Friday, April 30, 2010


I have hired a sales woman-this could be good or bad since I am not so fond of dealing with women in my business. All my contractor’s are male, and since they are not employees I can do that. I have high hopes for this woman as she comes extremely recommended, owns a couple businesses of her own and loves the one thing I don’t…People (or people in this state I should clarify).

I get to spend all day today and this weekend revamping my rate sheets, and writing a detailed job description and what my business is all about. Things I should have already had done. Sales people are great, I am not so bad at it myself but very much prefer to remain in the back of the business. With out sales people we would not have a lot of companies, most actually. I am excited, nervous and everything in between.

Here is where I sound like a hypocrite. I think women should help other women in business; we should support each other and help hold each other up. The second business I am in the midst of launching does just that. I know I said I don’t like to deal with women in business and I don’t, but I like to deal with women in their businesses. There is no way to come out of this looking good. It is what it is. Most of you women know exactly what I am talking about, right?

The site is progressing, I have two big clients that I am calling anchors-I am still having a lot of issues with my web guy. I actually interviewed a firm here locally and when it was over my web guy called. How do men just know to do that? It’s like he knows he can push me so far and test a bit farther each time. I have one foot off the ledge jack so watch it.
I am starting a package business that offers women a packet of information on the how to do it, or another where I will step in and do all the incorporation, the Federal, the contrasts, research and website for a fee. I will also provide them with a great directory of useful information and other great business owners that can help them on their journey. Everything I wish I would have had both times starting out in my ventures. This is a work in progress and I have no idea how it will work out. I do have my first appointment Saturday with a woman looking to launch a new company.

For now I will focus on how to train my sales rep, look for another, and hope with all I have this finally starts showing more of a profit.

On a positive note-I quit smoking cold turkey six years ago today and we have had our puppy, Ruby, one year today.