New to the Blogosphere and My Crochet-Business First Step

Hello World! Salaam (peace) be upon all of you!

Let me introduce myself – I’m a 20-something (ahem) homemaker who recently found her passion for crochet! I’m from “cold” Canada (Toronto) which is getting hotter every year. Soon we’ll be tropical!

If you’ve read my last post, you know how I “stumbled” upon crochet and fell in love. I love it so much I decided I wanted to do it all the time – what better excuse than to start a business!!

The business “thing” started out as a “hmmm, wouldn’t it be cool if…” idea! Did I really think it was going to happen? Maybe. Did I think it would happen so soon? No! I just started taking small steps and the more I crocheted the more I loved it and the more I knew this is what I wanted to do.

First step: (This doesn’t really seem like it should have been the “logical” very first step but it was mine) – coming up with a business name! I sat day dreaming one day thinking of what the name for my “theoretical” crochet business should be. I came up with a few things, but nothing that really got me excited. I googled suggestions for crochet business names and again, nothing got me really excited. Then, finally, I had an epiphany of sorts – it clicked! “Not Your Granny.” I loved it! It spoke to me! We were meant to be!

I got so excited I started jumping up and down – I told my husband I had found the one! My business name! I checked online to see whether the domain name was free and it was! I told him to buy it right away. Right now. He smiled and told me to sleep on it. If I still felt this strongly about it the next day then he would buy it for me!

I spent the rest of the day, and the next day singing “Not your granny! Not your granny!” and jumping up and down. Finally, the next night, I convinced him that I loved it enough for him to buy the domain – and he did! God bless him.

Then, the pressure was on. I had a name. And a domain. How could I not start this business? I had unconsciously “forced” myself into it… uh oh….

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