I’m currently sitting in the newest of coffee shops offered by Arsaga’s.  It’s the former train depot right off Dickson Street and it’s a perfect example of how things of old can be repurposed and used again.  As many of you know, I typically start every morning with a cup of coffee at one of the local establishments.  Why?  I’m not really sure, but I think it has a lot more to do with my love of creative energy and people than coffee.  Most of these coffee shops are full of both.

I have just completed week two of my business and I’m assuming that like a child your business age will change from explaining it in weeks, to months, to years.  While these two things have very little in common, the amount of effort it takes to raise a child and a company are somewhat similar…

I knew going into this, that all businesses have certain challenges that must be met and overcome.  I saw a few of those challenges this past week.  They came in the form of time management and cost of services.  I have been truly blessed to begin this company with a solid foundation of clients, but that means I have to stay on top of my time commitments to each of them to insure they are getting value.  It’s a great “problem” to have but it’s critical for me to solve in order to be the value added company I set out to be.  The second challenge came through the cost of providing services to my clients.  Because ISG is a start up company, I occasionally work with outsource partners to provide  comprehensive business solutions to my clients.  It is important to me that my company oversees the creative process and provides all of the content in these collaborative efforts.  This has led to a few meetings to outline the roles of everyone and how those roles should be compensated.

Today starts week 3 of ISG.  I”m excited about the future and look forward to adding more clients.  Not for monetary gain alone but because I truly feel I can provide the missing pieces of the puzzle for your business or design project.

I’ll be glad when this company is out of diapers…