I have been asked why I am spending so much effort trying to get my website and by extension the business of Images Made By Light LLC – Save The Memories – Photo and Slide Scanning service set up in a certain way. Much of the drive is that the more I do at the beginning and hopefully correctly. The easier it will be to maintain and grow the business going forward.
I keep glancing at the Clock and the Calendar, both seem to be advancing pretty quickly. Yet it feels like it is taking forever to close out all the details. I guess that is another reason the phrase wearing 17 hats is often used when talking about launching your own business.
You have most likely heard other Entrepreneurs liken the process to raising children or running a household. An incredible number of details to touch, wrapped around an ever evolving, swirl of change, negotiation, failure and success.
Hopefully much more of the latter than the former.
Over the past few days I have been working with shipping Companies on their rates, obtaining their logos and determining the right packaging. Trying to navigate said shipping Company’s incredibly unintuitive Branding website which took two of us and several hours to solve. Also working with an Insurance provider, a Promotional Marketing Company, a Scanner manufacturer, an Embroidery service, work full time and enjoy a personal life. All while trying to complete a photo project for my Family
So while I am complaining some about the workload it has been fun, frustrating, really, really educational and rewarding to have accomplished many so things to make this business go. I know this is a service that others need and will find valuable. Can’t wait until others see the site and place that first order. Heh, I think I might be paralyzed for a moment the first time an order comes through the site. Of course once that moment passes it will be on to the job at hand and the discovery that is part of someone, however temporarily, sharing their precious images with me to help them save their memories.