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Finally started being my own boss!!

post #1 of 19
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This morning I made a call to the outplacement firm my old employer has retained to start their course on starting your own business.
Tomorrow or monday I should have an estimate on my business cards.
Stopped at local Dept of Revenue office-have to obtain seller's permit.
Discussed with DH on opening a business checking acct with a loan from our savings.
Bought a daily planner and put together a potential client list. I have 6 for sure with another maybe that I will contact tomorrow. Another is in a Chicago suburb and won't know more for a bit on that.
Had to celebrate by buying some plants!!! (must stop doing this!!)
post #2 of 19
That's wonderful news!!, what exactly would your business entail??
post #3 of 19
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Landscape design-renovation-installation and maintenance. Also container planting and landscape ornamentation (fancy for "yard art")!! I have had a small plant sale annually for several yrs and have done some garden design and installation I just have to do "more". Imagine shopping for plants with other people's money!!!
post #4 of 19
Wow, I so envy you Gail! Good luck and keep us posted.

I would like to be my own boss one day in the future. I'll be sure to take notes on your new venture.

post #5 of 19
Wow! Good luck!
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by GailC
Landscape design-renovation-installation and maintenance. Also container planting and landscape ornamentation (fancy for "yard art")!! I have had a small plant sale annually for several yrs and have done some garden design and installation I just have to do "more". Imagine shopping for plants with other people's money!!!
Oh that sounds wonderful!! Best of luck!
post #7 of 19
It sounds like you planned this out carefully. That you made a business plan, found the funding or the working capital, and thought it all out. Best of luck. If you want to write up your story on starting this home business, I am currently working on a website for someone that they would present your story to the visitors there. www.keepgoals.com
post #8 of 19
Way to go girl!
post #9 of 19
I need a landscape gardener in France! Do you work at a distance if I sent you plans and photos? Then you could see what was happening when you visit this summer?
post #10 of 19
Awesome. Good luck!
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by GailC
Landscape design-renovation-installation and maintenance. Also container planting and landscape ornamentation (fancy for "yard art")!! I have had a small plant sale annually for several yrs and have done some garden design and installation I just have to do "more". Imagine shopping for plants with other people's money!!!
You go girl ! Hmmm, now you can buy a new truck and take it off your income tax as a business related expense.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by GailC
Landscape design-renovation-installation and maintenance. Also container planting and landscape ornamentation (fancy for "yard art")!! I have had a small plant sale annually for several yrs and have done some garden design and installation I just have to do "more". Imagine shopping for plants with other people's money!!!
Congratulations! Where are you located? I only ask because I do the same business here in MN. Ours is VERY seasonal to say the least. I wish you MUCH success! Let me know if you have any questions.
post #13 of 19
Way to go and good luck!!!!
post #14 of 19
Good for you! I wish you lots of success!
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by GailC
This morning I made a call to the outplacement firm my old employer has retained to start their course on starting your own business.
Tomorrow or monday I should have an estimate on my business cards.
Stopped at local Dept of Revenue office-have to obtain seller's permit.
Discussed with DH on opening a business checking acct with a loan from our savings.
Bought a daily planner and put together a potential client list. I have 6 for sure with another maybe that I will contact tomorrow. Another is in a Chicago suburb and won't know more for a bit on that.
Had to celebrate by buying some plants!!! (must stop doing this!!)
That's great news. I admire anyone who sets out on their own.
post #16 of 19
Exciting!! I wish you all the best
post #17 of 19
Yey for you!
post #18 of 19
How wonderful....and it sounds like sooo much FUN too!
Best wishes to you!
Linda
post #19 of 19
Congrats. I wish you all the success in the world.

And I offer up a round of applause as this is such a major step and accomplishment.

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