Yes, there is. There's a hurry, Xander. I'm dying...I may have as few as fifty years left.

Anya ,'Same Time, Same Place'


Buffista Business Talk: I wanted simple, I wanted in-and-out, I wanted easy money.

A virtual watercooler where Buffistas in business can talk, share, exchange, bemoan, exult and assorted other power verbs associated with all areas of running/starting up a business. For existing or potential Buffista business owners of all types. Spamming is NOT ON. A list of our Buffista owned businesses is on our links page.


megan walker - Apr 02, 2019 3:11:05 pm PDT #1392 of 1409
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Money is so f*cking stressful. Sending golden vibes to you down the coast, ND.


NoiseDesign - Apr 29, 2019 3:55:43 pm PDT #1393 of 1409
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

The pipeline for work here at my little company is filling up, so the year looks like it will be a good one in the end, but it's still painfully tight in the immediate. I mean things like delaying paychecks tight. It's stressful and overall I do okay, but it's really beginning to take a toll on me. I just want to get through this patch and start to get the company on the real road to recovery.


Laura - Apr 30, 2019 4:42:02 am PDT #1394 of 1409
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

We had times where we had to delay paychecks, and it really sucked. At least the employees understood that it was better than us shutting down. In the 2008-2009 time period I totally trashed our credit and still don't know how we managed to survive.

Hang in there, ND. Focus on the future.


NoiseDesign - Apr 30, 2019 10:48:20 am PDT #1395 of 1409
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

That's one of the things I've been very diligent about doing. Making sure I'm still filling the pipeline with work going forward. Trying now to book projects in Q1 2020 since I know that's always the painful quarter. Getting more things booked into the fall. Now it's just a matter of getting everything to those marks.


NoiseDesign - May 03, 2019 7:42:47 am PDT #1396 of 1409
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

As part of shoring up the company I reached out to a small group of friends looking to raise $50,000 in personal loans with a grace period on repayment. Through this network I got to about $38,000. Right now it's that missing $12,000 that's binding things up at the beginning of May. Things are so close and I am feeling like I'm cracking under the stress. Sigh.


Tom Scola - Aug 04, 2019 2:09:06 pm PDT #1397 of 1409
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

So, in order to open an online store to sell my zine (!!!), I need a business PayPal account, and PayPal wants a business name. Can I just make up a DBA on the spot and give it to PayPal, or is there more I have to do? Does my bank need the DBA also? Yes, I am being unnecessarily paranoid about this. Also, this is a hobby, and there is no way I will ever show a net profit.


NoiseDesign - Aug 04, 2019 10:55:58 pm PDT #1398 of 1409
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

There are a number of online companies that can help you set up a DBA very cheaply. It's a pretty painless process. I did it way back when I was operating as a sole proprietor and my company was a DBA. Even if it is being done as a hobby it's worth doing the DBA IMO.


Laga - Jan 26, 2020 7:37:19 am PST #1399 of 1409
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

I'd like to make my living as a travelling GM, bringing everything needed to play tabletop RPGs to people, hell maybe all over the world someday! Right now everything is still in the planning stages but I wonder if anyone thinks it would be worthwhile to set up a (I know a bad choice but it's the first one that comes to mind) Go Fund Me or please recommend a similar but better type of fundraising ap if you think that would be a good thing to invest time in as I grow this business.


flea - Jan 26, 2020 8:28:49 am PST #1400 of 1409
information libertarian

Patreon?


Laga - Jan 26, 2020 8:44:07 am PST #1401 of 1409
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

Yes! we should have a Patreon. Thank you!