Having Your Own Business

When you have your own business, you have to think of everything from advertising to exit signs.  There are the regular monthly expenses such as rent, utilities, and insurance, of course, but then there are all the little details that can add up.

When we had our business years ago, we needed display cases and were fortunate enough to get them from a jewelry store going out of business.  But then we also needed a cash register which we had to buy new, so that was a considerable expense.

If you are thinking of starting your own business, do some brainstorming.  I would suggest making a comprehensive list of everything you will need.  Then check around for the best prices!

Where to Exit?

exit-sign-2-12-09Need emergency lights?  If you have a business, even a small business, then you need to have an exit sign.  I think businesses are supposed to have them over every exit, which I think is a great idea.  If there really is an emergency, most people are not in “thinking” mode but are in “panic” mode.  An easy to read sign doesn’t require any thinking but guides people to where they can go out of the building.

(Some moms might want one of these signs for the friends of their teenager.  Just kidding!)