So the shoes are off, the lap-top is on, and today I'm going to write a little bit about my experiences so far with starting a small business, as well as what my aspirations are for the future.
Everyone keeps asking me how the business is going and the answer to that is usually ' ok '. I mean I've sold a few things here and there, and I've got people asking me to help them do little projects in their houses. These are not without their problems however and I'm certainly learning what NOT to do through experience.
So far I've encountered unreliable upholsterers, shipments from faraway lands that take months to turn up, breakages ( I'm talking about beautiful sculptures smashed to smitherines on their way over the Irish seas), faulty items as well as the wrong items turning up, and so many other challenges that I hadn't anticipated. Well you can't really anticipate them I guess. They just happen and you have to deal with them in the best way possible.
I'm learning as much as I can as I go along about how to run a business. My brain has been blessed with creativeness but definately not with the business side of things and that's fairly crucial when you're trying to make some money. So I'm drowning amidst pages and pages of advice, accountancy information, potential courses, people to contact, Vat forms, business plans etc etc. Starting a business is scary and I'm praying that I'll get the hang of it all in time.
The plan for my business is to have my website showcasing cushions and other deliciously decadent home accessories for you to puchase. My interior projects will show how to use these to their best potential. Once my photographic portfolio has built up you'll all have a clear idea of what Amy Scott Design represents. On top of that I'll be blogging about interiors and what excites me, and also my crazy life which entails children, animals and general madness.
I absolutely believe that if you've been blessed with creativity then it's your duty to show the world what you can do with it. However trying to create a successful business out of it is more of a challenge, and one that I'm tackling head on to the best of my ability ( any advice gratefully received). This is only the beginning and to those that are putting their faith in me, thank you.
keep an eye on my story, bear with me while I find my feet and rest assured the best is yet to come.
' Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your best is best '.