I’ve spent the past 14 weeks taking a class through the Center for Women and Enterprise in Worcester, learning the ins and outs of how to get Wheelie Good Coffee off the ground. I have a full-time job as a research librarian and no inklings to leave that anytime soon, so this is a side venture for me. That fact made it a little hard to take in and keep up with everything in the business course, but I’m still glad I made the investment of my time (and money).
Another thing that made it hard for me is that I don’t really like business, at least not all of the spreadsheet / financial planning / mission statement jargon aspect of it. There’s a reason that I dropped accounting not once, but twice, during college. I understood Greek better (literally). Recently though, I came across Jennifer Lee’s terrific book for the non-business-brained folk like me, The Right-Brained Business Plan. While my formal class is coming to a close tomorrow night, I’m happily working through the exercises in Jennifer’s book and I’ll put them to good use as I move forward with my “wheelie good idea.” Because it IS a good idea and it’s something I want to make happen.
Stay tuned, everyone!