This afternoon I have an appointment with a professor at the University who volunteers his help with the Center for Entreprenuership assisting people with their business plans. I’m not sure what to expect, whether it will be great input, or a waste of time, but I am willing to see what I can learn from him.
My business plan is a long winded document, as you might imagine, and basically it can be boiled down to this:
“Build it & they will buy it”
“Teach it & they will pay to learn it”
“Write it & they will pay to read it”
The document doesn’t really look like other business plans, in that I am not seeking a business loan from a bank. It will be interesting to see what I learn at the meeting.
I’ll let you know what I learn, as there is a growing group of people that ask me questions about making their woodworking hobby into a full, or part-time business venture, and I know they will be interested to see what the Professor has to say. Who knows, I may come out of the meeting this afternoon as a dry-waller, looking for a job, or on some other path.
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com