So good to be back at mdc. last few months have been SO exhausting, I hope things are finally settling down. (warning: this post is long
I am about to start WOH part-time. Then hopefully switch over to more of a WAH position over time. This is where I need help, inspiration, advice, etc
My dh has a martial arts academy - it's a Brazilian martial art that combines music, acrobatics, etc, etc - really different. We're trying to grow it and planning on moving into a bigger place in a better location starting next June. I am currently WOH full time and not really enjoying it (ok, really not enjoying it
) My background is in finance, and so I started out thinking that if I can find something outside of the corporate world - like a small business - that I can run out of the house, then I will be much more fulfilled and will spend more time with my family.
Then a while back, granolamom was talking about her cafe, and reading through all the name suggestions, etc., I thought: "CAFE!" What I am thinking right now is a healthy cafe - sandwiches, smoothies, wraps, etc. This seems to be such a great combination for me: I can run this business, (don't want to actually work there) we can have it next door to the academy (so dh's students can eat there and hopefully we'll recruit some students from the people coming to the cafe) Ever since I got pg with dd, I have completely changed my outlook on food - I don't think I knew what "organic" meant before I got pg :LOL
So I would like to have all-organic, just not sure how the cost/benefit is going to work. I will at least try to have some organic, and as much local I can.
I am thinking of getting a job at a smoothie/wrap place, just not sure if they would hire someone one day a week (and I don't want to work any more) - to "spy" - learn from their mistakes and use what they do right.
any advice/suggestions? I am completely blank about a possible name? I'm actually thinking of incorporating the business (mainly for liability purposes) - and having the academy and the cafe as subsidiaries? the acadamy's site is www.tampacapoeira.com
What would I call this cafe? Any idea how much in savings I would need to start up? I'm not looking for a very complicated menu..
any of you think this is a good idea? bad idea? I have about 10 months to what I hope would be a grand opening - new location for academy, and the cafe. I feel like I should start working on this, just now sure where to start. This is so open-ended and rambly.. I'm sorry..
MDC members are a bunch of some of the most creative people I've "met", so I thought I'd start a thread here.. Let me know if this isn't the place to put it! thanks!!!!