Friday, July 18, 2008

One step forward

Just a quick note. I was at the bank to pick up a transaction record booklet and I all of a sudden found myself reaching up and grabbing a brochure for a Business VISA. Seeing me the teller then launched into a 5 min spiel about how great it was. I looked for some books online to help me write a business plan and plan on starting.

This in no way means it's happening tomorrow, but we'll see how the business plan goes. I've written one before, and if it's a total bust, at least I will have a written business plan under my belt for my resume.

No harm no foul........right?

13 comments:

Sparkle Plenty said...

Sarah! I think your cakes look delicious, and I'm very happy to read this follow-up post. While it's a tad cliche, I really do think it is better to follow your heart and try something new than to regret not having done so.

(This is from my perspective--a woman with one failed "artisan business" and one successful writing/editing business...I'll never be sorry I tried the artisan path although I am very happy I leapt away from the path before I became bankrupt.)

ALL BEST LUCK! :-)

Sarah said...

Thank you Sparkle!! I happen to have a deep love of cliche's so keep em coming.

I know, I am the same way I would rather try something and fail, but then never have to wonder or look back at what could have been. I've made a lot of decisions this year because of that thought.

I heart my little blogging community!!

Larry said...

That sounds like an awesome start. I've heard the saying "you eat an elephant one bite at a time". Although I never plan on eating an elephant, I do a lot of things in baby steps to give myself small achievable goals instead of leaping directly into the main goal. I'm excited for you. Love you.

Sarah said...

I wonder what elephant tastes like. I don't think it would be very good. They're pretty strong so one would think that thier meat would be all chewy....

No give me a snuffalupagus any day mmmm magnifico!

Thanks baby :) I love you too.

Larry said...

Either way, I'm sure you can make elephant or snuffy taste wonderful. You'll do a great job at baking baby.

David'Z RantZ said...

Now I want you to open that bakery if only so I can see some sort of elephant dish on the list of available treats.

Sarah said...

I hereby promise all of you that when I open a bakery something will have the word Elephant in it, and then you will know I am remembering the little people. No, the people who got me started! That sounds better.

Sparkle Plenty said...

I'm with you, Sarah. My spidey-sense tells me that elephant would require a great deal of marination, super-marination if you will.

(For the future bakery: "Elephant Ears," 'though they sound grisly, are a doughnut-like treat topped with cinnamon sugar!)

Larry said...

Mmmmmmm.....Elephant Ears also called Funnel Cakes. Carnival goodness.

Sarah said...

Yep you're absolutely right. I've never had one as I am just not a big fan of donuts, but a ton of people like them. When we went to visit Quebec City everyone was eating them...and of course talking smack about us in french. It's how they roll in Quebec.

David'Z RantZ said...

Sparkle: Super-marination. Isn't that how they filmed all the old Gerry Anderson shows like Stingray, and Thunderbirds, and Supercar, and Fireball XL5, and... ?

Wait, wait. That was "supermarionation."

Never mind.

And HEY, EVERYBODY!!! Didja catch Sarah's comment? Didja, huh? Didja, huh? "I hereby promise all of you that when I open a bakery... "

SHE SAID "WHEN!" SHE'S STUCK. SHE'S COMMITTED. SHE'S A FUTURE BAKING ENTREPRENEUR!

Sarah said...

You're completely right, I did say when!

Thanks for makin a girl blush David! Now if I don't I'm going to look like a total schmuck...

David'Z RantZ said...

That was my plan.

[walks away and laughs evil Bart Simpson-esque laugh]