Wash: Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction. Zoe: We live in a space ship, dear. Wash: So?

'Objects In Space'


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.


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!


Stephanie - Apr 28, 2020 6:42:25 am PDT #1402 of 1409
Trust my rage

patreon is a thing that lets you give money to artists you want to support. I am all into ASMR videos and it seem like they all have patreon accounts.


NoiseDesign - Jun 01, 2020 11:47:22 am PDT #1403 of 1409
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

Things I never thought I would have to navigate as a business owner; how do return to work after essentially shutting down for a pandemic, how to clear worksites to remain safe, how to deal with jobsites that might be in the middle of looting zone during a time of civil unrest.


Calli - Jun 02, 2020 9:11:55 am PDT #1404 of 1409
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

how do return to work after essentially shutting down for a pandemic, how to clear worksites to remain safe, how to deal with jobsites that might be in the middle of looting zone during a time of civil unrest.

This reminds me a lot of the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini . He writes about trying to keep his art and studio going during the bubonic plague, during war and civil unrest. The good news, Drew, is that I'm pretty sure this makes you a Renaissance Man. The bad news is that, lovely art aside, the Renaissance kinda sucked to live through.