Yes, thats right: today was the first official day of the business! David and I both got up and on with things, starting with tidying the office and organising it all.
I have to say, having an organised work space definitely made us feel more business-like and ready to crack on with things. And look! We even bought a white board! Now we are definitely a business. I even filled in an online survey earlier (to win £1000 shopping spree in Staples – woop!) and put that I was employed full time. Impressive huh?!
We did actually have a fairly productive day in the end. Dave’s been working on databases while I’ve been ringing around and doing research. We think we’ve decided on on prices finally, but still a bit of debate going on about them. We don’t know whether to conduct a some potentially time consuming and very awkward market research, or whether to throw ourselves in and see how it goes. Obviously common sense would say to do the market research, but the only thing I can think of (ok, ok, my Dad can think of…) has some limitations that would either cause problems or give erroneous results. If we didn’t do market research we can get started very soon, and we would soon know if we’ve gone the wrong way as people wouldn’t buy if it was too expensive. At the same time, what if we’ve severely under priced them and we could be losing out on lots more profit? Bah! Its all very confusing!
There’s definitely things to debate about before we start selling but thats still a few days away. Lots to be getting on with in the mean time.
Tomorrow we’re going to open a business account. We were going to go in today, but banks are useless and after being put on hold several times they said they’d call me back and they never did. Tomorrow I’m just going to go in and stamp my feet and cause a ruckus if they won’t see us. That’ll work right?
We’ve just about come to the end of the work day now. Here’s David’s take on how well we did today:
Day one done.