Any Last Minute Advice From The Pros?

Business By saberger Updated 16 Nov 2009 , 6:55pm by rosiecast

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saberger Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 7:53pm
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I am officially open for biz starting this January - although the owner wants to give me December for free......nevertheless......

Any advice? I am so excited about this, but a little nervous, of course. What words of wisdom can you offer me?
Do's and don'ts.....or watch out's?

Anything you strongly recommend I do or don't do or make sure I am covered about?

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cylstrial Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 10:31pm
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Congrats! That's awesome!

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saberger Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:04pm
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Thanks. I am really curious about other people's experiences when they first started versus being in business for awhile.

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dorie67 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:34pm
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saberger, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so awesome and I am truly happy for you. Lots of Luck, I am also in New Jersey, let me know where your shop is so I can check it out, always in the mood for a road trip. princess.gif

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saberger Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:44pm
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Thanks Dorie67! My mom's name is Dori! I am in Morris County, where are you?

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dorie67 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:58pm
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After I posted before, I said that name is so familiar, I think I've talked to this person before. I went back into my pm's an lo and behold there you were from June or July. We talked about those beautiful butterflies you made. I am in south Jersey, about 40 minutes from AC. pm directions to your shop when you get a chance. Again congrats! princess.gif

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saberger Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 1:26am
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Small world! icon_wink.gif Now I remember! I will let you know! And thanks again. icon_smile.gif

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Mike1394 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 11:02am
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Learn to nap whenever you can.

Mike

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andrea7 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:01pm
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If you don't have a backbone grow one fast!

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saberger Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:11pm
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Do you think that by me being by appointment only, then it would be easier?

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Meg147 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:46pm
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I envy you so much. wish I was in business just doing the thing I love, instead of never having enough time!

I cant offer up any advice - but I do wish you the very best across the miles. GOOD LUCK thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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JenniferMI Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 4:55pm
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Congratulations...my very best wishes to you!

Jen icon_smile.gif

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butterfly831915 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 5:11pm
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ deposits and money up front. If you have to ask yourself, "Do I really want to make this cake, the person has already been trouble?" Back away slowly then turn and run like the wind. You know those people that just talking with them make you think something is not right.

Best of luck and have a safe and fun time with the biz.

Congrats!! icon_biggrin.gif

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rosiecast Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 6:55pm
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Best of luck!! I'm in NY and would love to visit when you're open for business. So keep us posted on your progress

Congrats!!!

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