Goin with the flow....  

barbiebunny 37F
6789 posts
2/20/2006 2:21 pm

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Goin with the flow....

Following the universes gentle nudge.. listening to it whisper to me at night.. but recently.. Its figured me out to get my attention, and whacks me on the darned nose. (not that I can blame it)

Im starting up a new business venture. Im listening to the universe this time and following it.. Im no longer going to reject it..so this is my way to the universe here right now..waving my white Hermes scarf goin..OKOKOKOK... I'll get on it asap! Continue to rock with me allright!

So.. im drafting the business plan getting my ducks in a row.. and sending my ninja bunnies out on recon, research and recruitment...

Ill unfold as I go along..but to all of you that had started a business from scratch...and advice IS APPRECIATED!!!!

be good

Its good to be...ME

fantasylover_05 63M

2/20/2006 2:52 pm


I am a business owner.. and I have to tell you.. it is difficult but also very rewarding!! I basically planned to own my own business and worked towrads it for almost 20 years before I took the heap of faith! I am VERY happy I did!!

I did not do a full start up... I purchased an existing business for various reasons... there are benefits with an existing business... but it obviously comes at a price (the cost of the business and good will)....

I would be happy to talk with you more on this via email or such if you are interested....



ticktock500 45M

2/20/2006 4:12 pm

what do you wanna know?
i too, may have some useful information in this nugget on my shoulders (wouldn't that be a refreshing change?)
having reflected on my mistakes (the fatal ones) for almost six months, i have only one regret-sleeping. i don't know what i was thinking wasting all that time in bed. seriously, make sure you always take care of yourself.

norprin5 56M

2/20/2006 4:48 pm

budget for more than you think you need

be ready to work harder and longer than you ever have

when little things go wrong (and they will), deal with them and move on.

stay focussed on your goal

King Nor XVIII

norprin5 56M

2/20/2006 4:49 pm

oh, and all the best on your venture!

King Nor XVIII

tillerbabe 57F

2/21/2006 12:40 am

I'm not "good" at this, but I bet Michael_IG65 could help you.....

Those "ducks you are getting in a row"? Do they breathe through their butts? Oh ....wait.. that's TURTLES!!!! LOL!

Good luck sweetie.. if you have "listened to the Universe" all will be fine! {=}

SeekingFun337 65M/61F
657 posts
2/21/2006 10:31 am

...the saying "been there, done that" comes to mind... also, many other ones, like "the devil's in the details", but, they do apply, along with tons of other advice which is generalistic, and probably does not apply to your situation.

...The type of business you are planning, capital outlays, prospectus, business plan (5 or 10 year), source of income, need for venture capital, or seed capital, etc. are just a sampling of some of the things you may need to consider. Without knowing more about what you plan to pursue, and your plans for establishing, managing, growing, and development, etc., there is only general advice one can offer...

First, you have to take the first steps, then, if you are seriously going to get involved in establishing and building it, things seem to become self-evident. So many people simply can't take the first steps far enough, and drop their idea. One of the most important things to remember is that it takes investment, "money", and it seems to go out faster than it comes in for most new ventures. It's fun buying things, and opening a place, (usually on a lease), etc., but you have to start making money, and focusing of replenishing capital outlay, and establishing a cash flow, to avoid the need to buy on credit or dilute your ownership in order to obtain operating capital. Managing the money, expenses, and, at the same time, creating new revenue through business development, is fundamental to success.. Good luck, and remember, the major business ventures of today, major corporations, etc., started with an idea, and someone with the courage, and vision to actually take action, and take the risk.

Could go on, but... Feel free to email with a specific ?, if you have one....

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
2/24/2006 12:08 pm

over the last 33 years, I've opened and sold a few...
opened and closed a few and still am there for a few...
feel free to ask...somebodies' going to be successful...
it might just as well be you ... that's the way this
CEO sees it

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

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