My wife has run her own business for just about twenty eight years, some years have been good and other years not so much. When I started thinking about jumping into the business world I got to wondering if this was the right move for me or not. I have always worked for someone else and been told what to do and when to do it. I'd go home with nothing else to think about but working for yourself is not like that at all, my wife did warn me but I didn't listen. So one of my very first business ideas was about how to sell honey I have been told that advertising advertising advertising is key to selling in all its many forms. But my idea is just a little different from the usual form of advertisement and since I 'm new to all this I 'm too new to know if this is a good idea or a bad one. My idea is to ask for sponsors, these people would be guaranteed at least 12 bottle of honey as part the sponsor package before any honey is sold to outside customers. They would also have their names placed on the hive and given a picture of the hive and bees for their home. I wonder......... good idea or bad.
I'm a cnc operator or I was until the big wave in Japan swept away my companies contracts and my job. The big question after the wave was,what does a 57 years old out of work former employee do next. Well for me it was a job cutting meat for a friend and I would likely still be there if it weren't for the fact that the meat shop had financial problems and closed about six months after I got the job. Next came upgrading my license from a class 5 to a class 3, this was it "my new job" was to be as a truck driver maybe even go out west to make my fortune but alas no one wanted my services as a meat cutter or a truck driver. In the back ground was a lot of talk on tv and in the newspaper about the lack of bees and beekeepers. I always enjoyed bees so I started looking into the commercial side of bee keeping, was there a job to be found here or just another lost cause. While I did my research I went ahead and purchased five hives to educate myself on bee keeping as a potential new job and much to my surprise I found I enjoyed looking after the little creatures who knew. So now with my business plan finished and submitted I received news a week or so ago that the bankers also think my latest idea has merit and have agreed to finance Ken's Honey Bee Farm.