Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The evolution of a business
Wow, oh, wow. I am excited. Wait, excited doesn't even describe it. I have butterflies. I'm that excited. I'm in the beginning stages of working with a few different people on ways to make the cyber-training business bigger & better. This is changing The Other Blog from an emergency- "I need a way to work from home & fast"- to a long term, productive & successful business. This is focusing on the big picture, creating a product & service that is unique.

This is something that I've been thinking about for a few weeks now. I've talked at length with my workout partner who owns her own business. I've received some great feed back from cyber-clients. What once started as a decision to upgrade the documents, has now turned into branding & creating a company identity, a possible new logo, web/blog design, email updates, & much, much more. It's amazing!

What's been difficult, is that Bill & I have been butting heads on the direction of the business. Remember the anniversary post where mentioned our differences at great length? How sometimes it compliments our life? Sometimes (more like all of the time) it's difficult for us to compromise or even be on the same page. There have been tears. There have been "discussions". There have been differing opinions. While I value his input, the ultimate vision, goal & decision is mine.

I know he takes it personally that I'm not doing things the way he would. This evening I told him about the latest developments & for the first time, he was supportive & excited, commenting on how we'll have to celebrate. That really helped me feel so much better, it was great.

It's going to take a lot of time & hard work to get the business where I envision it. I'm up for it, though. This is something that I'm going to be proud of having in the future. Man, there are the butterflies again.....


Mof2 said...

Sounds great, a dream come true. Good Luck!

Erin said...

I'm so happy for you!