We have a name!

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Since we decided the sort of business we want to run, we have been tossing around a number of different names for our new enterprise. When looking, some of things we kept in mind were: Is the business name available? Is the domain name available? Is there a registered trademark in Australia? Does it reflect …

Researching the competition

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Now that we have settled on an idea, while thinking about a name, I’ve been researching the competition. There are quite a few subscription services out there, including food (we have a Hello Fresh box delivered every week!), beauty products, wine and other alcohol, and all manner of other things. There are also quite a …

Books, books, books

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After looking at all our options, and realising that it would be my passion that keeps things going, we have decided to do something with books. Many of the ideas I’ve had have something to do with indie authors and those who are published with smaller publishing houses. As a self-published children’s author, it can …

Product or Service?

Products or service?

After talking with the kids, we have decided that a product based business, rather than a service based one, would work better for us. Given that one of the criteria is that my kids can work in the business with me, a service business would mean that I would be doing most of the work! …

Business models

Looking for a business model

In order to find a business that works for us, we have been looking at a number of business models. This is not the business structure – like whether or not to register a sole trader or a company. This is how the business will operate. Some of the ideas we’ve investigated include: Information website …

Finding a passion

Finding a passion

I have been reading┬áThe Business Bakery by Julia Bickerstaff lately. It’s a great book for starting out as the information is simple and practical. In this book, she talks about the three ingredients you need to start a business. One of them is to find something you are passionate about. This got me thinking – …

Criteria for a business idea

Looking for an idea

As I spoke about in yesterday’s post, I am looking for a business idea to give us some additional income, and some flexibility. When thinking about ideas, I have come up with the following criteria for an idea that will suit me and my family. These include: Something that won’t require a lot of work …

Welcome to Accidental WAHM

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Hello and welcome to Accidental WAHM. It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted on this blog, so long, in fact, that my old blog had completely disappeared off the face of the earth! Even though the blog had disappeared, I still had the domain, Facebook page & Twitter account. So, when I found myself …