KOK Edit: Your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM)
KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) Katharine O'Moore Klopf

Friday, September 28, 2007

Two-Freelancer Home: Update

Here's an update about my husband's progress toward self-employment:

Today was supposed to have been Ed's last day as an employee, but the very small cabinetmaking company needs him for one more week. Today, he has the task of helping get the last of the equipment out of the company's old wood shop; he text-messaged me that he's feeling sad about this because it's the end of 14 years of working in that shop. But later today, he will be allowed to use the company truck and load it up with as many pieces of equipment that he wants and can fit in it and bring them here to our wood shop. His boss (the owner) will be giving him some pieces—free!—and charging him less than market value for the others. This will help tremendously with Ed's startup costs.

Our graphic-artist friend has created a logo for Ed; you can see it at the temporary home page of his web site. She's also designed his business cards, which will be printed shortly. The talented woman who did my business web site will do Ed's, so it will look sharp. I've set up a Caf├ęPress shop for him; we've ordered T-shirts for him to have ready to work in, and whenever he does a project for a new client, he'll give the client shirts or coffee mugs or whatever.

He already has projects waiting for him to be self-employed. The first week that he's on his own, he'll also be combing through our wood shop to get rid of nonshop stuff that's been stored there over the years, mostly by his parents, who live with us. We'll have to rent a Dumpster for this.

We're waiting on our attorney to get the incorporation papers filed so that Ed can purchase insurance and a workers' comp policy. And this weekend, we'll complete the list of startup expenses so that we (I'll likely be the vice president) can get a bank loan to cover them. He can't wait to be self-employed!

1 comment:

Stephanie E. said...

I'm so excited for you both! What a great new adventure with such a great start.

Template created by Makeworthy Media