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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A step back? Or a better plan?

Today I went for a business meeting at the York Eco Business Centre, whom I can wholly recommend to anyone planning to start a business, they give such good advice. 
Anyway, whilst there, my advisor, Heidi, raised some very good points. Such as, what will happen when I return to full time education? How will I cope if I am required in two places on the same day? Am I underpricing myself? All this has led to a rethink and a new plan. Speaking of plans, my business plan is a MUST and I really need to get on with some market research, (for someone who has studied marketing for 2 years, you would think that would be my first point of call!). 
So after 2 weeks resting at home, I am back in York, with a refreshed attitude and a new plan, and I am determined to do this the right way. It is going to take longer than I anticipated, but I will get there, and this time next year I want to look back at this and be sure that the decisions I have made now were the best ones for the direction in which I am heading.
So there we have it, I will still be becoming self employed as soon as possible, but I will be taking the business slower, and I hope that in the end, this will work to my advantage, so watch this space!
On another note, I am, hopefully, attending an eco fashion show tomorrow night in York, at The Pitcher and Piano, (for anyone who is interested), so I will hopefully be able to take some pictures. 
And on Thursday I am attending York College open day to see the place I will be studying in September. As I have now passed my Foundation Degree, YEY, I am pretty sure of my place, and I can't wait to see what it's like.
AND... another exciting note, I am about to order a pretty pink point and shoot camera, happy days :D
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Saturday, 18 June 2011

A week's R and R

I have decided to come home to Flamborough for a week to take a break from trying to sort my business out.

After having attended a couple of business courses now, I know what I need to do, and I have arranged an appointment with a business advisor to finally get on with it, as there is not much else I can do on my own. 

So, there's not much new there. But on a different note, I have now nearly finished my skirt in my tailoring and dressmaking course, and I am really pleased with how it is going, so I will post a picture of that when it is completed :)

I know this is not a lengthy post, but just a small update of things going on in 'Lucy's Lil World'!
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Wednesday, 1 June 2011


And you just keep waiting and waiting...

That's all I seem to be doing at the moment, waiting. Waiting for forms / permission / and numerous other things, (such as the boyfriend to finish his exams so I can actually see him again!), and quite frankly I am getting a bit frustrated.

I want to get going now, I just want everything to click into place and for me to finally get out there, flyers and business cards in hand, (and the pretty notebook, diary and address book I treated myself to), and get on with promoting myself! I want to be busy, I want to be earning money, and most of all I want to be a businesswoman and make something of myself.

I know these things take time to set up, and I suppose I am just being impatient, but I just want to do something now, without college I feel like I have no consistency, and I need something to replace that.

Sorry for the mini rant, I just needed somewhere to vent my frustration.

Hopefully soon I will be able to post saying I have finally got myself sorted :) 

On another note, booking my Holland tickets this week, so that is exciting! And also I am going to see Take That in Manchester on Sunday, and Journey and Foreigner on Wednesday :) so an exciting and busy time coming up for me. Reminds me, I need to book that massage...
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