So it’s been two months since my last entry. There were some delays (and thankfully not on my part) that slowed down this inevitible conclusion.
I’ve had my taxes sorted out, I’ve got all my legal obligations locked down and all of my finances for the business are going through a professional agent! So no all I really need to do is get cracking with some work!
Better add that as a new goal – bones it! 3 years ago
The hard part about this business is that I’ve got to run it and look for work whilst I maintain my full time job. I don’t want to quit either of the two, as I suspect I can’t live without the other. So my goal here it to get this business in such a place that I can decide once and for all whether or not this is a worthwhile venture.
For starters, I need to get my accounts/tax/corporate obligations in line and up to date. On the 26th of Feb 2010 I managed to find time to speak to my accountant who has agreed to do all of this for me – relief!
After this, I want to get my website made up (I already have a dormant domain) and follow this up with business cards that I can use when I meet potential clients.
As far as this goal is concerned, that’s all I want to do – get my business in a position where it can operate normally, as right now it is in disarray… eek!
Here goes! 3 years ago
Last week I was able to finally close down the bank account for one of our old businesses. Ran around to the board members, got the necessary signatures, then dealt with the bank folks. At first they wanted to give me a cheque made out to the businesses for the funds in the account… which seemed unusual since the account that we would use to cash that cheque was being CLOSED.
It’s been a few years coming, and there’s an incredible feel of released energy in having this final piece of that business closed down, and being able to move on. 4 years ago
During the last month I’ve:
- Gotten the server we used for hosting back from the place it was parked (and had an AWESOME walk with the good friend and ex-business partner who delivered it after not seeing him for probably almost a year)
- Gave away the windowed envelopes that were still around
- Destroyed the old stationary and blank cheques
I think at this stage the only thing left to do is to close down the bank account and divide any remaining money between the last two partners.
And then that particular monkey will be off of my back for good. 5 years ago
We’ve almost managed to lay our old company to rest. I’m just doing the final DNS transfers and shutting down email and web services… then I just have to collect from a few folks, shut down the bank account, and lay this incarnation of Synagy to rest.
It was awesome hearing from one of my old Partners that she had found an audio recording she had of our first meeting ever, when we were just formulating what the company would be. Good times.
There’s definitely a grieving process involved in putting the company down, but I know that there’s going to be a major energy burst that comes form having it DONE – all the energy (a disproportionate amount to the amount of work the company is to run) that’s been locked into Synagy’s existence will come flowing back, and I can’t wait to see where to invest it next. 5 years ago
I work 9 to 5 for my friend’s company, but also run a separate Web design / hosting business that has had loads of trials, tribulations, all compounded with neglect. I want to get that business to the point where it is making me money and not giving me grief
- Migrate to new server
- Get back my Equity from the company
- Get invoices happening regularly
- Get rid of all our problem clients. 7 years ago