This time five years ago, I was writing a business plan. It took me several weeks. There was a lot of research done on my competitor's pricing. I was still trying to decide if I really wanted to start my own business. I didn't even know which longarm I was going to end up purchasing. I really thought I wanted an APQS Millennium, but I had never actually touched one. Market was fast approaching and I decided to go ahead and form the business so I could get my credentials in and attend Market. My plan was to drive to Houston, kidnap my Mom on the way, and stay with my sister. I thought I would actually purchase a longarm the next spring, this was just a research trip.
Market was a mind blowing experience. I played on every machine on a frame, even the DSMs. I kept sneaking back to the APQS booth. I called Matt to tell him what I had learned and he said those fateful words... "I am sick of talking about longarms, if you know what you want, just buy it already." I ran back to the booth and ordered my Millie. I will forever be sorry for mowing down the people in my way, but I was on a mission. Ha! No one was mowed down, but I "may" have thought about it.
Everything worked out wonderfully! I still love my Millie! I have gotten to do some really fun things because of it. My life is now completely crazy, but I love what I do. I now know something I did not know when I wrote that business plan 5 years ago... Dream Big! It is going to be so much fun to look at this new business plan in 5 years and see what I actually accomplished!