Ever So Slowly, I Get This Off The Ground

This has been soooo long in the making.  I’ve been working on my Funmentionables for years.  I had a great idea, I’ve researched and tweaked and tried them out and tweaked some more.  I’ve bought equipment and then had to tweak some more.  I’ve gotten sidetracked by other things I want to make.  Then there was always life going on.  You know; work, school, family, etc.

So many tools have grown since I started my endeavor.  Social media is now through the roof with options: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, Flickr and a myriad of others.  Sites to help you start your business: IndieGoGo, Kickstarter and more.  Sites to help you sell your wares: Etsy, Artfire, Amazon; just to name a few.  It is all so overwhelming and enough to make a person cringe at the thought of trying to go out on their own.

Then there is always the question of “do I do this full out, not knowing if it will succeed?” or “do I do what I can in my spare time while still working that 9-5 job to ensure bills get paid?”  I’m trying to do the latter.  And no matter how much I really want to make my Funmentionables a business, sometimes I’m just dog-tired!  After a long day of non-profit finance and sometimes class to boot, I just don’t have the energy.  So that also brings up the question, “What is most important to me?”, is it starting a business and making is successful? Is is ensuring I have the money to pay the bills? Or is getting that degree I’ve been working on part-time for the last decade?  For me the answer is all of them.  Sadly, I don’t think that’s is feasible at the moment.  But I’m going to try it anyway!

My plan is not only to introduce you to my Funmentionables, but also to the process that I have come through to get to the point I’m at now.  Why did I want to make them, where did I get the name from, what snags have come up and how have I worked through them.  I hope to encounter those of you who, like me, want to do more and build a community out it.  I want to share knowledge, tips, tricks, ideas with others.  I want us to collaborate and learn from each other.

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