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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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~Beautifuldwarf~ in San Juan is doing 32 things including…

Start my own business

28 cheers

 

~Beautifuldwarf~ has written 21 entries about this goal

All is ready...

Im started my marketing, now its time to wait. Yesterday i was taking with a friend about how much days after the opening of his businnes he wait to have clients. He said: two months. Wow!!! Is not about how much time, its about persistence. Keep working. When i sign my first contract with a client, i really accomplish, this goal.



My salary and operational costs

When you start a business you want to buy any promotional item you see. But you have to consider you HAD a salary and the business has cost every month and everyday. Now im doing this.

Next: contract with yellow pages and finish the permits



Business registration

To run a business in USA or territories (like Puerto Rico) you will need a EIN (this is like a social security number for business jijiji). Today I submit a form to have this number for my business. Later I make the commercial registration. Now I need the building or office permit. In the meantime, continue with working on the marketing.



Quotations, Facebook, contracts...

Those are my projects in these days… Its quite easy make a FB marketing campaign. In the meantime, I just want to show a educational FB page, until I receive the permits.



Back on track

I had several weeks without work on it. I was very focus in my kid’s school duties, because he is having a lot of changes. My schedule now is more busy (soccer practices, music practices, school meetings, new relationship, etc). Yesterday I made one of the documents I will work in my business. I fell so good…



Sole proprietor or corporation...

Now I have some questions about the registration of my business. If I have a corporation I need insurance for it, but also for me. In that case, Isn’t cheaper to be a sole proprietor? Now I have to think and look for info.



Funding Oportunities

Well… its just an option. Last Wenesday I called to know about it and maybe I have to think in this options. My small business don’t provide to pay the federal minimum salary and I want to pay better. Let’s see.

In the meantime…
  • I made my first blog post
And I need it…
  • Some quotations of postcards, business cards and folders


Good advice...

Yesterday I was talking with a Business Administration professor. She was so cooperative with my project. I share with her the process of built all this and the happiness in the creation. For me, its like my new baby.

At this moment, I…
  • Made a first post in my webpage blog
  • Search for info about employers salary
  • Finish my webpage, I just need to publish it Yay!!!


Ok I finish for today...
  • Make the last review of the home, about us, services, employment and contact us parts in my website.
  • Take the information of the competence.
  • Read about premiums accounts (in Wix)
Things to do:
  • Buy the website pictures
  • Work on blog session
  • Call the competence
  • Print the logo registration form
  • Visit my municipality for information about permits

Im excited…



OMG so much details!!!

I started to work my business idea with energy since September 12th. Today I notice everytime I saw my website, my documents, my to do list and my business, I found a new thing to do, a new detail in the website to change or add and new idea to work my marketing plan. Now I understand when I heard in the business plan workshop about a living document. Create a business is a process that you are editing yourself (or your idea) ongoing. I love it.



~Beautifuldwarf~ has gotten 28 cheers on this goal.

 

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