Category: Microbusiness

I’ve moved from a true microbusiness to a hobby, but I’m still having fun crunching numbers to find material costs, looking into various marketing ideas, and other things business related. Older posts deal with taxes, and who knows, maybe in the future I’ll start the business up again!

  • Selling Serial Stories

    The first product I am working on for next year is the idea of selling ‘tickets’ to serialized novels and short stories. Serial stories look to be a great way to keep folks coming back to the website on a regular basis. As long as there is a free reading option, I think that an […]

  • Name Recognition (or: Finding Your Tribe)

    The last time I was selling custom model horses I was a relatively familiar name in the hobby. I wasn’t the best artist by a long shot, but I was out there having a blast and making new friends. I was active on Model Horse Blab and the various Yahoo Newsgroups. I tried to keep […]

  • Hacking My Business Plan

    Hacking My Business Plan

    I am trying to write a business plan for my home micro-business and I keep hitting dead ends. Mostly because the generic business plan that the SBA suggest above is for companies, not micro-business. Even in my rosiest forecast I don’t plan on having employees, investors, or business loans. In fact, the only person who […]

  • Just the Tax, Ma’am

    One of the sad realities to working for myself is that my goal income really isn’t my goal income. For instance, say I’d like to be bringing in $30,000 a year (or a little over $2,000 a month) in order to feel comfortable in my normal spending habits. Assuming our debts continue on their current […]

  • Starting Small – Cost Neutral Hobbies

    Since the theme for this month is baby steps, I’ve decided to find ways to make my favorite hobbies a cost neutral exercise. This would allow me to continue to enjoy my down-time if money gets tight when my husband goes back to school and to experiment within the available markets. I will be using […]