Monday, 17 March 2008

Starting Up

The last post I wrote was in black humour. I have no real wish to kill myself. I love Solicitor too much to leave him for some other girl. I was having a bad day. We all have them.

When I got home on Friday Solicitor had already made dinner. The music was up loud and he was walking around with a beer in his hand, setting the table. God he looks so sexy in jeans! I kicked off my shoes and gave him a lingering kiss. I turned away and tried to walk slowly towards the kitchen in a sexy manner. I tripped over my heels on the way. Damn!

I poured myself a glass of wine and I winged about my awful day while Solicitor dished up the food. I was just getting to the part about the suicide conversation when he swooped down and kissed me. I think thats his way of getting me to shut up. It works quite well most of the time.

"Look, if your that miserable just leave."

"You're right...."

It's true I should just leave. The bad side is over weighing the good side....

"Or you could start up your own."

I sat down on the stool. Yes. I'll start up my own company!

Over dinner we discussed the possibilities of me doing it. There are lots of companies out there that do what we do. How could I make mine different? The more we talked about it the more I wanted it.

There are two major drawbacks with me starting up my own business:

1) Financial Back-up. I don't have the money to start up alone. I'll need a registered office for starters. How could I possibly afford it?

I don't really want to go for a bank loan. The interest would be ridiculous. Especially now. Interest rates have shot up like mad over the last few months.

2) Staff. I'll need help with the work load. Ther's no way I could do everything myself. If I hire staff I'll need to pay them. Nobody works for free.

I will find a solution to both. I need to do some thinking and I need to do some research!

26 comments:

KaB said...

So where do I send my cv to?!? And what line of work do you do sweet cheeks?!?

I work damn hard...like a labour cow! Am super creative & love pressure & challenges! I must have tea though...

Bar the random 'not so good' sales pitch, it sounds like a good idea! If you can market yourself with that bit of va va voom over your competitors, then why the hell not?!? Do you have clients who will follow you?!? Do you have reliable contacts in the industry?!? Are you passionate about doing what you want to do?!?

If yes to all the above, why not?!? You never know until you try!

Lots of luck on that front!

Still jealous of your super hot, super delicious man! I want to be swooped on!

Slyde said...

i hope you go thru with this.

I have been battling myself about starting my own business for years now. I just dont have the nerve to leave my cushy job to try it.

Bridget said...

Yes, if you are miserable, leave.

Don't start a company then if the logistics aren't right for you right now, begin as consultant? Work from there.

Either way, Good Luck!

Poetikat said...

You don't mention your parents - have they got any dosh they can lend you? OOoh just think of all the fresh stories~ new people to dish on, new conflicts, new hunks to describe (I mean you're not going to hire any minging characters are you?) Can't wait!
Best of luck. You'll be brilliant - you always are.

Kat

The Divine Miss M said...

CAN I COME WORK FOR YOU!!!

hehehheeee

You have such a wonderful boyfriend honey :)

But seriously, if you need a project manager I'll come with for you!

Kitty said...

That man of yours is a star ... you hold on to him. x

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

What about investors like Venture Capitalists? What if you teamed up with Gay Boss as partners? Can Solicitor help be an investor as well? It's time to start networking, girl. What about a limited liability company and find some interested parties who can see the same vision as you do and let them invest in your company!

The Divine Miss M said...

And let me work for you of course.

lotus07 said...

Get hold of your ex-friend, the drug dealer.....drug dealers always have liquidity and are willing to take a chance with venture capital, especially if he can sell coke out your back door.

taxitalk said...

yeah let the coke dealer help. what is it you do? I'm going back to school for digital media production, two weeks left in the cab, i hope i survive, i hope you do to whatever you do

Malach the Merciless said...

I work cheap

twentysomethingandclueless said...

oOOoo how exciting!! Good luck!! :)

A Girl, A Boy, and Me said...

Eeek! How exciting. No matters how it pans out, you have guts my dear. I'm always impressed by you.

KaB said...

Hire me! I make a good cup of tea!

sweets said...

good luck with the plans, i think it's a kick ass idea!

Glugster said...

Go for it!

hayley-emsley said...

Go for it Elise, you will have the staff (Stoner, Bimbo, 4eyes etc) just hire them all and it will be everything you didn't want to leave behind!!

Hayley x

Pixie said...

Take your own advice Elise - what would you say to someone else in your position - yes you know!!!!

B.E. Earl said...

I would suggest you ask Solicitor for help on the investment side, but that can be damaging to a relationship.

Go with consulting for a while if you can swing it.

Peter Mc said...

Why not go halves with Gay Boss, between you surely you could run it and get capital??

Grilled Pizza said...

Let me know if there are any openings in the Finance dept!
GP x

Cocaine Princess said...

Life is full of risks! I think you should start your own company- I'm more than positive it'll be a smashing success! By the way, I know it's kind of late but Happy St. Patrick's Day love!

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Wendiva said...

YES u will find a solution!!! you know, Japan is one of my favorite cities in the world too!! Sorry I've been MIA, just travleing too much. I'm back now though, and can't wait to find out what your research outcomes are!

Michelle Hix said...

Wow, lot's to consider but how exciting!

roentarre said...

Speaking of fight. I just had another one with my partner. It happened all the time but sometimes things do turn ugly...

Getty72 said...

Go for it my friend!!! (and if you need a HR manager at any point, just give me a whistle).

Whatever direction you choose to go in, will be the right one!

Wishing you a wonderful Easter

Loadsaluv ~ Graham :)