I can't believe how long I've been in this program. The day I got accepted, was November 2011, almost a year ago. Well actually it was a 9 month long program, and a lot of work. I have to thank them for accepting me, giving me free business classes, and my counsellors for pushing me to go further than I thought. In 6 months I've more than tripled the amount of actual stores, and well, everything has been great. I can imagine where I'd be if it wasn't for that program. I'd probably still be making monsters while working full time (like so many people). The fact that I was already unemployed helped me to push me to start my own business. To take that plunge!! No one knows how hard it is to run your own business until you actually do it. I know many people who want to do it, but it's always good to talk to people who own their own businesses, and really talk to them about their struggles when they started. A start up is hard. Trust me. Although I love working for myself, and I find it highly gratifying to know that every penny that I make is going to me, and me alone, I have to say that it's highly stressful doing everything yourself, as well as the discipline. If you think about it, we grew up with someone telling us what to do every day, and then you change that to you being your own boss. Way harder than it seems. But in the past 9 months I've finally found some sort of rhythm that works for me! It's not a 9 to 5 schedule, but close enough.
From tomorrow until the end of December it's going to be l'enfer (or hell in English). Hahahaha. I'm kidding. The business is going fabulously!
I'm also thinking of redesigning my logo. I'm not getting the impression that people are associated the bird in my business card with my monsters:
So I've decided to redesign it, so the business name is more condensed, and instead of a bird, perhaps I can do a sketched monster?
This is what I have so far, it's my napkin logo...
I've been thinking that a nice old fashioned font would be great, and a sketch of my monster! Thoughts???
Well that's that. Have a great rest of the week, and stay tuned on Friday when I have a new artist feature post! :)