|Me wearing one of the new necklace designs I made this week!|
Wednesday morning, I had a meeting with a counselor with the Small Business Association. I discussed my idea for my brick & mortar bead and craft shop and got lots of great insight. The woman loved me and my idea. She said I was passionate and likable and had all the characteristics for success which was a great ego boost but there was some bad news. I found out that business loans with banks aren't for startups. In order for me to get a business loan I would need to be in business for at least two years and prove profitability. Hmmm...How does that work?! If I was in business for two years and profitable, why would I need a loan?! Hmph! So that means I need to come up with all funding myself. Back to the drawing board. Ugh!
Wednesday evening, I had some fun! One of my friends had a birthday party where we did glass fusing. It was so much fun! Only downfall is we do not get our completed pieces for a few weeks. I am anxious how it will look once glass is fused. Below is a photo of the design but it will be "melted" once fused and I am also getting my piece "slumped" which means the edges will be slightly turned up so it will be a dish that I will probably use for jewelry. I will show you guys another photo when project is picked up.
Today I was super excited because some of my floral earring collections were chosen to be featured on Ace & Ivy , an online deal boutique. The feature started today and you can check it out here. I will talking more about this in an upcoming post.
|Earrings being featured|
I am very excited and my mind hasn't stopped racing because I came up with a brilliant business idea!! One I don't need tons of capital for and I can do pretty much on my own. For the time being, it's a secret but won't be for long I promise!! Well, have a fantastic day!! xoxo