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Monday, November 23, 2015

Sales Top $12,750 And I Am Poised to Hire My First Employee

With November coming to a close, I am coming to the end of my 5th month as an independent entrepreneur and the prevalent feeling I have now is one of overwhelm. Sales just passed the $12,750 mark this weekend during the period from July 22 to November 22 (4 months). The Queen Elizabeth II material that I have been listing is selling just as well as the earlier material now that I am describing it to the level of detail that I am. So I am finding that between social media and daily orders, that I am not getting very much time at all on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to list material, and with so much inventory still to list, it is clear that I badly need help to take the business to the next level.

With that, my sister in law's partner has expressed interest in coming to work with me part time starting in January. He used to collect stamps in his youth, so he has a comfort level in working with them. We met on Friday last week to discuss what it is I do and what I need help with. Our discussions went very well, and I can't wait for him to start. Also my son is back from the west coast for two months and will be working with me to help in the meantime. Last, but not least, it looks as though Steph and I will be working together soon as well - something that I am very much looking forward to.

I have been working on the Queen Elizabeth II issues for the last several weeks and the issue that I am working on right now is called the Wilding Issue, which is so named because the stamp designs were based on a photograph by Dorothy Wilding. The basic stamp designs are shown below:






I used to think these were very boring stamps, but after working with them for several weeks now, I have to say that they are growing on me.

I don't think  have much more to write about or report. I have been recycling menus for the past several weeks because I am so busy so no new recipes to share. Wedding plans are proceeding at a glacial pace and the business just continues to grow. I am feeling pretty optimistic, but a bit overwhelmed as I said at the beginning of this post.

I may start a series of posts about tax tips for small business until I have an updated progress report for the business or a new insight about my journey as an entrepreneur.

Until then, keep your optimism and continue to persevere towards your goals!


  1. Having trouble following the family tree. You have hired your sister in law's partner. Is that your sister's significant other? Or wife's sister's significant other?

    How is your son able to get 2 months off work / school? Is he staying with you while in TO?

  2. Yes, I am going to be working with the partner of Steph's sister. My son normally lives on the west coast and is in-between jobs, so that is how he can be here for 2 months.