I try to keep this blog separate to the business but there comes a line that you cross and it is just do or don’t – there is no try. So if you have no interest in my business or a plea for help, please pass this post by.
As some of you know I have been very intermittent over the past year. This is because I have been running a games store – yes, a real life gaming store! It has been awesome. It has been hard. When I started this I was going to take over the world – and Tasmania. I so far have achieved neither but there has been fun and the doors are still open.
The store makes enough money to keep the games on the shelf, the lights, power and internet running as well as the rent paid and one lonely staff member whom I pay for 3-5 hours a week. It makes nothing past that. I have not yet managed to pay myself a single cent from the business in the 12 months since it became a thing.
But there is one issue that exists from the beginning and it is an invoice that is only three quarters paid. It came about from someone who volunteered services and then gave me an invoice. Not an insignificant one – a big one. It is for an arm of the business that just did not happen and it is an arm of the business that under-performs by about 95% each month from what it was projected to. I want to pay that invoice and then kill that side of the business as it stands and redo it myself. The way I should have from day 1.
So, I am asking everyone that knows me – or has enjoyed one of my posts, or has downloaded some of the free stuff here on the site, to give me a buff. The invoice is around $700 USD remaining and if some of you could just click on the tip jar link to the right and donate a dollar or 5 or ten or whatever, that would do a great deal to helping me move forward with the business.
At the moment the business is one day away from being a year old, and we are sustainable – I just want it to grow. Please help me clear up the old so I can create the new.