I'll be honest with you, writing a business plan, doing budgeting and figuring out taxes is not a whole lot of fun. It is a dead boring but very necessary part of starting a business. Where it does get fun though is when you start sourcing stock and looking at shop fittings. Because everything in my store is vintage inspired and orientated I know that I don't want any sleek new furniture. Rather I have been hitting all the old junk/ second hand shops around my area looking for the perfect vintage pieces. Often this requires doing a lot of sanding, fixing and repainting... but that is what I LOVE! Here is what I have found in the past week (please excuse the washing hanging in the way, it's winter here so it's the only place it will dry!)
here) so I tend to collect it all the time. I will probably end up selling most of it in the shop eventually... because as you can see it is already taking over the house!
Anyway so there you have it, the fun things! I am still looking for a vacant shop space at the moment. Fingers crossed something suitable comes along soon. By the way thank you so so much for all your lovely comments. They really inspire me to keep pursuing my dreams.