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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.

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ladyplaysdrums in Glendale is doing 18 things including…

Own my own business

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ladyplaysdrums has written 12 entries about this goal

Change of plans...

I am still working on having my own business, this goal has had some major changes. I hope to pick the Money Muscle back up in the future, but right now, my focus is on creating a living being a drum circle facilitator and adolescent self-enrichment facilitator. It’s been a year in the making, and is making progress.



SCORE

I had a counseling meeting at my local SCORE office this weekend and now have some direction regarding a business permit and officially starting. It’s scary and sounds expensive, but it also sounds doable. My next step is to apply for a license, and look into liability insurance.



Website up

My website is now up. I haven’t done any advertising or really told anyone, but it’s there. I’m not sure what my next step is, or what I’d even do if anyone contacted me, but I wanted to at least put myself out there. If anyone reads this, feel free to visit www.themoneymuscle.com and let me know what you think. Please only comment if you have constructive criticism. It’s pretty much just a posted business card right now.



Logo

I’ve been working with an artist to design my company logo, and I am more than thrilled with how perfect it is!! We worked together to come up with a design and then she did some sketches. Once the logo is completed, then it’s on to working on the website. If only I could get the computer school to call me back so I can register. I’m still aiming for a end of May start date, and it looks good so far. I’ll be done with the financial education program by then and also into a few classes at the university.



First Step of 2009

I had my first business meeting over the weekend. I met with an artist to design my business logo. I think we may be going for a little too much, but I’m excited to see what she comes back with. I also started writing my six week course outline, well at least a more detailed one. I haven’t heard back from the community college community services department yet, but I don’t really expect to any time real soon. My goal is to have my website and program ready for a Spring 2009 release. I think that is more than doable. My brother in law gave me a new computer (new to me) for Christmas so I should be able to do all of the website and graphics projects now. My next few steps are to continue developing the course, meet with a score rep and to get my homepage done. Oh, and finalize a logo.



Course Proposal

I completed my new course proposal to turn into the local college. It’s going in the mail tomorrow. I’m not sure if I’ll get an interview or anything, but I am putting myself out there 100%. I know I don’t have the professional experience, and I may be aiming too high, but I don’t know anywhere else to start. I can see my life taking shape and it’s a great feeling.



Next Step... Do it

I have 2 choices at this point, do it, or don’t do it. I’m choosing to do it. I have a game plan in mind and am ready to go all out. I dedicate 2009 to my business. I am going to teach classes that use the book I am developing and steadily build my way to living a life that is my own everyday.



In business

My fictitious name has been registered and now just has to go through 4 weeks of publication. I started getting junk mail under the name, so I’m guessing it has been published at least once already. I’m still trying to figure out my next step. The WBC that I have tried contacting isn’t returning my calls. I’m also working to get my website built and a logo designed. It all takes money so I am doing it little by little. It’s still fun though and makes for great day dreaming.



In the mail

My fictitious name request is in the mail. How exciting!!! I’m trying to make an appointment with a women’s business center, I left a message yesterday and have yet to hear back. I’m not exactly sure what I should do next. I’ll give them a call again today.



Filing DBA

I filled out my fictitious name form, wrote a check, and it’s now ready to go out. How exciting! The business development still has a ways to go, but once I receive my DBA approval then I can move forward with designing a logo and the website. I am anticipating 2 years for my new business to be my main source of income. It”s really hard to be a sole owner and planner, but I can do it.



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