Hi everyone! This has been on my mind since I first started thinking about doing this business, and I've finally decided to ask for advice/opinions.
I work a 9-5ish, and I go to school. This semester I only have class one night per week since I'm also taking a morning class before work, but generally its two nights per week and will be for the next 2 1/2 to 3 years. The plan is to just scoop on weekends at first, then add after work on those extra three weekdays (until I lose daylight). I intend to keep the business small until I graduate. (Unless of course, I get 5 billion customers right away and can quit my day job
I know I'm a hard worker, and eventhough I'm sure it will be stressful at times, I think I can handle it all.
Here are my questions:
Am I crazy?
I've wanted to own my own business for as long as I can remember and am SO EXCITED to finally find something that I think will work for me. Am I letting my excitement blind me from reality that I won't have enough time for everything?
Is it smarter for me to wait another 2 1/2 to 3 years to start? Yes, there is always more to read and learn and prepare, but isn't the experience even more valuable? Even if I only scooped 5 yards a week (I'm hoping for more than that!
), wouldn't I be way ahead of the game compared to waiting?
Is it silly to think that I can start by scooping on weekends only? Do customers prefer weekdays so much that it will be a huge disadvantage to me?
Even if you've just recently started your business, you know better than I do! And those of you that have been at it for years will know the best. Any advice/opinions would be truly appreciated.
Stacie in Arizona