So, for my first entry into my blog I've decided to give an insight into what it's been like setting up a new company. In truth I don't know quite where to start; one minute I was thinking about it, the next I was registering my company at Companies House and given a company number. A certificate duly followed and that was that - easy peasy... er no. That was just the beginning of what I've found an arduously slow and laborious process. I still had to set up a company bank account, get VAT registered (probably the most convoluted process of them all), apply for a TIDS number, get a logo, an email address and business cards, aquire a domain name, build a website, familiarise myself with an accounting system and on top of all this informing clients and suppliers of what was occurring. There are no distinct set of guidelines to follow and advice that is given is, in most cases, fairly irrelevant. There have been times when my head felt like it was about to explode (this might seem overly dramatic but I'm sure there were times when the veins in my temples looked like they had a life of their own) but the term "light at the end of the tunnel" has never felt so apt. As I reach a point when most of the things listed above are now in place I can look back with a sense of pride. There's no going back now but I'm a positive forward-thinking person and going back was never an option.
In the month and a half since I started Elite Event Connections I've picked up a couple of new clients, won an award and pointed myself in the right direction to succeed in the future. With the aid of some fantastic industry friends, some of whom I collaborate with, I feel confident that things are going to be ok. Famous last words?... Nah, this is just the start of something good.
It might never be easy but anything worth doing with a passion never is, which makes it all the more rewarding.