Business in progress

Business

Went out tand bought two books to explore this business idea. Business Plans for Dummies and Business Kit for Dummies.

I’m learning a lot I never knew. My dad was right, I should have taken a few business courses when I was an undergrad. i’ll probably form my business as a Sole proprietor and file a DBA. I’ll need to figure out a business name first. I have a few ideas.

I’ve also spoken with my friend Bill about this idea. I would be really nice to get this rolling.
I could already start with my current equipment and start with a typesetting business and write resumes and then do some freelance design work. Any donations of work done for non-profits could be a business writeoff for taxes.

There are several people I’d like to interview. I need to first finish reading these books to get a better idea what i’m up for. I’d like to do something to incorporate my hobbies into one business. I’m into so many different things. Getting started with a writing career and getting paid would be very cool.

I want to set up my own website both a professional one for social work, and one for my creative business. Hoping to see where this goes. It would be nice to earn an extra 10-20k a year. Even a couple of thousand dollars would be nice as I foresee some expenses coming up…new car, home repairs, and I’d like to also take some trips to Europe.

Big visions, big dreams but first I need a lot of work and planning. The next chapter to read is on accounting and tracking the business. I need a lot of help with that. I don’t regularly balance my checkbook. I know I also need to straighten out some personal financial problems to improve my credit rating and to get my own household in order.

I’m pretty excited right now. Due to some of the more chaotic issues going on at work, focusing on alternative funding streams for income sound really good right now. Focusing on a business of my own that involves my own artistic creations, talents and experience is the plan. I will likely start my own business dealing more with social work but starting out with my first career, I can utilize my talents in that area first.

Well, it’s time to head to bed. That’s enought for now. More details coming in the future.

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DoorQ.com

Gays

Wow. Found another nerd-gay site. I’ve been aware of a couple of these forums. The Gaylaxians are the big group. A group of gay sci-fi fans that has a long history. As i understand it, the midwest chapter fell apart due to internal politics. They do have their own convention and i’ll need to check it out sooner or later. My friend, Aaron told me that he’s attended this convention. He has some FANTASTIK superhero costumes, so I really think I should go and get involved.

There are also the furry groups. I have a couple of friends who do this sort of thing as well. I’d love to learn how to draw furry stuff. My friend John used to be a great furry artist but he’s had some nerve damage and rarely draws anymore. I’d love to get him to teach me his techniques.

Then there are the gay superhero groups. GayLeague.com used to be a blog that was also a networking forum. It’s been redrafted into a blog that gets updated every couple of days. I preferred the original. It was more fun, but the current one seems to be getting updated more frequently.

The world of gay videogamers has been more wellknown. Leagues of folks on dedicated servers on WoW and City of Heroes makes gaming with fellow LGBTers more fun. I’ve heard of the GAYMERs which is a social networking group for queers.

The latest discovery is this website DoorQ.com. A video of porn-star and dreamboat Brent Corrigan at Comic Con in 2008 was how I found out about this group. A group for sci-fi, fantasy and horror for gays. Very cool. I’ll have to further explore this site.

All these groups make me think I should run a panel for connecting the geeks, gays and gaming. Maybe next year at Penguicon. I bet it would be a huge panel.