This week’s blog is reflective of my thoughts on starting a business. To start, I have no idea what I am doing but, shizzle, I’m working it out pretty quickly. NZLEAD is now a company, GST confuses the hell out of me, and don’t even get me started on setting up a budget and accounting system. I have a Xero account, and it seems awesome, but I’m still trying to work out the difference between a credit and a debit and how to account for a 2 year old laptop and depreciation etc. etc. Thankfully I have a lot of friends who know stuff, and are happy to tell me stuff in exchange for beer, wine and chilli sauce. One of whom is giving me pointers on accounts. Yay!
Speaking of working things out, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the past week refreshing the NZLEAD website. Wow! That’s been a learning curve. If you’ve not seen it yet, check it out at www.nzlead.com. I’m very proud of my work! Point to note, I have no idea how to build a website and have only just learnt what a favicon is (google it, but don’t ask me how to change it!). The website is by no means perfect but it’s much better than it was. I’m subscribing to the continuous improvement mantra. So if it’s not perfect, it’s at least better. I have a whole list of things to improve so keep am eye out.
I’ve also come to the realization that I may be poor for a while. Not that I didn’t realise that before but, I guess, I’m only now getting comfortable with that. No more shoeses for me. Not until, at least, I have some form of regular income. But let’s face it, I have a lot of shoes so I may be able to tide myself over for a while.
I am looking forward to this adventure. I can already feel my mojo starting to come back and some super exciting things on the horizon. Even if it means fewer shoes.