put together some great school and church events, we've helped support other local businesses and artists in the process. While this is also a bit of a 'downtime' in terms of cake orders, it does not mean I've rested! On the contrary! I've met with a new customers for their 2010 weddings and quinceaƱera and equally exciting, I'm developing new products. These new products are going to be great for when the store opens.

I don't think anyone in the process of opening or developing their new business fully knows what to expect. On one of my favorite cake forums, the question of "how to start a business" comes up all the time. I always want to scream - say good-bye to weekends, Friday nights, family and so much more. And really this can go for any business. If you want to open a business, you have to be willing to make sacrifices.

1 comment:

  1. This is so true...I run into people all the time who are thinking of starting a wedding planner business. When I tell them that they'd better get ready to give up every Saturday they suddenly realize that it won't be all fun and planning, but that there's also work involved! It's funny to see how their expression changes when you mention working on the weekends. Being your own boss sounds like fun until you realize what's involved!