I am currently working a Monday-through-Thursday full-time job, and trying get a balloons and magic business off the ground. And unless this thing can very suddenly and consistently jump into an annual gross of about 65K, I cant see quitting the day job. Im trying to create a few different party packages, and promote some specialty sculptures. Im in a rapidly growing small to midsize community, with virtually no competition - the flip side is no networking or camaraderie, either.
Id like to hear how others in my position got rolling:
** What did you do to get your name out there?
** How did you decide what to concentrate on, and what to let go by?
** What did you do that you wish you wouldnt have?
** What did you pass up that you wish you would have done?
** If you had to pick the one thing that got you started, what would it be?
** Considering the demands of family, the day job, and the rest of life, how do you keep this thing from taking over? (Especially since it's so much more fun!)
I'd appreciate hearing comments from anyone.